BY CHRISTEN COOL
Room 210 Staff Writer
(Note: Eighth grade track member and Room 210 staff writer Christen Cool is providing an ongoing diary of the 2007 track season at South Middle School.)
I'm sorry to report South didn't have that first track meet of the year like it had planned. It was rained out. The athletes had been working for three weeks and then they get rained out what a shame.
So instead they had yet another day or practice- you know what I'm talking about- that fun thing a few days before a big game.
The coaches had us all running hard, getting in every single minute they can get in before we have to compete with other schools. Distance runners did stairs like crazy, hopping up the stairs right foot only, then going up the stairs left only, walking all the way down then hopping with both feet all the way up and then walking all the way down then jogging up the steps then last, but not least, skipping a step going all the way up.
They had to do that for eight minutes then run for five minutes. It's safe to say we were all pretty beat by the end of the run. What made it more fun is that we had to do it all over again before we could go home!
Throwers had to do stairs like the distance people. Out of the two groups, we had a few kids get sick. The sprinters had to work outside doing different things, working on relays such has hands offs. We all worked really hard today the reason I say this is because everyone was sweaty like you wouldn't believe, soaked, I tell you. All we need to do now is make our coaches just as proud as we do in practice by winning this year. All we have to do is work for it and I know we can do it if we work as a team, not by ourselves in a race. We might run by ourselves in the race but that doesn't mean we can't get cheered on by the others.