Track meets can be interminably long affairs, what with all of the various heats for all of the various races. Most meets, then, run on a tight schedule with little time for interruption—even when there's a brawl in the middle of a race, apparently.
Saturday's Hispanic Games—a prestigious high school meet at the New York Armory—was no different. The second leg of one of the heats of the boys 4 x 400-meter relay was bounding along just fine, at least until runners from Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson just started swinging at one another. But other than the boys' teammates and a couple of coaches, no one—not even the race's play-by-play announcer—really even seemed to notice.