This past Wednesday, we got to watch Paige compete in her first track meet. She's a sporty girl and we've always known she was pretty fast, but she initially wasn't too interested in trying out for track. Coach Speed (yes that's his name) has made the practices welcoming and a few of Paige's friends have also been interested so thankfully Paige decided to give it a try and she loves it. On Wednesday, Paige ran 100m, the 4x100 relay, and the 200m events.
Paige won her 100m and her 200m heats, however her relay team didn't have time to practice their handoffs and they had a new girl that jumped in to substitute for someone at the last minute. They weren't super competitive, but it was good experience for Paige. Paige was hoping to qualify for the State meet, but I don't think her times were quite fast enough yet. She placed 19th of 127 for the 100m event with a time of 14.21 seconds, and 14th of 105 for the 200m event with a time of 29.64 seconds.
Overall, it was exciting to watch Paige compete and Grandma Alice and Grandpa Rick came out to cheer her on too. The weather was cool and clear, and it was a beautiful day for some running!