Photo by Brandon Miles
The Frostbite Invitational is consistently held either directly before or after Christmas every indoor season, proving to be a welcome weekday alternative to the all-day marathon mega-meets that dominate the weekends throughout the winter months at the Sportsplex.
Throughout its almost-two-decade existence the meet has given us plenty of terrific races and individual performances. On December 23, 2016, McDonogh's Dalton Hengst and Eastern Tech's Taylor Baranoski met in two separate events (1600 and 800). Hengst held off the senior Baranoski in the 1600, but was returned the favor by the Eastern Tech four-time state champion in the 800. Both performances were (and still stand as) meet records.