Maddie has been eagerly counting down the days to her first track meet. She was so excited!
Rick took Joshua to the AAU state championships while I took everyone else to Maddie’s track meet. The weather was perfect and Maddie was ready to RUN!
Her form has improved a lot since last year. I was very impressed! And she has figured out how to find a “kick” when she needs too, which was also cool to see. She ran the 1500m, her favorite race, in 7 minutes and 23 seconds. This is her personal best and about 45 seconds faster than last year.
She is still “famous” for her mile. She’s been known as “that little girl that runs the mile” for going on three years now and everyone loves her, knows her name, and cheers for her. She’s still the smallest one running the 1500m. She’s so short, so determined, and so cute too!
She also ran the 100m and the 800m and did great in both races. She took 3rd for her 1500m and 2nd for 800m.
At the end of the day, after running hard and spending all day in the sun, my little track star (she grins whenever I call her that) asked if she could run a “goodbye lap.” So off she went, to run just one more lap, and she smiled the entire time. She just LOVES to run! I’m so proud of this sweet, determined, hard-working little girl!
Joshua wrestled so well, and took 1st in Greco and 1st in Freestyle. He added more wins to his tally (on the road to meeting his goal of 100 wins this year), claimed two more state titles, and qualified for Grand Nationals in June. Go Josh! Rick and Josh were able to make it in time for Maddie’s last race of the day, which meant a lot to her!
It was a great day!