This is just sick -- what kind of whacked out nutcases are running our schools & sports programs? WFAA: 'Act of faith' costs track team a win, trip to state championships This past weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified. As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. I really don't how one rationalizes or explain what he was doing. Unless he was giving some a middle-finger salute or the equivalent thereof, it shouldn't matter. This kid & his team got screwed royally.