Stahl makes the most of final run

AGWSR's Alec Stahl, center, runs the final lap of the 800 on Saturday, May 19. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

Alec Stahl made a statement both on the track and with a tattoo to remember his grandfather by.

On his left shoulder bears an infinity sign in the shape of an antler and fish hook to remember the outdoorsman who had hip surgery last year, developed a blood clot and passed away at age 64.

Stahl ran in the first of two sections of the race, still emerging with an 12th place finish despite taking fourth in the first section.

 “Out of the first heat, I just tried getting out as fast as possible,” Stahl said...

More on this story, as well as on the state runner-up AGWSR girls' 4x800 will found in the May 23 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.