Districts had more weight it this year. Now, not only did it mean that only the top three teams went to states, but it also meant that each runner's performance determine the result of two races. Pressure was on.
Tobin had run a race the weekend earlier, which resulted in a collapse before the finish and transportation via ambulance to Milford's ER. I will talk about that race in another blog. But that incident was weighing on him heavily for Districts.
Tobin was feeling a bit wobbly on his feet at this point.
Enjoying some friends after the race. It is wonderful that runners who are not able to compete in this race and friends of the team come an hour away to cheer on the team. I am a captains mom, so I'm one of the moms responsible for bringing food and organizing donations so everyone can have things to eat.
Tobin getting his medal for eight place.
Love this photo. I captured Tobin's movement by blurring all the stationary figures.
Here are some of my seagulls! I was sitting in the bleachers, having a conversation with another parent, when I start hearing a funny sound. Tobin had gotten his group of runners to say: "mom, mom, mom"! They reminded me of the scene from Finding Nemo when the sea gulls all see Nemo and say "Mine, mine, mine"! This is why I call them my sea gulls. I told them that story and they loved it. Tobin asked everyone to call me so he could ask me to get this photo.
Stair case boys: Funny John, as Rachel calls him, Karl, Dan M, Tobin, Guiseppe.
Next it is off to states!