Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Andrew's Track Season

 The track season started with a thud this year due to the long, long winter.  Our first 5 or was it 6 track meets were cancelled.  Some of the meets the kids competed in were very cold.  
Andrew is a high jumper like his mom and sister were.  He started out his season in practice doing very well.  He's jumped 5'10" almost every meet.  Yesterday he finally broke through that glass ceiling and jumped 5'11" and then 6'.  He was so excited that he came over to his coach/mom and gave me a hug.  By the way, he tied for 1st in the regional meet.  That's a big deal.
 Another feather in his cap was winning the conference meet.  He jumped well that day and came off victorious.
 Last week at the Menominee Invite he jumped very well as well.  Look at the clearance over that bar! 
On Thursday we go to Rosholt for the sectional meet.  He'll have some stiff competition there as we expect.  The top four place finishers go on to state competition.  That's been his goal this year.  I'm hoping he can make that happen.
I have several athletes this year who have been a pleasure to coach.  Mostly because they're good kids but they work hard and have a goal in sight.  This time of year is my favorite because those who are lazy are done with their season and I don't have to deal with them any longer.  More than that, it's the really great competition that makes my athletes rise to the challenge.
I still love track and field!

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