On the Lodi High School cross country team's original 2008 schedule, the Flames were slated to host Bear Creek on Thursday at Lodi Lake. But no runners were out there on Thursday; instead, there was just a bunch of construction equipment working on renovations around the lake.
The construction has caused a major change in the Flames' schedule this season as no meets will be able to be held there. Steve Dutra, Lodi's parks superintendent, said that liability issues and safety concerns make it impossible while it is under construction. He also said the work will ultimately make it safer for teams to run there.