Weather delays state track and baseball championship

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Athletes have been waiting all year to fill Cessna Stadium for the state track and field championships, but Friday, it stood empty.

"They got there at 7:30 this morning and they've been delayed and delayed," says Larry Smith, a track parent.

"Just getting ready for the 4-1 and lightning strikes," says Tami Shirack, a track grandparent.

Just across WSU's campus, Bishop Caroll was playing in the semi-finals of the 5A baseball state championship.

"We played about two innings and they sent us out for lightning and  about 10 minutes later we had a huge downpour," says Darren Pracht, a baseball parent.

The game was just getting started, and neither team had scored. Caroll only needed to win one more time to move on to the championship game. 

Now, the team will have to wait until Saturday to see if they'll move on.

"The whole team was just ready to be able to play this game," says Cale Blasi a player. 

Track and field events are also now delayed another day. Athletes will wake up bright and early Saturday morning, hoping for clear skies.

Both the baseball championship and track and field are now rescheduled for tomorrow morning, if it doesn't rain.

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