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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Paige 8th Grade Track Meet at Bolles - 100m, 4 x 100m Relay, 200m


Paige ran in her first track meet of the season on Monday, March 4th. She competed in the 100m, 4x100m relay, and 200m events. Since Paige had some official times from last year, she was bumped up in the order of the heats. Paige ran in the second heat of the 100m event to start her day and she ran it in 14.10 seconds, which is a personal record for her. Paige placed 3rd in her heat and 10th overall for the event out of 90 competitors.

Paige's next event was the 4 x 100m relay and she was in the first leg of the race. The girls had some fast runners in their group, but they hadn't practiced the baton hand-off at all prior to the meet, which seems bizarre to us. Last year Paige was on her school's B relay team, but this year she was on the A team with the fastest girls. We were thankful that the girls didn't drop their baton, although the second hand-off was not very efficient. They could probably have cut a few seconds off their time if they practice the hand-offs before the next meet. Paige's team placed 3rd overall out of 19 teams with a time of 56.16 seconds.

Paige's last event was the 200m sprint and it's probably her strongest race. Paige was in the first heat against most of the fastest girls at the meet and she placed 5th in her heat and 6th overall for the event out of 87 girls. Paige's time was 29.24s and she was pretty happy with how she ran the race. 

We are proud of our athletic girl, and love watching her compete and also cheer on her friends. It was a long evening on a school night, and after Paige finished running she wanted to stay around even longer to watch her friends and cheer them on. We let her stay a little while longer, but we were ready to get home for the evening.

Great job Paige!

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