Thursday, February 26, 2009

We may have a runner on our hands....

Hayden is going out for track and they did their team qualifiers today. He tried for disk and got second so he will be doing that event again and he tried for the 800 meter run. Last year he ran this one time just for fun and came in second but the football coach would not let him run long distance because he could not afford for him to loose any weight for football season so he just stuck to the throwing events. Now that football is over and there is no worry about keeping the pounds on, he wanted to try for the 800. Well he came in first and beat all the amazing long distance runners on our team by 7 seconds....his time was 2:14 ....the crazy part is that he did this without any conditioning or running AT ALL since football ended. We are pretty jazzed about his potential. The school record in the 800 is just over 2:00 and the 1A-5A record is 1:50....we shall see if he can shave a good amount of time off between now and State...I dont know if he will be breaking any records but he should be a good contender to get to state. It will be fun to watch. Check back for updates...his first meet is next Wednesday and then on Friday of next week as well.



They will tryout for more events prior to next wed. He is hoping to do shot and the 800 relay as well.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

how fun is that! don't you love discovering unknown talents (especially with your children). the best of luck to him.

BrImHaLl FaMiLy said...

Wow good job, and good luck Hayden!!!