Yes, for years now spring and lacrosse were synonyms. Peter has been playing since 8th grade and Erik started in 5th. Peter has also been running cross country in the fall the last few years - once in addition to fall lacrosse, but only once :-) . This year, since it is Peter's senior year and he is trying to cram in as many activities as he can, he decided to do track this spring in addition to lacrosse. Well, Erik thought, "If he can do it, so can I," and he joined his junior high track team. Well, not to be outdone - and quite honestly because she thought the school athletic warmups were so cute - Markee decided she would like to give track a try as well. Yes, this is my Markee who asked her PE teacher, "Do we have to do anything physical today?" (add whiny teenage girl voice)
Markee discovered that she loves track because she can do short sprints and they aren't going to make her run 3 miles like her mom does. And she found that she likes the high jump because an Olympic athlete (skeleton competitor Noelle Pikus Pace - what skeleton has to do with high jump we have no idea) is the coach. Yay! If they continue to offer cute warmups, I may get an athlete out of her yet!
Erik seems to be enjoying track as well, although he is more the cross country type and gets tired of going around and around the track in the 1600 event. Doing track and lacrosse, he is finding, is a bit much and he actually got behind in school which is TOTALLY unlike him, but he is sticking with it. Two more meets to go and jr lacrosse games started last week. He will pull it off. The picture is fantastic, in my own humble opinion, because he is flying - both feet are off the ground. Perfect timing!