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.