Outdoor Season Updates
HEY EVERYONE! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. After the indoor season ended, I got really caught up in school work. Midterms came around and for some reason my teachers decided to load us up with work, knowing that us students take about 5 other classes plus theirs, and are most likely going to have work in our other classes as well. Doesn’t it seem like a common trend? So, I blame this delay of blogging on my teachers. Just kidding, you guys are great. Thanks for teaching us.
Some updates on the Outdoor season:
Our first meet went extremely well, which was at Westfield State University. We took first place out of the many teams who competed that day. We had many first place finishes and a lot of qualifying times for some championship meets! It’s always exciting to qualify for a championship meet at the first meet of the season.
Our second meet of the season was at Tufts University in Medford, MA. The competition at this meet ranged from teams from Division III to Division I athletics. We had some first place finishes as well as many top 10 finishes throughout the entire meet.
Our third meet of the season, which was at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, went extremely well. There were a lot of personal best times, throws, and jumps at this meet along with a number of first place and top 5 finishes from the team. We were very satisfied with this meet, despite the cold weather.
Speaking about weather, I’d like to take a minute real quick to talk about this. I love the outdoor track season a lot, but Mother Nature seems mad at us or something. The very first week of outdoor track, it was BEAUTIFUL out. It was 75-80 degrees every day! And now the weather is 50 something degrees and cloudy, sometimes sunny. Hopefully Mother Nature gets over whatever she’s mad at soon. It looks like she is because I think next week is looking good, or at least Monday is. It is going to be 80 degrees, a.k.a perfect running weather.
Every season of track I run, I realize I always learn something. So far this season, I have learned that you need to, I mean absolutely need to, double check your track bag before you leave for an away meet. The necessities you cannot leave your room without are your uniform, spikes, and running sneakers. Everything else, you can find from a teammate or something, but ALWAYS make sure you have those three items. Last weekend, when we traveled 4 hours to Middlebury, Vermont, I realized, after 3 hours of driving, that I had forgotten my running sneakers in my room. I know what your saying- how can you forget your running sneakers? Yeah, I’m not quite sure either. Luckily, one of my teammates let me wear her sneakers so she saved my life. Thanks Michelle . Moral of the story: double check your bag. Not check once, but check twice. Two times.
This weekend, the team will be traveling to Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT to compete against Coast Guard and WPI. Each meet, we have been improving our times, throws, and jumps, so we are looking forward to continuing this success this weekend. Let’s tear it up, ladies!
Talk to you soon…PROMISE!