I took off a half day from work today to go watch my daughter's track meet over at Tropical Park. Today was the GMAC South Qualifier, which only allowed 2 athletes per event to enter. Kaley and one other teammate represented the hurdlers. Today's top 8 athletes from each event move onto the finals next Tuesday. The North Qualifier took place yesterday, so their top 8's will be competing next week with today's top 8's.
I only took a few pictures during some warm ups, as I decided to video tape the hurdle events with my phone. You can click this link and check out the movie over on YouTube. https://youtu.be/RXP7bnkwbTY
Today was a pretty good day. Kaley wasn't happy with her performance in the 100's. She took 4th place in her heat and took 7th place overall, which did qualify her for the finals. It was extremely windy today, as you'll see in the video. It couldn't have been easy to run in that. Despite the gale force winds, she still ran it in 19:95 seconds, only losing abut 3/4's of a second from last week's time.
For the 300's, she came in 2nd place in her heat and took 6th overall! She even beat her time from last week running it in 53:73 seconds! She cut nearly 1/2 a second off her time! Her coach was pleased with her and now she's looking ahead to the finals next week.