|Victor High School Track (5/7/13).|
|Warming up prior to the 1600 meter run (5/7/13).|
|Off the line in Jack's first race of the day: 1600 meter run (5/7/13).|
|Lap 2 with team mate Josh Wolf in tow (5/7/13).|
|Nearly at the 800 meter mark (5/7/13).|
|Coming down toward the finish (5/7/13).|
|Jack awaiting his official time in the 1600 meter run (5/7/13).|
|A huge pack of Raiders turn the 300m mark of the 3200 meter run (5/7/13).|
|Jack's off hand carry is the result of his motioning to have his teammates pace with him (5/7/13).|
|Red Raider Olivier Hatta makes a move going into the turn (5/7/13).|
|Jack and David Grouse come down the final 20 meter stretch to the 3200 meter finish (5/7/13).|
Ultimately, neither the team nor my son had the results I am sure they had hoped for. There defeat by a skilled Victor squad was their first of the season, and there were no personal records (PRs) in the offing as Jack had run each event as a "workout" rather than as all-out competitive races. I am confident though that he did feel a measure of success as his teammates ran well and (though I am unsure) may have run personal records as a result as his pacing and supporting them.
Like any proud parent, these last few weeks of my son's high school experience are full of melancholy "lasts," and for this I am grateful. Fortunately, after the dust settles on high school, there will be more exciting new "firsts" to look forward to...