Although I was busy working at the finish line, I was not too preoccupied to notice how great you all were tonight. Every time I needed hurdles set up or blocks moved, you guys jumped into action! Thank you for making my job easier! :)
Well, I wrote a really nice blog about this meet, and then it got deleted. Boo. Here some shorter highlights:
1. Steff ran a nice leg in the 4X800 to earn a PR of 3:06.
2. The 3200 crew really looked great. I know that there is some room to improve the times, but I was really pleased about the racing. Julia broke 13; Jo looked aggressive in 13:26; Janelle nearly broke 14; Em and Tianna took on this new challenge with positivity and focus. Overall, nice work!
3. Helen ran an LPR of 6:52! Nice work, Helen! :)
4. 4X400s looked great--MelPel, Mary, Helen, and Lainey won the Coach's Challenge 4x400--nice work, ladies! I owe you Gatorade.
Overall, you all embraced the challenge of the day: to really push through several races in order to gain a great stimulus/workout. So proud of you guys for your focused efforts!
Take a moment and check out this article that my husband found--it is an important part of women's running history, especially relevant as the Boston Marathon happens on Monday! Pay particular attention to the RIDICULOUS obstacles in Gibbs's way, and how focused she was to run them out of existence. You get to do what you do today because of women like her. #respect! Ok, click here for the article.