In Florida, track season is filled with heat and afternoon thunderstorms. The humidity grabs at you with a consistent tug from March to the end of May. I ran the two mile, and remember hoping that my races fell in the evening rather than during the full sun of the afternoon.
In Nebraska, track season is filled with wind, snow, cold rain, and the occasional bout of warmth. It provides a completely different experience for the athletes with a frequently changing set of environmental elements. The weather toughens the competitors and gives them a firm appreciation for the nice days that occasionally align with the track meet schedule.
With three girls competing in track at three different levels, my favorite farmer and I spend a lot of afternoons/evenings at meets. It is fortunate that we are track junkies and love every minute of it🙂
As we prepare to finish up the second straight week with four meets to attend, I remind myself how awesome it is to watch my girls and their teammates fight for success. Ashley Grace and Megan both made the record board last week — Ashley Grace in her high school 4 X 800 meter relay, and Megan in the junior high pole vault.
It’s always fun to continue to legacy of Burkholder record holders for the Cozad Haymakers. The girls watched their dad’s 20 year old sprinting records fall a few years ago, and are now enjoying teasing him that they took his place on the record board…
Megan sailing over 9′ — #cowgirlsmakegoodpolevaulters
Ashley Grace and her team head to the Class B Districts today with aspirations of competing in Omaha next week at the Nebraska State High School track meet. Megan will end her junior high career pole vaulting Saturday at the Nebraska State Junior High track meet. Karyn finally will trade the bleachers for the track on Sunday competing in the high jump, 400 and 800 meter runs. After watching her sisters for 8 weeks, she is ready to be an athlete instead of a spectator!
As for Matt and I, we will celebrate the awesomeness of our girls as we proudly watch them travel down the road to excellence. I might also be found teasing my favorite farmer as my name still appears on my high school record board🙂