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Blacksburg High School track and field battles weather to reach state meet

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Blacksburg High School track and field athletes are fighting the elements to prepare for state tournament competition.  

The championships were supposed to take place last week, but snow and ice pushed the event back to this Thursday and Friday.  

The weather has kept many of the Bruins runners from completing their normal training routines to get ready for the big day.  Although, they say most of their opponents are in the same boat. 

Coaches say this is the first time the state tournament has been postponed due to weather in more than a decade.