Thursday, May 17, 2007

Over the top!


My son, Joseph cleared eleven feet at pole vaulting during his track meet and now goes into the states! It was truly exciting to see him make it over on that very windy day down at the track meet. Some of the best vaulters did not make their goals that day due to the very windy conditions. After I recovered my heart from my throat as my son made it over the pole on his third attempt at 11 feet, the excitement and relief was heightened watching his team mates run over to him afterwards in a big group hug!
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2 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Congratulations! I'm a track mom myself (my son runs distance) and my daughter has been watching those pole vaulters, planning her own track career in 4 years. I wish him all the best in his state meet.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you, Barb! Two of my older children did track as well - distance, hurdles, and also cross country. Joseph is my first child who decided to pole vault. It's exciting and scary watching them go over the pole!