Summer track update

June 27, 2009

Drew lowered his time in the 800m by about 8 seconds down to 2:49.47 and he did it in 100+ degree heat!  He placed 3rd, but was very close to 1st and 2nd.  I think he can beat them at regionals.

Family vacation photos

June 24, 2009


We had a great time at the beach.  Here are some photos we took:

Padre Island ’09

First summer track meet

June 20, 2009

Andrew ran in and won the 10-and-under 800m at the McGregor summer track meet.  He ran a 2:57, which is a pretty good time–especially for his first race of the year AND given the fact that he played a late baseball game the night before. Here is the video:

YES! We beat the other McGregor team to move to 9-3!

June 19, 2009

We won a hard fought, come-from-behind victory over the other McGregor team tonight 12-11.  The team played great.  Unfortunately, about half the opposing kids refused to shake our kids’ hands.  Coach and parents: if you are reading this you need to foster better sportsmanship in your kids.  That’s one of the lessons they need to learn at this age.

Wow! We are 8-3!

June 16, 2009

We had a really good game tonight.  We won 22-1, which brings our record to 8-3 with two games left in the season.  Drew had a good game.  He was 2-3 and really hit the ball well.  I haven’t posted a video in a while, so here are his two hits:

2009 NCAA Track & Field Championships

June 13, 2009


How cool is this?  We ran into Jeremy Wariner by the pool at our hotel.  We interrupted his dinner of Chick-fil-A to get a picture.  He was super nice.  I’ll post more pics of the meet later, but I just had to get this out on the website.

Here is the photo album.  I’ll be adding more after today’s races:

2009 NCAA Championships Photo Album

Update (6/14/09): I’ve posted all of the photos.  The link above will get you to them.

After 9 games, we are 6-3!

June 10, 2009

We lost last Tuesday, but we won our game last night (6/9/09) 10-3.  That brings our record to 6-3.  We played really well as a team.  We pitched well and hit better than we did in the previous game.   Drew didn’t get a hit–he popped one up to the pitcher and another to second base.  He’s making contact and the hits will start falling.