Left Behind (1905) by Arthur Ruhl was serialized in 1916 pre-Anniversary shorthand in the Gregg Writer from September through December 1921. The story appeared in Scribner’s Magazine in September 1905.
Arthur Ruhl was an athlete turned journalist. He wrote books and published magazine stories. Left Behind seems to be a story about a track meet. (I haven’t read the story yet.) Many of Ruhl’s books and stories were about athletics. But he did write about other subjects, such as wars.
Here is a link to a biography about Arthur Ruhl:
Here is a link to the story: