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Show-Me State Games prepares for hot, humid weekend

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. CDT; updated 11:26 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 25, 2014

COLUMBIA — With hot temperatures expected, precautions will be taken during the Show-Me State Games' second weekend in Columbia beginning Friday.

The Show-Me State Games will work with MU Health for advice on how to handle the potentially hot and humid conditions, Emily Lorenz, media and marketing coordinator, said.

Show-Me State Games' events

Basketball: 8 a.m Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex, Columbia College, Hickman High School and Father Tolton High School

Baseball: 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Louis P. Antimi Sports Complex, Hickman High School, American Legion Park, Albert-Oakland Park, Rock Bridge High School and Battle High School

Ice Hockey: 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at MediaCom Ice Park

Shooting: 8 a.m. Friday at Ammo Alley

Soccer: 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Cosmo Park

Tennis: 8:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park and Cosmo Park

Track and Field: 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Audrey Walton Stadium

Archery: 9 a.m. Saturday at Stephens Lake Park

Bowling: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at AMF Town and Country Lanes

Disc Golf: 10 a.m. Saturday at Albert-Oakland Park

Equestrian: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Fox Run Farm

Fencing: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dorsey Gym at Columbia College

Martial arts: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Sports Armory

Shooting trap: 8 a.m. Sunday at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports

Slow pitch softball: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rainbow Softball Complex

Volleyball: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hearnes Center

Mountain biking: 9 a.m. Sunday at Rock Bridge State Park

Road race/road walk: 8 a.m. Sunday at Cosmo-Bethel Park

Synchronized swimming: 8 a.m. Sunday at Hickman High School

A complete schedule of the weekend's events can be found on the games' website.



Emergency medical services will be at several events with stations set up to aid anyone feeling overheated. Ambulances will be on hand at Cosmopolitan Park for soccer and tennis and at least one trainer from Missouri Orthopedic Institute will be at every event. MU Health will also advise event commissioners on possibly shortening events and stopping for water breaks.

"We recommend that players stay well-hydrated," Marc Borenstein, emergency medicine physician at University Hospital, said. "Humidity especially makes it difficult for athletes to stay hydrated."

Borenstein also said athletes should stay out of the sun whenever possible and be aware of signs of heat exhaustion, such as extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea and headaches.

The first weekend of the games were problem-free, Lorenz said.

"Everything ran smoothly. We had a great turnout. The mild weather helped," she said.

The Show-Me State Games will continue Friday through Sunday.

A complete schedule of the weekend's events can be found on the games' website.


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