Saturday, May 19, 2012

Eddy Meet

We headed over to Schenectady today for the "Eddy Meet". Another big invitational for NY state. Not quite as big as last week, but big nonetheless. Alex was scheduled to run 2 events, but again scratched himself from one race (the 800 meter) and concentrated on the 4x800 relay. They had a great chance of placing in the top 6. So he wanted to be fresh for that. His chances of placing in the 800 weren't as great since he hasn't been feeling his best.

And they indeed placed in the top 6. They got 5th to be exact. This was Alex's first trip to a podium. All the kids were pretty excited about it.

I think the Liverpool 4x800 relay has a great future. There are 2 sophomores, 1 freshman and 1 senior on the team. With another freshman as an alternate. I think the next two years will be great for them!

Here they're posing with their medals and their proud coach.

Speaking of a proud coach, I just have to mention these guys. They won (notice the giant trophies!) 3 events today! 2 of the events were relays. One of those relays qualified them for an all expense paid trip to the New Balance National Outdoor Meet in North Carolina next month. That's pretty cool! Unfortunately, 3 of these guys are seniors. They will be very missed!

1 comment:

Dale said...

Great job, Alex, in spite of an injury! Feels good up on the podium, doesn't it?!