The Clackamas (Ore.)
boys and girls track teams have combined for an incredible turnout of 242 athletes this spring, according to the Oregonian
Anticipating a big turnout, coach Jeff Kelleher ordered 200 uniforms in the preseason. Remarkably, it wasn't enough.
The Cavaliers, who have had combined turnouts in the 180s before, have 127 boys this year. The girls put them over the top when 52 freshmen came out. Seventy athletes are sprinters. Four buses are needed when they hit the road.
Kelleher told the newspaper, "It was like a three-ring circus at the beginning. But everybody is getting better. Just learning the names is the difficult part. Collectively, as a group of coaches, we know everybody. We call it our big family."
It takes 11 coaches - four of them volunteers - to handle the Clackamas "family."