Simpson Track & Field Bus Cancelled to Implement New Cost-Saving Carpooling Initiative


SIMPSON – Following a surprise last minute cancellation of the team’s bus transportation, Simpson’s Track & Field team was forced to make their own arrangements to get to today’s meet in Grinnell.

Today’s indoor meet, the Darren Young Invitational, was the sixth meet of the season for Simpson but the first in which Simpson’s athletes were forced transport themselves. Indeed, many students were encouraged to carpool to the meet in Grinnell.

“Thankfully a few of my teammates had some oversized vehicles capable of carrying multiple tracksters,” said first-year sprinter Wilma Joyner as she flattened herself against the car’s door in order to accommodate four other teammates in the backseat. “Unfortunately we didn’t have any room in the trunk for our equipment because we stuck coach back there.”

Simpson’s throwers of the discus, hammer, javelin, and shotput, instead chose to throw in the towel today citing concerns related to transport of their heavier equipment.

As for Simpson’s long-distance runners, many chose to save gas by running to Grinnell. Their events have been pushed back to Sunday in order to accommodate the 22 hours it will take for the runners to traverse the 70 miles to Grinnell. These long-distance runners will be taking the scenic route through the Red Rock Lake area.

So what are the savings for Simpson College?

They save the hassle of transporting some of Simpson’s finest athletes.

By Lionel Robertson


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