Monday, February 9, 2009

Sub 5:00, Baby!

Exciting day for Parker at the UHSTCA Indoor Track Championships on Saturday. He ran the mile in under 5 minutes!! Yay! He crossed the finish line in 4:55.92! He was so excited. He was quite dramatic before he ran, telling me this was the race of his life. Well, he did great. When Derek told me his time as he began the last lap, I just knew Parker was going to do it.

The meet took place at the Utah Olympic Oval, where they had the speed skating competition in the 2002 Winter Olympics. There's a track around the ice. It's quite an amazing venue.
So here are some shots of my Running Brave.

The shoes, awaiting the big race.
Parker dealing with some pre-race jitters.

Parker and his teammates during the warm-up.

Look at him fly!
Right after the race, when we told him he got 4:55. He's so excited he can hardly believe it!
On the phone after the race, sharing the good news with some of his friends.

A shot of the venue.

24 comments:

7EVANS said...

yaHOOO!!!!

Parker you ROCK! I can't believe it!
Congrats!

Amy said...

Congrats to Parker, that's quite an accomplishment! And how cool that he ran in a meet where they held the Olympics. Great shots, my favorites are the first two! :)

Stephanie said...

That's awesome! Congrats Parker!! I hope you are having a great week, penpal!

Cari said...

That is awesome! Congrats to him! Love all of your shots...especially the shoe one.
Cari

Jena Photography said...

Congrats Parker! TFS!

Kristina said...

Wow, I love that last shot. The comp is just great!

Michelle said...

That is SO COOL! What an awesome time! Congrats to Parker!

CindyTykie said...

Congratulations to Parker! Great pics

janett said...

Congrats to your son!!! Wow! And that last shot is awesome.

Becky Anderson said...

Great pictures. And what an accomplishment for him! That is so fast! WOW! And love the first couple pictures. What great story tellers!

pat said...

Wow, that is IMPRESSIVE!! Way to rip the track, Parker.

Suzy said...

awesome and Congrats Parker!! Great story board!

bugg said...

Yoo Hoo!!! that's so great. Perfect pics too.

Shauna said...

Congratulations to Parker! That is really awesome, I bet he's super excited! Great action shots btw :)

jaw515 said...

YEAH!!! Parker Rocks! What an awesome accomplishment!!

Mom2Drew said...

that's awesome!

Reds said...

Congrats Parker!! That is amazing!!!

Amy said...

Great shots of an exciting day for Parker. Congrats to him!

Gypsy Girl said...

WTG Parker. I like all the detail shots you got but the one of him on the phone that smile tells it all.

Rachael said...

Great captures! Congrats to Parker, that's really awesome!

tracie said...

That is so exciting, what an accomplishment Parker!! You did a wonderful job of capturing the day Margaret.

Becky said...

Congrats to Parker! That is awesome! I just love the pre-race jitters shot. My son just had his indoor track conference finals too and won in junior shotput. Our kids rock, don't they? :-D

shirley said...

Wow, that is really impressive! Congrats to Parker! I love how you captured his accomplishment. My favorite picture is of the shoes (I have a thing for running shoes!)

Angela2932 said...

Congrats, Parker! Great shots!