Boys’ last track meet of the season

By reeset / On / In Family

Wed., the boys had their last track meet of the season.  Well, officially, Kenny had his last track meet of the season.   Nathan isn’t technically in track, but they have an open 4 and under division that we let him pick 3 events to participate in.  Of course, that means that Alyce and I get as much exercise as the boys since we have to shuttle them from event to event.

Nathan decided to do the same events as Kenny, so a lot of times, they got to watch each other do their specific events, which were the 50m, the long jump and the Frisbee throw (I guess, that would be like the discus in real track).  I have to admit, I enjoy watching the boys participate in track because I remember what it was like to do many of these events myself.  When I was in high school, I would have participated in the decathlon if they would have had it – but they didn’t in our area – so I often did a wide variety of events.  But the one’s that I had the most success in were the sprints (100 and 200) and the jumps (Long Jump and Triple Jump).  The triple jump was always my favorite, but I was a fair long jumper (over 20 ft) – so I’ve been having a good time working with Kenny this year trying to teach him some simple techniques to help him move from simple stepping into the pit to actually jumping into the pit.

So how did they do?  Well, they came home with a cornucopia of ribbons.  Kenny finished first in the Frisbee throw, 3rd in the 50 m and 6th in the long jump.  However, in the long jump, Kenny really made a lot of progress.  He PR’d during the meet (7’ 8?) and seems to be getting a much better grasp of how you jump into the pit.  Over the last two meets, he’s made a lot of progress – so I’m excited to see how he does next year. 

Nathan on the other hand, finished 6th (which he as really happy about because it was a yellow ribbon) in the Frisbee throw, 2nd in the 50 m and a participants ribbon in the long jump. 

The best part was that they both had a really good time at the meet and unlike the weather predictions, the temperature stayed in the low 80’s (rather than near 100 like advertised) so we all didn’t swelter in the heat. 

The meet also gave me a chance to try out the YouTube integration on my Google Phone.  I uploaded short snippets of each of the boys doing each of their events on my phone and was able to upload them directly to YouTube.  They turned out ok…I’ve posted them below:

Kenny’s Events:

Frisbee Throw

Long Jump

50 m

Nathan’s Events:

Frisbee Throw

Long Jump

50 m

 

–TR