Good luck on the big blue track
Hard work and perseverance paid off for several area athletes as they compete at the 2011 Girls and Boys State Meet today.
Long hours of practice in trying to run faster or jump higher or throw further led them to this annual event at Drake Stadium to compete against Iowa’s best of the best.
While making the handoff look as smooth as possible is a matter of teamwork, the remainder of the work to run faster, jump higher or throw further relies on the individual’s desire to improve.
Hopefully a few will come home with medals this week. They’ll definitely return with a memory that will stay with them forever.
Congratulations to these athletes for getting this far and good luck as you compete on the big blue track.