Monday, March 5, 2012

Joyful Jumping

Hey everyone! This weekend I attended my first track meet of the year! It was an invitational relay, a very unique type of track meet. Here, each school sent teams of three or four, depending on the event, to the meet to compete in relay style events. This means that for running events each person runs a certain distance and then hands a baton to the next runner who continues until everyone in the race has run. Then the fastest team wins! In jumps and other field events, each person from the team gets three tries to jump there farthest. Then the three best scores from each time are added up for a final score and the biggest final score wins!
It's very fun to be part of a highly selective team to compete in fun events like this one. There were many factors that set this meet apart from normal ones. First of all, this meet was between a large amount of different schools while normal meets are between two. Also, this meet was all relays, while normal meets have one or two relay running events and no relay jumping events. This makes the relay meets fun and different! We have our first normal meet against another school on Thursday! I have been increasing my long jump since the beginning of the year and can jump around 15 feet (4.6 meters). I hope to hit 16 feet (4.9 meters) by the end of the track season!

What do you like to compete in? Let me know in the comments!


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