6 days ago
Monday, May 27, 2013
McKayla ran in the Utah State Track and Field Championships last weekend. They were pretty successful for her. She took 6th in the 1600 with a time of 5:03. That was a PR for her by 6 seconds. Then she took 5th in the 3200m with a time of 11:01. That was also a 6-second PR. The only thing she wasn't pleased about was that she was 4th in the 3200m until the other runner did a quick burst at the end and just out-leaned her at the finish line. Otherwise, she was quite happy! Also on the running front, she was invited to represent Utah at the Great Southwest meet in Albuquerque on June 7th and 8th. She was invited for the 1600m, 3200m and the 800m. What she decided to run is the 3200m and a 4x800 relay. She is the only female from Riverton High to be invited so she will be sharing a hotel room with unknowns (a chance to make new friends). A couple guys from Riverton were invited so the bus ride there should be fine (she is already good friends with them - even dated a couple of them). It's an honor for her to have been invited. Athletes don't usually PR at this meet but I think the trip will be fun for her!