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9th in the Trials!
Even though the educated guessers at
Track and Field
News didn't expect me to do anything, I surprised a lot of people by finishing 6th in the Prelims
and joined 11 other women in moving to the second day of competition!
On the second day I ended up in 9th! One of the differences between the Trials and most meets is that they only take 8 instead of the usual 9 on to the finals. I missed getting three more throws by 1 cm, but it was great to be there.
For the Trials, I chose to
represent my hometown friends in the San Luis Obispo Distance Club... a club
for DISTANCE runners! I joke that it really is a club for throwers who want
to throw for DISTANCE! It was a fun group!
There was a special viewing area
in front of the stands...
They had a special pass that you gave your
coach to get in here.
|Here we are marching out to the track! I'm the one in the long sleeve red shirt.|
So much of track is
and practice. Each athlete had her
own way of preparing physically and
mentally. I liked getting off by myself.
Dad in the coaches' box and
me on the field! You couldn't cross the track to talk to your coach, so Dad and I used our old high school hand signals.
Here's a view from the stands
that were set
up at the end of the track. It was about
96 degrees during the Prelims!
Here we are being escorted
onto the field,
trying to look calm!
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