A high school student pointed up, supposedly praising God, when his team won its race. The team was disqualified for excessive celebration.
As he crossed the finish line in triumph, Derrick Hayes pointed up at the sky, not realizing the gesture would cost him the win his team had just earned.
Last weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals in Texas competed in the boy’s 4x100-meter relay race. Hayes was part of the winning team, but as Runner’s World reported, his finish line faith got him and his team disqualified.
The race would have given the team a chance to qualify for the state championships, KHOU in Houston reported.
If they were holding and waving rainbow banners, I am sure it would have been a different outcome.