Football is the big sport in Texas, while basketball and baseball are probably the second most popular sports I shoot, but I always wondered why the Track and Field athletes get so little coverage. I guess it's because they are essentially solo sports and their competitions are usually rotated among different schools where five or more teams show up for a full day of competition.
Well, this year I dragged myself out of bed on a Saturday morning and had a blast shooting at least eight different events types. It would take an army of photographers to adequately cover a Track & Field event, so I was worn out after eight hours, but there are few other sports that let you get up close and personal with the athletes and see the effort in their eyes and on their faces. If I was asked to do a dynamic sports portrait I can't think of a better event than Shot Put, Discus or hurdles to bring out the energy in a subject.
This year Boerne ISD hosted the Boerne-Champion Chargers, Boerne Greyhounds, San Antonio Taft, San Antonio Clemens, Pearsall High School, Laredo United, Incarnate Word High School and Geneva. If you want to see athletes that have to do it by themselves just check out the Boerne ISD Relays 2011 photo gallery.