I competed in my first school track and field meet last Thursday. I was happy to win all three throwing events but at the same time I was not pleased with my distances considering I have been training all winter. This meet doesn’t count for anything since it’s a ‘practice’ meet for the actual meets that start next week. I’m really glad I went since I learned a lot about myself and what I need to do to prepare myself better. Every time you get to compete it’s amazing since you learn so much. I’ve been competing in TKD for almost 13 years and I still learn from every tournament. Track is exactly the same. I need to really think about what worked and what didn’t for me. One of the things I love about the throwing events is that it’s all about your own PB’s and you can really measure your improvement. I’m very competitive with myself so I can’t wait to see what I’ll be able to do by the end of the summer.
I was so happy that Bill came to watch. He videotaped my first throw and then today we were at the track going everything. Then I spend three more hours practicing all three throwing events. He wants me to train again on Monday and then no do anything until the first ‘real’ meet on Wednesday. I really appreciate all the coaching that he does for our group.
The Ottawa Citizen wrote…
“Kayla Maduk of John McCrae was the meet’s only triple winner as she recorded top finishes in the girls’ junior shot put, 10.59 metres; discus, 28.38 metres; and javelin, 30.82 metres; She won the shot put by 3.26 metres, the discus by 4.93 metres, and the javelin by 6.54 metres.”