The Wichitan

Turf fields pose challenges for athletes

Robert Sayler, business freshmen, watches for an opportunity to get the ball when the soccer players gathered the week before official practice began to run plays on the new turf field. Earlier in the week, coaches had recorded temperatures approaching 150˚F on the turf field. Photo by Bradley Wilson.

Kara McIntyre

August 17, 2016

The summers in Wichita Falls are not exactly known to be moderate with an average high of 97.8˚F and record high of 117˚F.But with the conversion of all practice fields from grass to turf, athletes are learning to endure even higher temperatures and learning to pour water in their shoes to keep thei...

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