Saturday, May 21, 2011

State Track Meet 2011

Brentwood was very successful this year at the State Track meet. Our boys team was State Champions for the second year in a row, and our girls team was state runners-up! Very proud indeed.

Alix qualified in the 800 meters and the 4x400 meter (or 1600 meter) relay.

It was early Friday morning when she ran in the 800m. With incredibly stiff competition, all she wanted was a personal best for the year.

I got some photos of her warming up- she didn't know I was taking them...

One thing about Alix...she gives it her all.

And she did run a PB- 2:40.97. Good enough for sixth in the state!!!

The girl can sleep anywhere.

That evening, her 4x400 team easily qualified for the finals the following day.

The next day, we had to wait all day unti the very LAST races of the day. They nervously waited for their finals.

While Alix stretched, Taylor Stone got stretched by her step-dad Sammy

while Jaycee and Brooke Hinton chilled with their dad.

(Actually, "chilled" is not the best word. Those girls were more nervous than cats in a roomful of rocking chairs.)

Something worked, however. From somewhere, deep down inside they dug down and found a fifth gear. Or sixth. Or seventh. It shows by where they ended up.

Yep, that's the smile of a STATE CHAMPION!

It was nice that both Wesley and Alix's dad were there.

You can always tell a runner by her tan lines come Spring.

The team captains- our Juniors- were thrilled to receive the state trophy.

Think it was a good weekend for Girl???

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