Run, Johnny, run

Apr 21, 2002

Johnny Zuiker, in Boulder, Colorado, sent this essay about why he’s enjoyed running with the track team this year. Johnny is a senior, and we’re waiting to hear where he’ll be going to college next year. Click on the More link to read his essay.

I have been thinking a lot about why I have been doing track recently, but I have discovered that Track and Field can actually be fun. This weekend was County Championships. Since we were Freshmen, the track team has come in 2nd place to Longmont, but not this year. We had a great meet and the guys won it all. The women came in 2nd, but it was very exciting to win. I never realized that it was such a big deal. Everybody was apart of the win. I had a real good time at this meet. I came in 2nd place in my heat for the open 100 meter dash, which wasn’t good enough to make it to the finals, but still a good run. I then ran the 4×100 and we did really well considering we went up against one of the fastest teams in the state. We took 4th place in that. The 300 hurdles takes more than just form. It takes a lot of endurance. I am definetly the fastest kid between the hurdles, but the slowest over the hurdles. I only had one week to practice, so I wasn’t disappointed. It went so well. I improved by 3 secs already, and I know I can improve another 2 secs. I took 8th out of 30 guys. I was supposed to be done after that, but the coach still needed me. In order for us to win the meet, we had to do better than the Longmont team in the 4×400. I stepped right up to the challenge and started the 4×400 relay off. I was really tired, but did really well. Our team took 2nd place in that event. This was the coldest track meet I have ever been to, and it started snowing right before the 300 hurdles. The weather wasn’t the fairest, but it was still FUN. Thanks for listening and I hope you have a great week. We have a week end off and then comes League Championships and then Regionals, and then hopefully STATE. Peace, Johnny Zuiker

Anton Zuiker

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