McKayla and I just returnd from Pocatello, ID where she ran the 3200 in the Simplot Games. Simpot is a large (about 3000 athlete) track mee with athletes from Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, Alberta, and a few from other random states. Athletes are allowed to compete in 1 event (plus a relay). McKayla ran in the prelims on Thursday night and placed 8th overall. The top 4 qualified for the finals. The finals will be run this afternoon. She is skipping them because she already had a date for the Sweethearts Dance tonight before she realized there would be a conflict. I am just proud of her for making the finals!
Here she is right after her race - and still smiling!
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