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new photo. Heps track meet RR: my baby boy didn't win but I'm proud of him. (Read 114 times)

    That's pretty awesome.

    ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

    “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

     

    Tomas

    GC100k


      A photo from the meet (not my kid) that someone posted:

       

      win

       

      This is Michael Franklin diving across the finish line to win the 5k and complete his 5k/10k double win.

      GC100k


        Photo of my boy at 1500m finish:

         

        1500

        Adam_McAllen


        Beer-and-waffle Powered

          That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

           

          Our team used to do "fun" decathlon at the end of the season where all specialists participated. Pole vault was probably most difficult event, where a lot of people got zero. My pole vault, shot put, javelin, discus and the high jump were just embarrassing, but we had fun.

           

          Haha I can relate to that! We did that too and I did absolutely horrible in the shot-put (even worse than most distance guys). My only consolation was that I did not have to try pole vaulting or javelin.

          In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them

             

            Thanks.  I might post a RR about my 11 year old's run on Saturday.  It was so cute.

             

            How old are your kiddos?

             

            I have an 18 year old son and a 14 year old daughter.  They keep life interesting.  Smile

             

            Great  picture of your boy!

            GC100k


              Getting his medal:

              medal

              next year: gold

              scappodaqui


              rather be sprinting

                I love the intense expression on his face.  I think you raised him right.

                 

                (Also--Princeton!  I have family friends at Princeton and my dad is an alumnus/trustee of the Triangle Club.  It's such a good school.)

                PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

                Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

                MJ5


                Chief Unicorn Officer

                  This is a GREAT shot.  You should definitely be so proud!  And thanks to George for breaking the decathlon down like that--I know a little about it, but not much, so that was helpful!

                  Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

                  GC100k


                    This is a GREAT shot.  You should definitely be so proud!  And thanks to George for breaking the decathlon down like that--I know a little about it, but not much, so that was helpful!

                     

                    Thanks.  Here's a photo from his team's website, most likely from the 1500m finish.  Need to send this one to his orthodontist.

                     

                    teeth

                      Congratulations to your son!! Great work across a wide range of disciplines. Nice pics. I can see why you're proud.

                      "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
                      LRB


                      Dreamer

                        That shot is definitely suitable for framing!  I didn't get to see my kids play a lot of organized sports, but I was a regular at cheer leading competitions!  : )

                        MRT: This too shall pass

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