Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rachel . . . Again

I don't understand this whole track thing. I'm thinking it may be a South Florida thing, because they do things a little differently here, but I really just don't understand it.

About two weeks ago, Rachel had a track meet to determine who would qualify for the county meet. Rachel did not make it.

Today there was a district meet to determine who would qualify for the regional champs meet. I don't understand how you can have a meet for county champs and not make that, but then have a district meet for regional champs and make that.

Yep - Rachel made it to the Regionals!!!! That meet is next week in Coral Springs. They miss practically the whole day of school and I have to figure out who can cover me at work so I can go.
Rachel starts out slow and steady and sprints like wildfire once she comes around the last bend. She usually passes three or four runners in that last section. She's got a reputation for her phenomenal sprinting finishes. It just amazes me how she can go around four laps with such ease and dig so deep at the end to bypass half of her competition. Yes, I am very proud of Rachel!

10 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Joyce!

Wow! Your daughter is so talented and just as gorgeous!! Congrats to her on making the cut! It's so exciting to see them doing what they love isn't it?

And you were not being selfish regarding missing your normal life. When someone's in the hospital it takes a toll on the loved ones. The longer they are disabled from the problem the bigger the toll!I hope things are calming down and getting back to normal. and my best wishes to her for a full recovery!!

Big hugs, Sherry

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a girl! My nephew went to Purdue on a track scholarship so keep running sweets~!

Jo, a retired teacher said...

The rules governing high school sports vary from state to state and they are normally confusing.

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and best wishes for her next competition. Of course you want to be there! Savor every moment.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Tell that Rachel I am proud of her ! GO RACHEL !!!!!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Way to go Rachel!!!!!!!
Congratulations !!!!!!!!

Rue said...

Good morning Joyce :)

You have every right to be proud! She's beautiful and talented :)

Prayers for your mother-in-law...

hugs,
rue

Frippery said...

You should be very proud. Good luck in the regionals. Thanks for stopping by, Pam

Sherri said...

Joyce you must be so proud of Rachel! Good luck to her next week! Hope you can go watch her.

Michele said...

Ooooo congrats Rachel! Yes, mamma, you should be proud of her! What an amazing daughter you have!

Have a great weekend!

Hugz,
Michele

Fifi Flowers said...

We have track meets next... such FUN! ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi