Yes, we know DK Metcalf
is racing the 100 at Mt. SAC this weekend. We're excited about it too
. But that doesn't mean we should let one NFL star overshadow one of the best meets of the 2021 season so far.
Where to even begin? Noah Lyles
vs. Kenny Bednarek
? Donavan Brazier
vs. Bryce Hoppel
vs. Clayton Murphy
? The return of Evan Jager
? The steeple debut of Sean McGorty
? There's a lot to talk about going into this weekend's USATF Golden Games and there will be even more to say on Sunday night once the results are in.
Get used to the feeling. There are six weekends remaining before the US Olympic Trials, and pretty much all of them will feature world-class track & field. There's the Sound Running Track Meet next weekend, then Diamond Leagues in Gateshead and Doha. Then it's NCAAs and the Trials a week later.
The only thing missing? Fans. Even as the vaccine is being rolled out successfully across America, there will be no fans at Mt. SAC this weekend and precious few -- if any -- at the Trials. We'll take meets without fans over the disjointed 2020 season, but the spring track season hasn't been the same -- and the Trials certainly won't be.