WOW, What a weekend! My "little" brother Wesley was competing in the state track tournament in which he was the defending state champ in pole vault for the past 2 years. Dawson and I went with my parents over to stay with My aunt and uncle in Federal Way, WA which was very close to where the tournament was being held in Tacoma. We went there and the day started out alright he did pretty well in high jump which was the other event in which he qualified to compete in state. He got 6' and went out at 6'2" which I don't think he was very happy about but I thought was pretty darn impressive!
Chad got there right before pole vault started which we were very happy about.
(Disclaimer: I believe I am remembering this all accurately but it was crazy so sorry if a few details are wrong. )
Pole vault for Wes began with a miss at 13'... AHHHH... I was freaking out, I don't know why because he misses the first vault sometimes because it's like a warm up for him BUT I was so nervous for him. He made 13' on his 2nd try then he skipped to 14' made it on the 1st try. At 14'6" he and one other kid made the vault and moved on the other kid had them move the bar to 14'9 and Wes decided to skip to 15 which ended up being a great move as the kid missed 1-2-3 times. Wes made 15' first try the crowd went crazy for him... then the real fun began he had them move the bar to 15'6" which would be the new state record the people running the event stopped the entire meet for Wes. The entire crowd began to clap slowly at first and progressively faster... it seemed like everything was going in slow motion, I could hardly watch I was so nervous for him. HE FREAKING MADE IT! I could not believe it! Well... I could believe it, but it was so perfect on the first try... AHHH... We were totally jumping around! He got the STATE MEET RECORD which he also previously held. He had them move the bar to 15'8" which at the time we thought was 16' as you will hear in the video, but it was really 15'8". HE MADE IT ON THE FIRST TRY he was on FIRE!!! Anyway, My little bro is the most talented person I know I am definitely a proud big sister. I am so glad that I was able to be there! WAY TO GO WESLEY! LOVE YOU KID!
ALSO today is Lisa's Birthday!!
Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Lisa, Happy birthday to you!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Grandma! LOVE YOU! Love, Dawson