Yesterday was Hansen's first track meet of the elementary track season. This is the 5th year in a row that I have been watching Elementary track meets. And true to form, it rained hard for a bit, got almost sunny for a bit, all the adults were freezing in jackets and all the kids were buzzing around in tee-shirts and shorts like it was a summer day.
Hansen started out his 5th grade track season in style! He won the 5th grade long jump! Congratulations Hansen!
This is his winning jump...11 feet 5.5 inches. Not bad for his first jump of the year. Hansen also ran anchor in the "B" relay and was super speedy. Hansen says they will read the names of the winners in the morning announcements so he is excited to hear his name today!
The parents are not allowed inside the track area...so our pictures are taken through the chain link fences. The kids are free from their parents for this time and is probably why none of them put on jackets...if you try to talk to you child, all you get is a, "huh??? can't hear you??? got to go???" So the jackets are all piled on next to the fences and the water bottles are all untouched. I think it's great. Hansen had fun hanging out with friends and just goofing off. I had more than one parent come up to me and say that Hansen has gotten so tall and thin and his hair is so long and he ran so fast that they thought he was Preston from the 5th grade for a minute. Not a bad complement if you ask young Hansen. I mentioned something about form to Hansen on the car ride to the track meet, and he said, "Hmm, I will check with Preston...you know he is the expert at track."
See you tomorrow.