The Scoop: Fun Times And Big Efforts At Distance Night in Palatine

Track and field can often be a grueling sport, with months of training laying the foundation for scores of athletes across the nation. 

Which makes an event like Distance Night in Palatine, which featured some light-hearted races on Saturday in Illinois, all the more refreshing. 

But when things got down to business, statewide bests and quality performances were on display at the Distance Night and highlighted a weekend that saw tremendous efforts go down. 

Click on the slideshow to read about the top seven moments from the weekend in this week's Scoop!