Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wordful Wednesday - Track & Field National Qualifiers

Logan competed at University City High School in St. Louis over the weekend for Track & Field district qualifiers.  He competed in four events and placed third in two of them.  He received two bronze medals and has qualified to compete in nationals late July in Detroit, Michigan.

One of the events Logan placed in was the 3000, which equals seven laps around the track.  That's six more than I could do. 

He also placed in the relay with three other team members.  Each track member had to run twice around the track and then pass a baton on to another team member.

We weren't there on Saturday when it happened but according to a news article one kid got struck by lightning Saturday afternoon when he was crossing the finish line.  Sunday the heat was unbearable and runners were collapsing as soon as they crossed the finish line.  I give each kid huge kudos for running and giving it their all, depsite the heat and storm conditions.

One thing that really impressed me at this particular track meet is that everyone cheered for each child, regardless of their place in the race.  It didn't matter if they finished first or placed dead last, spectators cheered each child on until they crossed the finish line.  The enthusiasm was contagious.

I'm super proud of Logan and his accomplishments.  He's a very focused and driven teen who gives it his all.


Aleksandra Nearing said...

That's awesome! I loved track and field in high school. Congrats!

Masshole Mommy said...

How awesome. Congrats!

mail4rosey said...

You were in my neck of the woods (welcome to fabulous Detroit? lol!!).

Congrats to him, and I love it too when the parents are considerate enough to cheer for everyone!

Stacy Uncorked said...

WooHoo way to go, Logan!! And I hope that kid that got struck my lightning at the finish line was okay!! I'm looking forward to reading all about the nationals! :)

Snaggletooth Ginger Kitty

VickeC said...

oh what fun he must of had,those are the days to cherish,,,congrats to him too

Mandy- Read. Write. Mom! said...

That is awesome!! I know you are sooo proud! :)