Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Just thought I'd share the news that Eric ran a personal best today at the cross country meet! He came in fourth overall and ran the two miles in 12:11! He's shaved more that 45 seconds off his time from last Wednesday.
The Turlock High CC Team has such great team spirit, and I am grateful that my son has been able to be part of that family. That's what they call themselves.....a family. They have pasta feeds the night before every meet; the pasta feeds are held at different team members homes, and every one contributes something (freshman-entree, sophomores-side dish, juniors-drinks, and seniors-utensils). The cross country team has team cheers and a boatload of team traditions. Each member has a buddy to watch out for, with older students teamed with the younger ones. At each meet, the buddies bring a gift for each other, tradition being to bring a Gatorade for after the meet. The team captains have a team cape and a blue and yellow wig that only they are allowed to wear. And a favorite team pastime is Ultimate Frisbee. Students lead prayer before each meet (How awesome is that?), and I have never seen a team that cheers each other on more than the Turlock High Cross Country team. I can't say enough good things about the coaches; they are simply fantastic! So I say, "Go Dogs Go!"