My thoughts on the 2019 OHSAA State Meet:
The State Meet experience was much better than I anticipated. They took care of parking very well from what I saw, and there was plenty of room for spectators to run around and watch.
But more than anything, the course itself was in amazing shape. I was shocked at how much better it looked compared to Thursday.
And the new course layout is exciting and fun for spectators. There's a lot of good energy in that initial start and on the dragstrip.
That being said, if the State Meet is to continue at National Trail, this Christmas Display must be held off until after the State Meet weekend. It looked so tacky and just caused a lot of crowded areas. I still think that is non-negotiable.
I do still believe that that NTR is not the best option in Ohio for the State Meet, and there could certainly be better options out there.
But, the meet and experience overall was generally positive yesterday, I certainly enjoyed it, and if NTR and the OHSAA continue to improve the experience, I would not be that disappointed if it were to remain there.