There were gazebos set up at each event but the students still had to stand in the sun waiting their turn to compete and while doing their thing. Heather and I were in the shade wherever possible or under an unbrella and, bless her heart, Heather had brought along a chair for me. I had applied sunscreen, too and still I came home a little sunkissed.
Georgia must be exhausted this evening. She won three of her four races and came second in the other. She never stops trying and doing her best. And that competitive streak is a mile wide. With her skinny arms you wouldn't expect her to excel in throwing events but she came away with two firsts and two seconds in field events, too.
Krystal isn't blessed with the same natural ability so I'm all admiration when she applies herself and does well, too. To be honest, a little of her energy goes into ensuring she looks good while she's at it.
I'm hopeless at action shots and get so caught up in the action that I forget to take photos anyway. Prefer to look around me at the breaks and lunch time.
My only half decent action shot is of this little girl, Mia who really captivated me. She's knee high to a grasshopper, by far the shortest girl in her class, a really tiny little thing. What she lacks in size she makes up for in spirit. She did well in all the events and blew me away in the high jump, jumping nearly her own height. And you should see her smile, it's nearly as big as she is!