He seems to have found his niche running hurdles...the 110m hurdles...
Such a handsome young man! So like his daddy at that age....
Karter has also been running a couple of relays throughout the season, being the lead-off runner for the 4x100m relay as well as sometimes also being the first runner in the 4x400m.
But hurdles seems to be Karter's forte, and he has potential to be a really good hurdler as he gets stronger and faster and improves his technique over the next 3 years.
Karter did really well in the hurdles already, as second-fastest on the team as a freshman. And shaving off a little time nearly every meet.
Gramaw was not thrilled, however, to find out her sweet grandson loved hurdles. Hurdles scare me and over the years I've seen lots of hurdlers wipe out.
I guess that's part of the hurdling experience...everyone falls at one time or another. Karter had his first (and hopefully ONLY!) wipe out at a big invitational. Kim and I were not able to go that day and it's probably a good thing I didn't see it. Mama Dana sent me the video and it looked pretty nasty and I'm sure felt awful, but he survived with scabs to remember it. And to remind him to pick up his feet a little higher next time!
Thankfully teenagers heal quickly...3 days later the abrasions on his left leg, knee, shoulder, chest (hidden beneath his shirt), and chin were scabbed over and healing.
But, like falling off a horse or crashing a bicycle, you just get back up and try again!
He's a competitor, and gets better each meet.
Super proud of Karterman...
...our freshman trackster.