Posts Tagged "track & field"

State Track Meet is Going On

and I want to go see it tomorrow! I miss track.

I was talking with a friend the other day and told her I wished I could clone myself so I’d have a buddy to go do the things I enjoy with. My best friends are sprinkled all over the country, so simple things like going to a movie, dinner, or a sporting event requires some coaxing on my part. I usually beg a family member to go with me. My poor brother goes to every concert with me. But I pay, so I guess it’s not so inconvenient; I haven’t asked him as much!

BTW, I’m dragging him to see Vanessa Carlton in August. It’s not really “dragging”. He’s accompanied me to see her before, and met her there. Then after that show, my Nessa CD’s mysteriously disappeared from my collection. 😉 My brother likes almost everything. Seriously. Great concert companion. I wonder if I can get him to go to Bucyrus to see Danity Kane too? Hmmm.

Anyway, back to track. The OHSAA Track & Field meet is going on this weekend at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. [RESULTS] That’s a hop, skip, and a jump from here for me. I’ll see if I can talk my cousin, Charlie, into going with me. We hit up the Spring Football game together — in the rain — and still had a great time. He’s like my “Ohio State Buddy” and there are quite a few Buckeye signees, commits, and recruits in town for the meet.

Speaking of OSU signees, the local NBC affiliate showed footage of incoming Buckeye Devier Posey’s 100 semi from today. Dude is big! He always looked small to me next to his Buckeye buddies, who happen to be beastly offensive linemen. (Proof: 3rd in from right in khaki-colored shirt) Next to the other runners in his field, he stood out in a good way; solid. Made me even more excited to see him don the Scarlet & Gray beginning this fall. I wonder when he’s getting to campus…

While I’m at it, I need to find a local Cleveland Browns fan too. My entire family seems to like the Cincinnati Bengals, so I feel very alone in that respect.

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What I Watched Today

It’s not what you’d think! And by today, I mean Saturday. I write most of my posts late at night 😉

Saturdays are pretty lame as far as television programming goes. But today was a treat for some of the sports I follow. I got to watch Candace Parker tear it up again as the LA Sparks won their 3rd game of the season (out of 4). A shout out to her as she was named to the US squad headed to Beijing for the Olympics. I’m not surprised. And no one should be. She’s clearly one of the best all-around female basketball players in the country and she’s backing that up on the court day in and day out.

I also go to watch some Track & Field, which doesn’t get nearly enough tv time. Today’s featured meet was the Reebok Grand Prix from Long Island. I love me some Allyson Felix. Homegirl has been tearing it up and I can’t wait to see what she does this summer!

Both Track and Basketball are dear to me because I competed in both sports when I was in high school. Politics and stupid coaches forced my exit from basketball. Essentially, they didn’t know what they were doing and I wasn’t willing to “play the game”. That then allowed me to turn my attention to Track. My main events were the 200, 800 Free Relay, and long jump. After only running track for 2 years, I actually earned a scholarship to run in college, but I turned it down. It wasn’t to a school that was academically challenging enough for me. After all, WashU is the #12 best national university in the country. You can’t really compete with that if you want a rigorous academic environment. I almost ran during college, but decided against it. Do I wish I would have? Sometimes. But I think I turned out all right! 😉

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