Track this year was not grand. Emma was very sick the week they did the trials to determine what races/events kids would do. She did not perform well and got put in the events that no one wants. We were proud of her though for not quitting. Her first meet was back in March. She had the one mile, two mile, 800 meter and shot put. It was not fun to watch and it wasn't fun for her to compete.
She came in DEAD LAST on the two mile race (she had to run a total of four miles that day, had only been practicing for a couple of weeks and was still not 100% well) but she finished it. A lot of the girls only went a few laps and then quit, others waited until they had been lapped and then stepped out early making it appear as though they completed the whole race, but they didn't. I have photographic proof LOL! Anyway she finished the meet. She finished the season. She's not sure if she's going to run again next year. I hope she does but we'll have to wait and see.
The one even that she did enjoy surprisingly was the shot put. And she was pretty dang good at it!
After the coaches saw her almost die in the 2 mile race they never made her do that again. Thank goodness. She still ran the 800 and the mile.
Something fabulous happened. One of the relay teams was down a girl so Emma got to SPRINT! They did so well! The first runner got a great lead, Emma extended it, they kicked booty. Their team placed second but it was a TIGHT race. So much fun to watch. She had so much fun running it. This girl is made for sprinting. They were awesome!
This was the last meet of the season unless she was invited to Alpine Days. She didn't want to run because she knew she wasn't going to qualify for any of those events in Alpine Days. With pressure from her coach, mom, friends and a boy we got her to run her last race of the year. It wasn't pretty but she did it.
See how excited she is to be running?!?
Time to celebrate the end of a hard season with DP Cheesesteaks.