Track Essay

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TRACK Today was the moment of truth. The official times of who qualified for finals in the 400m relay were posted. I arrived at the field house and looked for the paper in the bulletin. I searched the page for the letters that spelled JONES. As I felt myself getting closer to my name, my ears shut out all noise and my heart beat faster. It read “Jones: 50.23”, almost two seconds faster than my personal record. I first ran track my sophomore year and didn’t know if I was going to run this year. I’ve played football and baseball all my life. Although, once I hit high school, I started not to enjoy either sport and decided to run track instead. As the last track meets neared, things were going pretty well. I made it onto the 4x400 team making me the third fastest kid on the team. Jason, Tyler, and Riley were the other members of the 4x400. The 400m dash was my best event. We placed in every meet and even took home some medals so far this season. All we have left are two more important meets: districts and state. Districts are a two day meet that starts on Friday and ends on Saturday. Preliminaries for the individual events took place on Friday. I ran well and made it to finals for the 100m and 200m dash along with our 4x400. I had run the 400 earlier but missed placing for state by a hundredth of a second. With that being over, it was time to get to business. All times on Saturday were final and would decide who would make it to the big show, state. It was Saturday, and now time for the competitors for the 4x400 to take track. Even though we didn’t run our best time, it was still enough to see Jason finish first. On our way to state the next week, up in Lubbock, I had one thing on my mind: win the 4x400. Talking with my teammates on the bus made me curious of the school record for the fastest 400 split. I then asked Coach, “Hey Coach, what’s the school record

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