Outside the Memorial Hall gymnasium, a mass of people wait patiently to enter the double doors and take their seats in the bleachers. When walking through the doors, the bleachers are full, and ushers are directing people to sit in the middle of the basketball court. More than 1,000 people are present, mostly in black, somberly awaiting the start of the ceremony. Emotions are high as people continue to funnel through the doors.
The Plattsburgh State track and field team had their first taste of outdoor competition last weekend, competing in the UR Alumni meet at the University of Rochester and the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University.