Last Friday the girls competed in the annual Thorndale Field Day. Unlike the previous field day, this field day is for grades 3-8. I think they said there were 10 or 11 schools there competing. All I know for certain was that there were a TON of kids there!
The first event for the Cowen crew was Kelby racing in the dash.
We had had some pretty heavy rains come through on Wednesday which left their fields wet and muddy. Kelby made the decision to run in her socks in the qualifying run (insert eye roll) because she thought the ground was too wet for shoes. For the finals, she opted to just go barefoot and ended up getting 4th!
(Ok, I have no idea why my videos post weird… One day I’ll take the time to figure it out but today is not that day 😉 )
Next up was the softball throwing contest for Kevyn. We are still unclear on how she placed but we are thinking 4th or 5th! Go Kevyn! This was her walking away with a look of “I have no idea how to throw a softball correctly.” The other girls were doing a running throw and she just kinda tossed it as hard as she could. They each got to throw the ball three times and on her final throw she tried to incorporate some footwork with her throw. Haha! She’s not a softball girl… Volleyball is her sport.
Kelby and her friend signed up to run the 600. This event is only open to 6th-8th grades so it was completely new to them. Jeff and I gave Kelby lots of pointers (probably too many if you asked Kelby, haha!) and surprisingly she listened! We told her to NOT lead the pack but rather stay back until the last turn. These two girls did exactly what we said and took home 1st & 2nd! Woohoo!
I’ll be honest… This video was probably taken at the 200 m mark and I was already thinking they let themselves get too far back…
I was wrong… Kelby and her friend broke away on that last turn and smoked their competition.
After congratulating Kelby, we rushed to the gym where Kevyn was competing in a free throw contest. We missed her first round (that eliminated several of her competitors) but made it just in time to watch the second round. They got 3 shots and as you will see, she only made 1… Luckily her competitors did not make any and she ended up taking home 2nd place!
Kevyn’s friend got 1st place after making all her shots the first round!
The last event of the day was the relay. This right here is the winning 6th grade girls relay team minus one of their friends… Haha! I told Kelby just to put her arm out and I would Photoshop the friend in… 😉
After spending the entire day outside, Kelby & I decided to hunt down the newest Blue Bell flavor.
Y’all… IT IS SO GOOD!
That’s it for today!