I went to a local junior high track meet Monday afternoon. Since I'm a little burned out on photographing sunrises and sunsets, and since the afternoon sky wasn't all that glorious, I filled the frame with a high jump contestant.
This high jump contestant happens to be the youngest grand daughter. She finished 4th overall which qualifies her for the conference championship meet next week. Stay tuned, more photos will be coming. This is her first year as a high jumper, so she has some work to do, but she likes the sport and is catching on very quickly.
In junior high, the long jump was my favorite event. I still like to watch the kids fly through the air and try to leap deep into the pit.
I believe that this is from the 4x800 relay. I like this image because all four feet are off of the ground. I was never good at distance running and passing a baton only complicated matters.
The classic 1600 meters (metric mile) requires the ability to run in a pack and find your space, then wait for the right opportunity to break into the open and finish well. I do find it interesting that we have converted to metrics for running events, but the field events are still measured in feet & inches. Have a blessed week end.