Friday, June 5, 2009

Track stories...

We just returned this evening from the state of Ohio track meet. My wife Deb coaches pole vault, and one of her athletes, Jordyn Dickey qualified at the regional meet to participate in the state meet. It was a great day, watching the high school athletes perform in the Jesse Owens Track & Field Stadium of the Ohio State University. The best track and field athletes in the state of Ohio all in one spot showing their best. Deb's pole vaulter jumped 13' 6" and did a nice job against some tough competition. Tomorrow the state meet continues with another of our local athletes, a young female athlete who lives down the street from us, planning to run the 1 mile and 2 mile race. She is prediced to win the 2 mile race and if she does, she will set a new state meet record, one that has been held for over 20 years! We'll let you know how it turns out.

Jordyn Dickey vaults at the state meet

While I was watching the vaulting today, a coach walked by with a shirt. He had a great quote...

"The best long distance runners in world...

... eat raw meat

... run naked

... and sleep in the snow..."

It was signed... the Iditerod sled dog team.

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