Tuesday, November 2, 2010

XC Regionals





















Last Saturday Taylor went to the Regional Cross Country meet. So far this season the team has been doing great! They took 1st place at all three league meets and then were the Champions of the TRI Valley Conference. Tay has been going in and out of the 7th spot on Varsity all season and recently got her Letter by running a time under 22:30 for a 5k (3.1 miles)! At the last official meet she beat the one girl she had to get to become the official 7th runner on the Varsity team allowing her to go to Regionals on Saturday, which was super exciting!! At Regionals the top 3 teams qualify for States so it was really important to do well. All week the team got special treats to try and get them pumped up for the meet! They even went as far as to change their uniforms so during the race their biggest competition St. Louis, wouldnt recognize them and know to run by them. They all stepped off the bus in Carson City wearing matching warm-up suits, carrying shepherd duffle bags, and wearing some pretty sweet masquerade masks wtih blue and gold feathers =) The race itself wasn't really that great though due the fact that it was very windy and freezing (Taylor's feet were frozen when she changed into her spikes before the race and didn't begin to unthaw until after she was done running!), and its not one of the favorite courses, but she beat two of the girls who were usually ahead of her. The team finished 3rd (even though they had 4 girls not feeling well) qualify them for the State meet! Taylor had a time of 22:17 which is only 4 seconds away from being her Personal Best and placed 39th out of 103 girls! Unfortunatly I was in Washington so I missed the meet but i will be back in time for State! Here are some pictures i had Kevin take for me....
















6 comments:

Pretty Peapod said...

Go Tay!!! Man, this is sooo cool!!!

TAITx3 said...

Great job Taylor!
Cheryl, it's about time you've updated your blog!

Chris Ann said...

We are pumped up for today Taylor. We will be watching on live video today

Carol and Dan said...

Rock on, Taylor! We loved watching you cross the finish line at State, even though we are on the other side of the country!! ......c.

Cassandra said...

I am so impressed with your time Taylor. I would LOVE to be able to run that fast!! Good work.

Chris Ann said...

OK A new season has begun. Time to post for the yeae
r 2011. We should be at the meet this Saturday with all three of your MI cousins.