Although four teams have dropped out of the inaugural Payson Co-ed Relay Carnival, the competition will go on as scheduled.
Field events in the track meet kick off at 1 p.m. today (Friday) on PHS field. Running events begin at 2 p.m.
Schools participating include Sandra Day O'Connor, Horizon Honors charter school and Payson.
The event will be different than most prep meets in that all relays will be run co-ed -- two girls and two boys.
The 4x100 and 4x400 teams, however, may be either boys or girls. Those relays will be run in the more traditional all-boys and all-girls style to allow coaches to tune their teams before the regional finals begin next week.
Also in the meet, there will be no limit on the number of athletes each school can enter in an event.
Open events will be held at coach's request. The open events will allow youngsters who are not in the relays the opportunity to participate.
A 50-meter Payson Elementary Schools Challenge will give the younger set the opportunity to participate in the meet.
Volunteers are needed to help run the meet. Anyone interested should show up at the PHS track and contact any member of the coaching staff. There is no admission for spectators.
Veteran Payson Women's Golf Association player Marge Landra is doing cartwheels on the Payson Golf Course.
Her euphoria is due in part to a tournament victory over her nemesis, Laura Meyocks. The upset occurred in flight A of a low-net tournament held April 20 at PGC.
According to PWGA member Alesha Calderwood, Landra declared after her win over Meyocks, "I want headlines in the paper, it may never happen again."
In flight B, Calderwood was the champion. Dorothy Meek and Blanche Nyberg shared top honors in Flight C. Wilma Smith claimed the flight D title.
Joyce Karnes was hot in the closest-to-the-pin competition. On both No. 5 (11 feet, 3 inches) and No. 17 (11 feet, 2 inches), she pocketed prize money.