Monday, June 08, 2009

Biniam's Track Season

This spring Biniam was on the track team for his school. He enjoys running, and was encouraged by the coaches to participate on the team. I guess in 8th grade there is a lot of flexibility as to what events the kids can do, and it doesn't necessarily have to do with skill - perhaps just a need to place a body. :) Biniam's events were 1 mile, 200m x 4 relay, 100m hurdles, shot put, long jump, half mile, triple jump...and I may have missed one or two.

My favorite events to watch are the running events. I had no idea how emotional I would get watching these young kids run their little hearts out. At the first meet I went to, I sat down in the bleachers and watched the first event. And cried through the whole thing. And it wasn't even Biniam's event - it was some girl's event. Boy was I in trouble when Biniam got up to run the mile!

Biniam did great at the events and improved on his time / distance each week. I don't remember all of his stats, but I do recall his best time for the 1-mile was 6:08.


Anonymous said...

Biniam...way to go. I can't wait to be on the sidelines cheering you on some day. Love you lots
Grandma Kathy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 6:08!!

Grandpa Jim

spoonerbyrd said...

S H A N A!!! I want to see this soft side of you....come on, turn the tears on for me once in a while, would you! :)

way to go, Biniam.

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