A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'
By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Cross country runners will cover 5 kilometers a lot this fall, with unique courses and different competitors providing the variety to go with that standard race distance.
St. Johns took changing things up another step Friday, hosting its first Redwing Under the Lights Invitational.
Racers were to compete under five light towers plus a number of loaned portable lighting units, the Lansing State Journal reported. The start came after dark at 9:30 p.m. and was a great success, athletic director Chris Ervin said – although he noted a few more lights will be added for next season's Redwing Under the Lights, already scheduled for Aug. 21, 2015.
PHOTOS: (Top) Dusk settles Aug. 22 on St. Johns before the Redwing Under the Lights Invitational. (Middle) Runners prepare for the 9:30 p.m. race start. (Photos courtesy of St. Johns High School.)