Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Finish Line

Parker's cross country season came to an end today. He and his team ran in the state meet. It was a great race for Parker, who had set a goal of running the 3-mile course in under 18 minutes. He finished in 17:59.4! He was thrilled he achieved his goal. He came in 2nd on his team...just .2 seconds ahead of the 3rd place Bountiful finisher. And even more exciting was that in the final stretch, Parker passed and finished ahead of one of his former junior high teammates...who until today, Parker had not been able to beat. In Parker's words, "It was an epic race today."

...And they're off!

Go! Go! Go!!
Parker passes Dylan on the home stretch!




Parker's teammate Cubby came in 5th overall. I got this shot of Cubby and his dad posing for another camera.


Parker and his teammates after the race.


A group of happy Braves!

18 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the one of his friend and Dad from afar, great focus!

Chell said...

congrats on reachign his goal. that is so wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Yay Parker!

Nice captures!

Amy said...

Congrats to him, nice captures!

Angela2932 said...

I love that pronouncement, "an epic race!" Congrats to him!

--sme said...

You got some great shots--I particularly like the "through-the-crowd" shots (Cubby & dad, and the next one)...very photojournalistic!

KRISTIE said...

way to go to your ds! i really liked the the one through the crowd.

S.Kremer said...

Bravo Parker! Great job:)
Shawna (shawkrem)

Mom2Drew said...

I really need to start my marathon training...

Fantastic!

Erika said...

Nice! I love #4!

Shannon said...

Yay! Congrats to him! What a great accomplishment!

Jena Photography said...

Yay Parker. Great captures and memories.

pat said...

Great shots, Margaret! P will love having these to look back on.

Reds said...

Congrats to Parker!! That is wonderful! Love your action shots!!

7EVANS said...

Parker, you are amazing! Congrats!

Becky said...

Way to go, Parker!

Bobbi said...

Nice job! I love that shot of Cubby and his dad posing for another camera, its a great perspective.

The Gulls said...

wow tell him way to go. i cant belive he finished in unde 18 min. That is awesome