Jake qualified for the Olathe All City Track Meet in the 400m dash. Yay Jake! We weren’t exactly sure how this was possible because he has missed quite a few practices due to baseball and soccer and according to Jake, they apparently don’t really practice that hard. WHAT!? Why is he staying after school until 4:45 everyday and why am I constantly stressing out how to get him home and also be 3 other places!?
This morning I sent him a text to make sure he had his track shoes and he responded quickly saying he did not have them and they were stolen. WHAT!? This kid is going to throw me right over the edge! After a trip to the office, the shoes miraculously appeared in his 1st hour class just before the bus left for the meet. Whew!
I’m completely new to the world of track and I’ve discovered it’s a short season. So here we are at the pinnacle of the season already! He had a very successful first meet but also hurt his knee during his run. So, every other meet since then has not been his favorite. He wants to win of course, and when your body is not functioning at 100%, that is a difficult task. Despite the setback, he qualified for the 400m dash and alternate for long jump. Way to go Jake!
He was told that the best part about qualifying for All City is getting to be out of school for the day! My advice was…don’t forget your shoes and run fast. That’s all I could come up with! When we arrived, he was just lounging around on the bleachers with his buddies playing games. Finally it was his turn to line up and he admitted he was nervous!I think he’s looking around and thinking ‘Oh crap, that is a long way around the track’And they’re heading into the finish line!
Looks like a tie for 2nd place! Brian clocked him at 1 min 12 seconds (his personal best is 1 min 11 seconds). Awesome job Jakey! We love your grit and determination and we are so proud of you!