Morgan had her first track meet this past Thursday. Despite the fact that the calendar said it was April 23, the weather was more like a March day...windy and only in the 40's. Not an ideal day for running a track meet. (At least it was dry and for that, we are thankful.) When Nolan and I got to the meet, we found Morgan and her best friend Maddie trying to stay warm before their first event. There was quite a bit of time before she was set to run though, so we went back to the van to
hide stay warm for a while. After a few minutes, Gramie C arrived and so we went to sit in her van and visit with her until Morgan was set to run. Then I left Nolan with Gramie and headed over to watch Morgan's first race.
Here are all of the girls getting ready for the 50 yard dash. They would run two heats...one for the "A" team and then the "B" team would run. For this first meet, Morgan was on the "B" team.
All lined up....
Morgan is in lane 6 wearing the blue shirt and white leggings.
And they're off!!
It was a close run all the way to the finish line, but Morgan pulled out a first place in her heat. She was really excited since she has never run short sprints before and didn't know what to expect. She ended up running a 7.44 time, which actually would have given her third place in the "A" team's race, but I think she was happier getting the first place in her heat than whether or not she would have scored any points for the team. LOL
Unfortunately, as soon as her dash was over, I had to dash as well. Gramie C was going to stay to take Morgan to Awana's after her track meet while I went to a parent meeting for the Tippecanoe Valley Aquatics Club where Marissa will be swimming this summer. The swim meeting went well, but I missed watching Morgan run the 100 yard dash - where she also took 1st place in the "B" heat.
She has another meet this coming Monday. I'm hoping that it's quite a bit warmer for sure!!