Friday, October 14, 2016

XC - State Bound!

In the midst of dealing with my eyes, getting ready for book fair at school, getting Zeke's hearing checked (he failed several hearing tests and is now scheduled for a more in depth audio test) and getting to Dillon's last football game, I did not ever post about our amazing cross country meets!

Last Wednesday, the 5th, was our Cross Country DVC meet.  These four amazing girls below all placed in the top 20 and ended up DVC champs!  Wow!  Aren't the awesome?!

This Wednesday, the 12th, was our cross country region meet.  Top 20 runners and top 3 teams go to state.  Last year Makenna placed 13th at regions with a time of 22:45, her best time of the season.  It was her first year to run cross country.  This year Makenna placed 18th with a time of 22:14, her best time of the season!  Her teammates placed 1st, 5th and 28th.  Top 3 runners count for points and we ended up Region Runner-Ups and our team - those same four amazing girls - will get to run at state next weekend!  They were so excited and I am so excited for them!  They have worked through injuries - foot pains, never ending ear aches, knee issues, hip flexor injuries - and they never gave up.  Their strength and determination carried them through and helped them reach their goal of going as a team.  Their coaches have also been amazing.  They have helped and encouraged them - cheering them on during their races and strengthening them between races.  I can't wait to watch them run next weekend!

After the race.  All smiles ☺
Waiting for the awards ceremony.  Still smiling ☺
After the ceremony with their plaque.  Still smiling ☺

Parker also made it to state with several other Deubrook boys not far behind.  The boys team has a bright future too!

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