The section of all-weather track preceding the starting line often goes ignored if not entirely unnoticed.
Athletes such as Center Grove High School hurdlers Justin Veteto and Evan Tandy know the terrain well. It represents, after all, the calm before the storm.
The boys 110-meter high hurdles are a power event in every sense. From the explosiveness needed out of the blocks
to the focus, technique, endurance and sense of strategy called on to successfully finish the race, many components become intertwined within those 14-plus seconds.
But then hurdles competitions in general are difficult.