And here we are, trackside at Franklin Field on a chilly but wonderfully sunny morning.
I had hoped to start writing a bit earlier in the day, but I was chasing athletes after literally the morning's first race. UCLA's Ryann Krais and Nicole Leach ran in the college women's 400-meter hurdles, which (as always) started before the official start time.
I'll be tracking them down again later for a video feature. For now, though, we're on to the high school girls' 4x800. Live results are available at the Relays' official website.
Come join me in The Paddock on the right side of the blog, and let's chat.