This post comes to you a little late, but as they say… better late than latER. I wanted to continue the trend I started during the indoor season, with a recap of my competitions and video to let all the armchair coaches of the world do their thing. Last weekend was my opening outdoor competition and so I began my season at Mt. Sac, a meet I have been competing at since I was 14 years old. Look at the previous post…then do the math!
If you had bothered to look up results online, you would have noticed no mark next to my name, and just a few X’s. Well, that’s never good news for a field event person. The truth of the matter is, I felt like I was jumping really well. The other truth of the matter is that my last jump wasn’t a foul. It just wasn’t. Plenty of eyes and video proof told me that. But sometimes things like this happen at meets such as this, when your fate lies in the hands of 70 year old volunteers and the meet doesn’t have the proper equipment. Track and Field is not supposed to be subjective in any way so it’s disappointing when at times it is and it doesn’t work out in your favor.
All in all though, I still feel it was a positive day. It was my last day of my 20’s, I had my family there to support me, and I felt like I’m in a good position to do big things this year.
Here is a video of my last jump. It’s the fair one that wasn’t called as such. In my camera there is a man standing in front of the board, but from another camera the board is clearly visible with my foot in fair territory. Oh well… such is life.