The Starr Gyrls Dominate Youth Track & Field in Little Elm, Texas this Weekend
I know you are probably wondering, who are the Starr Gyrls? Those would be my daughters and their track and field career are taking off. Now they are only 11 and 12 years of age, but that doesn't stop me from being a very proud mom.
All this going to track practice and loading up the car on the weekend to drive to different locations to sit in the heat from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm watching a plethora of events with multiple heats and flights paid off this past weekend. My daughters have been participating in organized sports since they could both walk and competing in track and field events since they were 8 and 9 years old. My youngest is a shot put thrower and has really dominated since she started. Her first meet she threw the 4lb shot 22 feet. She had amazing coach that saw something in her and pushed her to greatness.
Now, she is 11 years old and throws a 6lb shot and her her PR (personal record) is 19.5 feet. This weekend she got intimidated by one little girl and it had her shook for the rest of the flight. She still did an excellent job finishing 2nd overall with 19.2 feet. Guess who took 1st place overall? Yes, the little girl she let intimidate her.
My oldest daughter, who is 12 strait channeled Allyson Felix this weekend. She runs the 100, 200, 400 and the 2nd or 4th leg on the relay team. She is pretty fast to say the least but she freezes up when it is time perform. Not the case this weekend. She placed 3rd overall in 100m dash and 1st overall in the 200m dash. She didn't run the 400 or a relay this week. While running the 200m, something happened and she just took off and left her competition in the dust. She was so fast, we have started calling her lightening.
While I am a very proud mom, I know that we still have a few more track meets to go this summer. Hopefully, this past weekend unlocked something in both of the girls and we get to see them continue to progress.