Gage was so nervous. He jumped over 10 feet at school and was one of the fastest boys in his grade so he qualified to go to TRACK DAY. Once a year area schools get together and have their selected athletes (grades 4-6) compete in events such as tug-of-war, running long jump, relay races and more. He chose to do the running long jump and he also participated in the 440 relay.
He didn't bring home ribbons-most of the ribbons won from our school were by sixth graders, but he had so much fun. He was a nervous wreck having to run down the tunnel of people to perform his running long jump entry. He had two tries and only got about 7 feet or so ? but he did fabulous on the relay. They put him as second 'leg' so he wouldn't have to be the one to LISTEN for the whistle to start. He hopes he qualifies next year because he says he won't be holding anything back next year. He wants a ribbon!