My trip to Indiana was a pretty good one. The weather was no where near on my side though. It was windy, cold, and had some rain.
The first day of competition was in the 40’s with strong wind and dark clouds. It made it somewhat hard to do the sprints. Hurdling was a little scary because it was raining, hurdling in rain sucks. But I got a season best in hurdles and high jump.
Day two was a little better, but not really. It was still cold during long jump, but I did pretty good. My last jump was my best, but of course, I scratched by less than a centimeter. Then I head over to the javelin and the wind picks up, but I keep throwing. My last throw was my best, probably was going to be a PR, then the wind took the javelin and put it outside the sector :( Then the 800 was okay, I was fighting off some girls and giving my best in this event.
Overall, I finished better than I was ranked and scored better this year than I did last year. I can’t complain or be too upset. I had fun and I look forward to do training over the summer in other events, such as discus. I am ready for my body to get some rest now.
I leave for my last Outdoor Nationals on Tuesday. I made it by the skin of my teeth this year though. With APU, Point Loma, and Fresno Pacific out of NAIA everybody and their mom decided to do heptathlons this year.
But, I made it and I am ready to make a statement
Well, I did another hep this week at the beautiful campus of Point Loma.
My first day wasn’t an awful day either. I got a ten inch PR in Shot Put! I was very happy. Then day two went well also. Long jump I got a mark after the mess up at San Diego State two weeks ago. Then in Javelin I threw 97 feet consistently, throughout the competition, which is very exciting :D And then the 800 went extremely well.
I qualified for Nationals and I can’t wait for whatever will happen with the rest of the season :)
I had the first hep of the season and it didn’t go as I planned at all.
First day was great. Hurdles I did okay in, high jump I finally was consistent and went 4’7. Shot put I threw a little more than 31 feet and the 200 I ran a 26.06. I was pleased with the 200 because I haven’t ran it at all this year, not even in indoor season.
Day two started rough though. I didn’t get a mark in the long jump, one of my strongest events. I was over the board by less than a centimeter every time. That really threw me for a loop, I have never done that in a meet before. Then javelin went alright, I threw 92 feet, which is a best in the hep for me. Then the 800 needs to be improved, I didn’t eat enough before the race and that effected me and how I did.
But, overall I should be happy. I was 400 points from qualifying for Nationals, so if I did get a mark in LJ I would have easily qualified. So the next hep it will be a guarantee for me.
I just need to improve by 2,000 points to even think about going to the trials haha
I am pretty stoked. But all the my other events, we don’t need to mention those :)
Well, it was a long fun trip these past 5 days :) I got to make the trek to Marion, Indiana for NAIA Nationals and it was amazing. I made new friendships and made better friendships with my team mates and coaches.
I also saw amazing performances by other athletes and saw old friends :)
Well, to get to the point, I got 11th overall in the heptathlon. I improved my ranking so it was an overall success at the meet.
My personal performance wasn’t up to par though, at least not for my own standards.
I ran my hurdles in a 16.5, I four stepped 5 hurdles, I don’t know how or why I am still four stepping. There was a 4mph head wind, which could be some explanation, maybe.
High jump was okay also, I went 4’7 which is an improvement from the rest of the season, I wish I could have done better, but I tried. My calf strain started to act up and my hamstring strain decided to show up also :(
Shot put…was not good. I had amazing throws in warmups, but when competition came, they decided to disappear.
200 went alright though, I ran a 25.75. I definitely wish I would have ran that in my normal time of 25.4 or faster! But, again there was wind and they had tried to change the direction of the race, and it was ridiculous with all the switches they were making throughout the day..
Day 2 did not go nearly as well as I had wanted.
Long jump I had a good start in, but the start was the finish, I didn’t improve at all, I was stuck at 17’1…I really wanted to get a pr in this event…
Then javelin, the bane of my hep career. I love this event so much, but I am stuck in a rut. I did really bad in this event, I needed a pr here also.
Then the 800, this event is starting to grow on me. But I needed a big PR here, and I didn’t get close to it. My pacing was alright, but I tried my best in the end and there was no gas left. The humidity finally got to me after two days I suppose. I was bummed out, but I did my best so I wasn’t terribly upset.
My overall total was 4130, a second all time best for my points. So, overall, I am still happy! :)
Well, this day went okay. Not as many big performances as day one, but that is to be expected right?
I went 17’1 in long jump, threw like 94 feet in the javelin, after an epic mess up on my second attempt that royally pissed me off, and then went 2:35 in the 800.
The 800 is what really upset me, but I tried my best.
Overall, I had a great multi. I got a 200 point PR, 4244 :) and I solidified my position on going to Nationals, 14th in the Nation baby :)