Saturday, May 06, 2017

Jonas' Track and Field Day

Every year the 5th graders from the entire district get together at the high school for a track and field day.  It's pretty awesome.  Kids get to try some cool events that they normally wouldn't get to - like the high jump, the standing jump, and all sorts of running races (anywhere from the 50M sprint to the 1-mile), etc.  Each student is involved in about 4 events.  Jonas ended up doing the hurdles (mini-hurdles), 2 relay-races, and the 200M sprint.  I ended up helping out at the high-jump all day - but I had time to watch him in 3 of his 4 events.  Although it was a hot day and there was a lot of "Hispanic panic" among the Northside girls (oh the drama - and excuse the less-than-politically-correct term, but Ben asked me if they were all Hispanic [which they were] and shared the term with me . . . ), it all turned out well.  Jonas had fun.  It lasted all day long - in fact, the buses were all delayed 15 minutes because it went on for a little too long.  Anyways, it was pretty fun watching these kids from all over.  As I was at the high jump, I saw how much better they boys were than the girls.  The difference was crazy.  Okay, a few pictures:

 Ivan and Jonas - best friends.  They will be going to different middle schools next year.  Sniff, sniff.

 The Northside 5th-graders!

 Hurdles!  Yep, Jonas knocked that first one down.  :)  But he still did well.

 Jonas taking off for his relay-race.

 Go, Jonas, go!

 Just hanging out on the grass -  he just got in trouble for throwing the grass . . . :)

 This was Jonas running in the 200M sprint.  He actually did pretty decent.  :)


One more step closer to finishing up Jonas' Northside education.  Sniff, sniff.

1 comment:

erinmalia said...

This is cool! Our field day is just field day, no track events. Way to go Jonas!