We started the day by going to WaWa for breakfast & GatorAde for the day. Then dropped Austin off at the Intermediate School at 9:00. 5th Grade Land Olympics didn't start until 9:30, so we had about a half an hour to kill. We visited with Merry at the Athletic Office which is directly across from the stadium to waste time & then went over to watch Austin.
He competed first thing in the 50 yard dash. Well, I hate running so I give him & any other child credit because they were the ones that chose which three events they would compete in today & my view is ...WHY RUNNING?.
Austin came in third in his heat for running the 50 yard dash. Only the top two finishers from each heat went on to the finals, but he told me that the fastest kid in the class was in his heat & he was just glad he came in third.
In the above photo he is on the left, working his way up through the pack.
Then Austin competed in the long jump. He made two jumps with the first one being 8'4" & the second one 8'7". Not too shabby! He said there were kids ahead of him that had jumped 11' or more, but I was just so darn proud of him for trying & doing his best & also having FUN!
Austin on the left after completing his first jump.
Austin after completing the long jump - my handsome guy - even with the long hair.
Last they had a sack race & three-legged race that they competed in & Aidan was really good at that too!