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Friday, May 7, 2010

Moore League Finals - Discus

I am going to let you know before hand that this post will be all about my son.

This week in Long Beach the high schools are holding their Moore League Finals for track at Long Beach Community College. Well yesterday my son, who's on the Lakewood Varsity Track team, threw the discus. He has had a very rough year and hasn't placed very high during league competition and didn't make many invitationals. So I didn't have high expectations for him during the finals, but as things go with sports and him, he had his best day this year and ended his season 2nd place for Moore League. Although he didn't qualify for CIF, I am very proud of him. As I said he had a rough year and was giving up inside. After a talk with him he hung in there taking a leader role on the track team with the throwers. It all came to a head yesterday.

I have and will always support my son and I truly love watching him compete, but as any father I hate to see him down or depressed at the end of a meet. All I can do is be there for him and support him, so when he accomplished what he did during the finals I couldn't have been happier for him.

Son, I love you and am very proud of you and your accomplishment this year. Although this may be the last meet I have the opportunity to capture you in action at, I will always be there to support you and watch you compete.

Next year you'll find yourself at the next level of competition at Cerritos College and I wish you the best in all you do. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to continue capturing you in action while you compete.


Misty said...

That last shot is so powerful!!!

Shelly Rosen said...

I am sure it was emotional day...I am glad it turned out well for him. Awesome pics, you can see the determination in his face.

kymberli q. said...

Great images, Jim! Best of luck to your son in college!