This weekend was the state track meet in LaCrosse. The weather on the way over on Thursday afternoon was pretty wild. We drove through four storms. One was bad enough that I slowed way down and almost pulled over. By the time I decided to pull over the rain let up.
Sawn, Drew, Martin and Austin qualified to run their 4x100 relay. They placed 14th which was what they were seeded. They didn't break any of the school records which they wanted to do, but they set a new team record.
Afterward, these two both wanted Todd to hold them. He tried.
This group of guys have been an absolute joy to work with this year. We had so much fun together. Each time I stop for dinner at Perkins in Tomah, new memories are made. They were as silly as girls and laughed just as much.
Cody worked so hard this year and asked if he could run the 3200 this year as well as the 1600. How can a coach say, "No, you can't run the 2 mile."? He qualified for state in his 3200. He placed 14th which is also what he was seeded at. That's Stuart Robertson right behind him. Stuart used to live in Gresham, but moved to Algoma a long time ago. The wind was so strong that I believe it took its toll on many of the athletes. The times weren't as fast as normal for most everyone.
Drew long jumped today and placed 8th. He didn't do as well as normal. He scratched his best jumps. I'm sure he and Cody will both be back to state again as they are only sophomores.
I'm so appreciative of these hard working young men. I'm glad I got to rub shoulders with them this year.