Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 Simplot Games

Parker was so excited to be able to participate in the 2009 Simplot Games last week. This is a major track meet that includes athletes from all over the U.S. and Canada. We even heard Edmonton mentioned a few times as the announcer was saying the names of athletes in different heats. Made me want to run onto the track and say, "Hey! Have you met Elder Evans? He's about 5'7, light brown hair...wears a suit." But I controlled myself, mostly because security would have thrown me off the premises probably.

Anyway, Parker ran the mile in 4:52.10 -- his personal record. He didn't make the finals, but as his coach said, "You can't really complain about doing your best." So true.

It was quick trip to Pocatello and back -- about 2 hours each way. But when you have Parker's iTrip blasting music all the way, it goes by in a flash.

Parker in the Holt Arena before the race.

Simplot Games signs

Determination at the starting line/
Flying through the air.
Coach Wiley timing Parker's splits.
The big finish. Personal record! Yay!!!


The after-race face.

21 comments:

Janae said...

These are great! I bet your hubby is so glad he got you that camera. You are recording history!

7EVANS said...

Parker!!!! You just keep getting better!!!! Congrats! I don't even think I could run the 400m in that time!~

janett said...

You must be so proud of him! I'm a runner too so I love seeing your posts.

Mom2Drew said...

wow...that's awesome! Way to go P!

Diana said...

wow awesome action shots! and congrats for running so fast! TFS

KRISTIE said...

These are wonderful! Congrats to your ds

Sharon said...

Nice captures!

CindyTykie said...

Great shots! I love the last one

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

Wow! Congratulations to Parker!

Jason said...

Ah Track, I miss those days. Great shots!

Lance and Sue Zan said...

Yeah Parker!

Nice pics too.

Tracy said...

Great shots....ALMOST makes me want to be a runner!

Suzy said...

Very cool! Awesome action shots!! Congrats to your ds!

Steph said...

Meg, you are rocking that new camera! Great shots, I grew up in Idaho Falls so I have been to Holt Arena many times! Small world. :)

Beth said...

He looks worn out in the final pic. I love how you captured the runners midstride!

Donnah C said...

Fantastic shots - I admire people who can nail action shots.

Shanna Jones said...

Love that third shot. :)

Bobbi said...

Congrats to him for doing his best! I think that is so awesome, you all must be so proud of your children.

Angela2932 said...

Way to go Parker! I love your first photo, esp the DOF.

Krista P said...

Congrats to him! I really like the shot of the coach.

Alvord Photography said...

That is so great!!! WAY TO GO!!! I loved Simplot too.