We were lucky to be invited to this triangular meet; every bee got a chance to test herself against her training and her competition. Although the track itself was peculiar (underground with tight, banked turns), we welcomed the opportunity to finally race. I was pleasantly surprised with our collective performances. The newbees definitely learned a lot and competed with pride. The veterans stepped up both in performance and in knowledge-sharing. I hope that we return next year!
There were several highlights from the meet. First, the following bees successfully competed in their first high school track meet ever: Tiffany, Daysha, Karyn, Mary, Sam, Jocelyne, Jocelyn, and Jayme. They handled the "newness" and uncertainty of racing with grace and tenacity. Nice work!
The most solid performance of the meet came from Halie: she doubled in the 4X800 (2:50 split) and the open 400 (71) and looked aggressive and focused in each race. In the 1600, Kimmy officially broke 6:00 and Tiffany had a huge break through with a time of 7:54, well below her previous timed-mile-best.
Overall, I was pleased with our efforts in this meet, and I cannot wait to see you