Cooler heads appeared to prevail in Pennsylvania earlier today and we're all thankful for that.
According to the Daily Times
, Penn Wood (Lansdowne, Pa.)
senior Eric Futch, the nation's top 400-meter hurdler – and a top sprinter – was reinstated and will compete in the PIAA Track and Field Championships.
The University of Houston signee was disqualified in the District One Championships last weekend for unsportsmanlike conduct. That would have made him ineligible for the state championships.
After two appeals were denied earlier in the week, the PIAA Board of Directors voted Thursday to reinstate Futch, who was involved in a heated conversation with race officials about what tent area to stand under. The meet was held under sweltering conditions.
Futch is the nation's No. 1 400 hurdler (51.77 seconds) and is headed to the University of Houston on scholarship. He's also the No. 4 300 hurdler in the country (36.67). His 21.23 time in the 200 is 29th nationally.
We wrote about this on a previous blog
yesterday. Glad it all got worked out.