This is from one of last year's meets. That's my son in first place by a stride. Believe it or not, I didn't crop this picture. It's so hard to get a good picture when he's running by that I accidentally cut off his head!
See? He has a head! That's him in first place again.
Yesterday he had his first track meet of the season. It was an invitational against three other schools, nearly 300 kids in total. He did well and placed 3rd in the 100 meter and 4th in the 200 meter, and that was in running shoes (he didn't have his spikes) and with two runners per lane (normally there is only one runner per lane). What I am most impressed by, though, is that he placed 8th in the long jump against more than 50 other jumpers. He's never competed in the long jump before, he's never even tried it in practice. It was a last minute decision by his coach to have him try. I'm so proud of him!!
I'll be back tonight to open the bar!