At the beginning of the Cross Country season this year, Alex had 1 goal. To make it to Sectionals. Last year he was soo close to making it, but came up a bit short. This year he has been coming in anywhere from 8th-12th for the team. Only the Top 10 get to go. As of today, the top 8 spots were already set. So there were only 2 spots left. Alex has been working SO hard, he's been getting up at 5:45 am a couple of days a week just to squeeze in an extra run before school. He was so determined to make it this year.
Does that smile give it away? He made it! He came in 6th for the team at the CNYCL Championships today. And 18th overall. That's his best finish ever. Ever! And he improved his time by over a minute on a course he ran just 2 weeks ago. He also earned a patch and a certificate for 2nd Team All League. No wonder that smile is so big! Congratulations, Alex!! Good luck at Sectionals! (I wonder if those fancy new spikes had anything to do with it?!)