We were finally able to see our Youth/Intermediate team compete against another club, and they did NOT disapoint!! Conditions were a bit more challenging than the practice meet, with a strong wind on the home stretch and a bit of heat that we haven’t seen this year. We also had athletes competing in more events, making for some tired legs and yet – of the 44 instances where athletes competed in the same event as last week’s practice meet, 27 of them resulted in a PR (personal record). That is 61% of performances improving from last week!!! It’s no surprise to us coaches to see the improvement when we witness how hard this team is working during at practices.
It was also great to see athletes trying some new events. We hope they continue to branch out and try new things.
We were also especially happy to see the participation in the 4×4 relay, with 7 teams from the Youth/Intermediate group. That is 28 runners! The enthusiasm, team work and sportsmanship were great to see with our athletes supporting each other and putting on the line at the end of a long meet.
Great job to everyone – we can’t wait to see next week’s performances!