Way to run.
Way to push.
Afty at her school track & field day on Friday 3/9/12
Here she is, far left, running in the first heat of the Girls 5th Grade 50-yard dash
She was fast, and she finished in the top 3 of her heat, qualifying her for the finals
Only the speedy ones here. These are the qualifiers from all three heats.
And they're off in the finals...
Afty pushed hard, but she didn't get the greatest start at the horn, and ended up finishing 5th overall. I was a proud mama, though, watching her determination and desire to win. She had been looking forward to this day for several weeks.
Each class had competitions amongst themselves to choose the two fastest boys and two fastest girls for their relay team. Afton was the fastest girl in her class, so she was chosen to be a part of the team. They practiced almost every day for two weeks. I haven't seen her this excited for something in a long time. On the big day, she ran the first leg for her team.
Love this game face. And I love this girl. I was only there for the morning running events (she ran the cross country event too and finished 12th in the school), but then they spent the afternoon doing all the field events. Of course, Afty wanted to participate in everything, and she did. Long jump, hurdles, softball throw, etc. She thinks she won the girls softball throw for distance, although the final awards weren't given out that day, so she'll have to wait and see. But she loved the whole day and had a blast being in her element. Outdoors, in the sun, with friends, working hard, going for the gold. Love it!