Friday, March 26, 2010

Tamon won FIRST PLACE!!!!

In Pole Vaulting at the Keefer VS Brabham meet last night! I was soooo excited for him! Below are the photos of him clearing the pole...the ones I got anyway!!!
This first one was of him clearing it at 6 feet. That is high That is like jumping or the top of a tall man's head! LOL...Oh...and for reference...the POLE is at 6 feet...do you see how much clearance he has between him and the pole????


This next one is at 7 foot. I didn't get the 6.5 photo....but that's ok. Tamon had come to me and said..."I hope I get 2nd place again." **He has gotten 2nd consistantly at all of his track meets thus far**. I just looked at him...stunned. He is shooting for 2nd???!! Um...no.
I told him..."Why not go for first, Tamon. You are REALLY good, son. If you get 2nd that is great...but go for first, kid"
He smiled, and said..."Thanks, Mom. I will." And off he went to jump the 7 foot pole. Here are the results. =) Happy Mom...right??? WELLLLLLLLLL....

This last one is at SEVEN AND A HALF FEET!!!! Look at that form and his grace! I love this! As they say in basketball..."Nothin' but net". This was a gorgeous jump!


Well, he has cleared 8 foot before, but tonight, he was exhausted. He had just placed 3rd in discus throw, and ran a LOOOOOOOONG way to make it to jump in time. He was tired and just couldn't quite clear the 8 foot bar without knocking it off...so he won first with a 7.5 clear jump. I am Proud. =)

I am so happy and so proud for my son, that I am in the mood to give something away!! Leave me a comment here on this post, and I will put your name into a random draw for some scrappy goodness from me. Become a follower and you get your name into the drawing TWO more times!!! I will draw on Thursday APRIL 1st> Yes, that is April Fools Day....But I promise..I am not fooling you!! =) Let's just say...Thickers and Primas will be involved!
Thanks for visiting!!! Have a FANTABULOUS weekend!!

13 comments:

Cyndi said...

WOW....7.5 feet is amazing!! Congrats to your son. And good for you for encouraging him to not settle for second. Even if he didn't get first, he would have known he tried his hardest. I love track and field and I love to watch the high jump and pole jump because I am always amazed that a person can make their body fly like that just using a pole. Congrats to your son!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

That's awesome! It looks like you may have a future Olympian on your hands! Congrats to Tamon!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

That is too cool, look at those awesome pictures! Congrats Tamon, WTG!

Sarah said...

Great news Misty! Congrats to Tamon!

Peggy said...

You have reason to be proud! Great shots. Congrats to Tamon!!!

rmeyfe said...

Congratulations to him!! What a wonderful feat!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is awesome!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! CONGRATS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joni Kix said...

Congratulations to Tamon (and proud momma)! My son is a distance runner, but I LOVE watching the pole vaulters between the running events. It's so much fun seeing them fly through the air. You got some GREAT shots! My son's meet doesn't allow parents on field level.
I'll be watching for the scrapbook page of those photos. TFS!

Sophia said...

That is awesome...congrats!!!

Renee said...

Congrats to your son! What an awesome accomplishment.

Nadine C said...

That is so cool! He should be very proud of himself and you have every right to be proud of him also. :)

hannie said...

Congratulation to Tamon!

Barb P said...

Those are great photos, Misty!!!! And congrats to your son on winning first place -- what an accomplishment!!!!