It’s May, that time of year when spring and summer activities converge and overlap, and blogging comes to a standstill for a bit.
(I enjoy the irony of an Osage Green Devil jumping over a St. Ansgar Saint hurdle 🙂
I’ve been making most of my kid & family updates over on Facebook (so friend me if you’re there!), but thought I’d exercise my proud mom perogative here and share a little about runner girl’s track season this year.
Most of the season she ran the shuttle hurdle relay, the open 1500m, and the 4×400 relay. The last couple of meets she’s run the 4×800 relay instead of the shuttle hurdle. The whole 8th grade girls team had such a great season.
Last year she broke the Osage 7th grade girls record in the 1500m. So her goal this year was to set a new personal best, which would also break the 8th grade girls record.
Her PB last year was 5:44, and the 8th grade record this year was 5:48. She broke that record the last 3 meets with times of 5:48, 5:40, and finally 5:29 at the conference meet on Monday. And what made her happiest? Proving her dad wrong. First thing she said when she got back to the stands, “Ha! Dad didn’t think I could break 5:30 this year!”
Her 4×400 team also broke the school record, twice! I don’t remember the times now, but they beat it by 2 seconds the first time and then by 4 seconds at the conference meet on Monday. They also broke the conference meet record, but unfortunately another team broke it by more.
And here’s just a random picture I took of one of her best friends, and it just turned out so cool i had to share 🙂
Thanks for bearing with me 🙂 I’ll be back with more cute farm baby pictures…
1 year ago:
The maple tree in our backyard
Great shots over the hurdles! You’ve got a superb runner there. My son ran in shuttle hurdle relay at state meet yesterday…..they came in 10th overall. Didn’t make the finals, but were excited to run at Drake.
I agree, great stop-action shots, great runner too. 🙂