Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Story 27 years in the making

This story begins in May 1980, track season for 4 girls on the 4 x 800 meter relay. C, K, S and L (that's me). You have to remember this was the old days, cinder and shale tracks but if you made it to the State Track Meet you could run on an all-weather track. We had been to state the year before and placed 3rd, with V running instead of S but that was the English standard of track, the 2-mile relay. Back to 1980, yes, we did qualify for state once again, placed 5th with a time of 10 minutes flat. Little did we know that our record would stand for 27 years, C and I joked, "We didn't know how great we were!"
Now fastforward to April 24, 2007, E, S, C and L are on a 4 x 800 meter relay closing in on the record, a few days ago they were 2 seconds away. Well, Tuesday night these 4 girls ran their hearts out and beat the record by 5 seconds. They will probably beat this record several more times before season's end.
You are asking "Why 27 years in the making and why is she blogging about this?" Well, C from 1980 daughter is the "C" in this team and Lori from 1980 has a daughter "E". Yes, that is right my daughter broke my record and yes, I did cry as I took tons of pictures. I was 17 when my team set the record and my daughter is 17, too.
Records are made to be broken, and to have my daughter be one of the girls to do it is just too cool. I am one proud mom!!!
Here is my daughter running last night.

11 comments:

  1. You should be proud! How cool is that?

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  2. Very cool Lori!! Congrats to E and her teammates! And congrats to you for a 27-year old record.

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  3. That's a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us! How amazing!

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  4. awww....i got a little teary just reading about it. excellent job to both of you!

    teri

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  5. Belinda7:16 PM

    How cool is that! What a great story. Congrats to your DD, teammates and youself.

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  6. Aww, I'm getting choked up here. . . Sweet!!!

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  7. How wonderful! What a great role model you have been for your girls.

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  8. Wow! How fabulous is that?? That is wonderful that your daughter broke your record. Good for her!

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  9. Congrats to both of you -- E for breaking the record; you for your 27-yr record. I'm sure you are very proud!

    Renee in NC

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  10. Sue K in MD9:03 AM

    That is SO awesome Lori! That brought tears to my eyes! Congrats to you and your team for holding the record for so long, and may E and her team hold their record 27 years!

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