Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Track Meet Baby!

A little know fact about me---I was on the Midway track team in 7th and 8th grade.  That's right! Shocker:) especially since I LOATHE running these days.  Mainly because each step is like torture on my knee.  But back then I really loved track.   Watching my Ryan run at the BU track was super fun and brought back very fond Jr. High memories, and let's be honest there aren't many fond Jr. High memories.  This track meet is put on by Liveoak Classical School each year and all the Waco private schools send their 4-8th graders to compete in 100, 200, 400 yard dashes, relays, long jump and softball throw.  Students have to qualify for these events so you only run in a few races.  Since our school needed a couple more runners, Ryan was asked to run with the 4th graders.  You better believe he loved every second of it.
First up 100 relay.  Ryan ran the 2nd leg and won his leg! So exciting

 next up long jump.  I think this was the first time he had ever jumped in sand :).  

 not bad bud!
Next up a little rain and waiting for the 100 yard dash
 Run Forrest RUN!

 More rain (thankfully no delays!) and a picture that he swore he was smiling in. 
That BOY!
 sweet WCS friends Ainsley and Braden
 Brady Lovin' his first track meet

 next was the 400
 Nice form!
 sprint to the finish
I didn't get his softball throw because it started pouring by then but he did good there too.  I love to see his competitive athletic side really start to develop.  I just know this skill will help him achieve his goals later in life.  
So fun watching WCS---GO wildcats!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Yay Ryan! But you jumping made me have flashbacks of your momma and her knee! That moment is stuck in my brain. :)
He's such a great athlete...big things ahead. <3