Friday, March 16, 2012

Sometimes, the training pays off - 400m M50 National Champion

This was unexpected.

Yea, the M50 World 400m Champion M. Sullivan didn't show up, so that created an opening for me to Win the USATF M50 400m Indoor National Championship.

55.90, not a bad time. It might even convert to a sub - 55 outdoor. Not quite up to the standard of past years' National Champions, but I'll take it. It's all about who shows and brings their 'A - Game'.

I was really relaxed before the race. I got out fast and let from start to finish. My splits were somewhere around 26/30. Ray Parker, my 4x400 relay mate for the Phily Track Club took the silver, and almost caught me at the end. We should have a great 4 x 400m relay for the Penn Relays.

It's great to be in Bloomington. I get to go to a fancy restaurant tonight with my dad and hear my former student Luke entertain us on classical guitar.

Tomorrow is the 60m prelims and finals. If I don't do anything in that race, it's OK. I got what I came for already.


Photos below:
1) sporting GOLD!
2) leading after the break

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations. Pressure's off, have fun and more good times will come.