BATON ROUGE, La. (May 11) – The competition at the 2023 SEC Outdoor Championships has been halted today as lightning was detected near the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. The action on Day One was forced into a weather delay shortly after the first heat of the men’s 200 meters. Officials made the decision to evacuate the track and ordered spectators to seek shelter as a safety precaution.
The interruption occurred when officials received reports of lightning strikes within an 8-mile radius of the stadium. Concerned for the well-being of the athletes and attendees, the second heat of the men’s 200m race was postponed. Officials are keeping a close eye on the proximity of the lightning detection and have suspended the meet for a minimum of 30 minutes.
The safety of everyone involved is the top priority, and the competition will resume once the weather conditions improve. In the meantime, fans eager to catch the thrilling action can enjoy live streaming coverage of the 2023 SEC Championships on the SEC Network+ once the competition starts again.
Stay tuned for updates on when the competition will resume, as officials continue to monitor the weather closely. The SEC Outdoor Championships promises to be a spectacular event and you don’t want to miss out on any of the action!