Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still on Track :)

More track pictures.....'Tis the season for indoor track. Parker ran an amazing race on Saturday. He ran the 2-mile and took first place in his heat and achieved a personal record! Yay!!!

It was a fun race to watch. On the Weber State indoor track, the 2-milers have to run 16 laps. By the time Parker was done, he had lapped several people.

He also ran the 800-meter race, but really had nothing left to give at that point. It was still fun to watch him, though.

:)





The intensity at the starting line.



And they're off!


Parker was in the lead for the first couple of laps. Then he fell behind to third and fourth for several laps. He managed to pull into the lead again with just a couple of laps to go. He ran his last lap in 32 seconds. It was amazing the speed he poured on at the end. Woo hooooooooo!!!


Headed to the finish line. The guys on the far right still have a lap or so to go....The guy in the second lane is the second place finisher.



"What was my time, Dad?"


At the starting line for the 800-meter race. Look at those faces! Talk about intense!


Cubby's leg art. (Done with a Sharpie!) Translation: SPEED


The amazing Coach Wiley! He's the best! 


Parker, Kiana and Cubby smile as they get ready to go home. :)

14 comments:

Suzy said...

Great action shots! I was thinking he got a real tattoo lol! For your sake I'm so glad it's sharpie! :)! Great pix!

pat said...

I really like the shots you get of their faces--those expressions are SO focused and SOOO intense! Parker is quite the runner! What an exciting time for you to sit there and watch...let alone try to get shots!

KRISTIE said...

love the leg art :)

Melissa said...

Love these! What a great achievement! I love the artwork that is very cool. I'll be needing that if I sign up for the boilermaker this year ;)

Nicki, said...

Yea for Parker. Nicely captured. (serious intensity is his thing when it comes to running.)

Esther said...

Oh my goodness! I can just feel the excitement! I love the first one especially. Wow.

tracie said...

Margaret, you always capture the best expressions from the track meets. I'm so impressed with track and field athletes, how can anyone run that much? lol

Reds said...

I so love your action shots!! And that leg art - too cute!

Denita said...

Such intense faces - great action shots and I love the leg art!

Angela2932 said...

Wonderful series! And I love the intensity of the first shot!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Cool track shots. To funny with the sharpie.

k said...

These are great! So sharp!

twinsmom said...

I can't believe that place is inside. LOL Great shots. Their emotions come through to make you feel it too.

nickfowers said...

yeah cubbys leg says "sokudo" (speed) i found that out last semester in japanese!! haha BTOWN!!!! REPRESENT!!!