Friday Nights’ evening session at the 2016 Columbus Sectional Championships meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of Ohio State University have been cancelled.
The meet, which is a summer-ending championship meet for many swimmers moving to make a leap to Futures or Junior Nationals time standards, is hoping to wrap up on Saturday. Several buildings on the Ohio State campus lost power. The meet was initially delayed, but eventually put off until Saturday – where Friday’s events will be swum in the morning as timed finals, and Saturday’s events will be swum as timed finals in the evening.
As booming thunderstorms moved through Ohio this morning, the facility lost power in the middle of the prelims sessions. Prelims were then originally scheduled to be delayed
For more updates, check the Ohio State Swim Club website.
Several tweeted pictures during prelims of the full McCorkle facility with the power off.
Breaking news!! Power outage at Ohio Speedo Sectionals Columbus.@USASwimming @swimswamnews #midswim for @JGrender pic.twitter.com/ipgeqPQD7m
— Swim Bros Podcast (@SwimBrosPodcast) July 22, 2016
Power outage at Central Zones Sectional Championships…! @swimswamnews pic.twitter.com/zZGVy2YHFK
— Brian Peresie (@ZipsCoachBrian) July 22, 2016
When the power goes out at the Columbus Sectionals @swimswamnews pic.twitter.com/DU8NnejXer
— Shaunna Jones (@shaunnajones9) July 22, 2016