Friday, April 25, 2014

ZIZO #17: Watching My Girl Run

I love watching this girl run. She's strong. She's fast.
And she's a winner. Here she is, leading the pack and heading toward the finish line in a 1600 meter race. I've been spending a lot of time at track meets this spring. Watching her run the 1600, the 800 and occasionally the 3200. She also does relays (often running 400 meters).
This group of girls is her high school 4x1600 meter relay team. They have performed so well this year that they were invited to compete in the highly selective Arcadia Invitational in Southern California. I was one of the parent drivers who went along on the trip. It was a long drive and a tiring weekend.
But definitely worth it to give the girls the fantastic experience of participating in a high level, professional meet. The did great, setting a new school record and placing well among the elite competition. They also had fun!
They're a great group of girls, and so happy that Clara has gotten to know them and now calls them friends. Posting to zoom in zoom out, the wonderful meme sponsored by Helena.

11 comments:

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful pictures! It's so important that kids make such experiences like the Arcadia Invitational.

Amy said...

I really like the second shot Rinda - are you using your zoom? I can't imagine you'd be allowed onto the track!

helena said...

fantastic to hear she is doing so well and enjoying her running

Jo Murray said...

You must be so proud of both your children. They both excel in their chosen sports.

Missus Wookie said...

What a great experience. Neat to see the sporty side and then the fun side - grins and finger nail polish :)

scrappyjacky said...

Great shots....and so good that she's found something she really loves doing.

Sian said...

..and she'll remember the support from that parent driver for the rest of her life

sky-blu-pink said...

Go Clara!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wonderful photos! Love the nail polish! It's great she has found something she enjoys & does so well!

Karen said...

Fabulous sports photography again! And congrats to Clara; so glad she has found a passion and a great group of friends!

Gail said...

Well done Clara! I bet she was thrilled that you were there.