Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lind Clan Invades Pullman

I know, I know....long time, no blog. I have done a poor job at best of keeping this show up to date since the new year. In that time we have had great times with friends and family. We have celebrated birthdays including Sara's dad, Gary who turned 68, hosted Brent, Robin and Moira for a weekend, attended a Disturbed concert in the Tri-Cities to celebrate Brent's birthday and seen our son Ryker transform into a growling, street-fighting vigilante named Panther/Armor King (the name changes from day to day so its hard to keep up).

Well this weekend is the focus of this post. Sara, Panther and I hopped in Gary and Alleen's car and sped off to Pullman, WA to watch an indoor track & field meet. Our nephew, Kersee, was competing for Eastern Washington University in the indoor heptathlon. We would also see former Hermiston athletes and psuedo-family members Michelle Coombs, Anne Barnett, and Mykael Bothum compete as well. Kasia Rademacher joined us both days to watch the meet as she is a current student at WSU, so it was a real treat and tribute to how truly blessed we have been as track coaches at Hermiston to have such amazing young people to work with. Also attending were Aaron, Missy and the kids and Brandt & Joanne.

During the outdoor season Kersee will compete in the decathalon, however the indoor season limits event availablity cutting it to seven events (heptathalon). The seven events include a 60meter sprint, long jump, high jump, shot put, 60meter hurdles, pole vault, and a 1,000 meter dash. Grueling? Yes, but Kersee looked superbly conditioned and it showed as he placed second over all defeating atheltes from WSU, Utah State, U of Idaho and Sacramento State. We were all very proud of his perfromance and excited to see what he will accomplish as the season continues.

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