Co-Ed Dual vs. Lake Forest
After a crazy day of weather on Tuesday, we finally got the chance to race outdoors on Wednesday. Since the meet was rescheduled and we could only get one official, we ran the meet co-ed. It was great to have the energy of the guy's team!
Although the wind was blowing hard and the temperatures were cold (especially when the sun hid), the Bees stepped up BIG! There were a TON of athletes who had their first meet ever! There were also a lot of improved performances. Here's who stood out:
In the throws, Ximena had a great day! She threw a three-foot PR in the shot and OWNED her greatness afterward! Part of becoming a great athlete is to take care of all aspects of your performance. Owning your improvements and celebrating breakthroughs really matters! After her performance, she asked for a shout out on the blog; I cannot love that enough! Keep up the positivity, Ximena. Speaking of positivity, Strickland told me that Arianna had such a positive mindset, too, throwing much further than she did in practice this week! So glad to have Arianna as part of our throws crew because she shares that positive mindset that Ximena displays.
In the jumps, we had some great news. Nyanna B. returned to the sand, jumping well in the long jump! Glad to see you shining, Nyanna! Brooke and Grace made their long jump debuts, doing an awesome job for their first time in competition. Nice job, newbees! Katelin struggled in the long jump, but she reset and had an awesome effort in the triple jump! She put together a lifetime PR of 29'7.5". Sweet performance, Kate! Mary scored a point for us in the high jump, despite the wind. Nice work, Mary!
On the track, we had SO many strong performances. Here are the ones that really stood out to me:
FYI, Audrey's mom and Jalen's (from the boys' team) dad both got some awesome pictures at the meet. They posted the pictures on our Facebook page. You should check them out! Search up Zion Benton Cross Country and Distance Crew. And if you see them, thank them for documenting our meet!
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