Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Cross Country Meet

First Cross Country meet of the season! Rose Bud did really well! The meet was a high school invitational and the middle schoolers were invited to see what a HS meet is like.

The races ran JV girls, JV boys, small school varsity girls (including Gibraltar!), large school varsity girls, small school varsity boys and large school varsity boys. Finally, the middle schoolers ran. All of them. 7th AND 8th grade, boys AND girls. There were over 250 runners just in the MS race!

And it was hot. The thermometer on the car said 78 when I left the meet.

Rose Bud placed 29th of 140 girls, maintaining her trend of finishing in the top quarter or third. Her time was 14:37, which is about 2 min longer than most of her times last year, but she thought the course was longer than 1.5 miles.

She was really hot and tired and wobbly at the end. Her legs were super tired, she said. They had to walk her off the finish mat to keep her moving out of the way.

She ran strong, though! Way to go, Rose Bud!

Here is a tired picture of her with about 1/2 mile to go.


gram68 said...

I don't know where Sofia came from but it is from Gram, not Sophia.

sandwichinwi said...

gram68 said, "Way to go, Rose Bud! That's great out of that many runners!"

sandwichinwi said...

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OH, you go babe! When did she get permission to grow up?? She looks awesome!