Posts Tagged ‘Track’

Sub Six Club

Annika has had a few more track meets in the last month and has been picking up her pace.  Here she is in a 1500m race en route to a new PR of 5:31.



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Annika had her first track race of the season in Compton.  She ran the 1500m.

Here she is after the first 250m.


Great form.


And down the final 100m to a 5:47 finish.


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Equalizer Track Meet

Annika ran her last track meet of the 2009 season.  She got a big PR in both the 1600M and the 800M events.  Here she is on her way to a 7:34 mile.


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SCMAF State Meet 2009

Today was the SCMAF state meet in Downey.  Nikhil ran the 800M and Annika ran the 400M and 200M.

Here is Nikhil on the podium after coming in 3rd with a 2:36.


Here is Annika powering her way thru another PR on the 400M race.

khare-blog89She had a 4th place finish and a medal in the 400M but just missed the medal in the 200M.


Mom and Dad had come down from the Bay Area to watch their grandkids run!  This was Annika’s last race of the 2009 track season.  Nikhil still has the Junior Olympics to look forward to in a couple of weeks.



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Phoenix Track Meet

Last weekend we went to Phoenix for a track meet with Nikhil’s club.  He ran in the 3000M and 1500M.


He PR’d in both events and crashed thru the 6 minute mile pace for the first time in the 1500M with a time of 5:30.

Here he is with his teammates before the 15000M.


His 1500M and 300M times place him in the Top 40 in the country on Elite Youth.  

His two teammates are 5th and 10th in the rankings in the 1500M and 2nd and 3rd in the 3000M.

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Tustin Youth Track Meet

Today was the annual city track meet.  Annika ran her first ever track meet and won 1st place in both the 400M and 200M events. 

Here she is with her medal collection.



Nikhil also ran in the 800M and 400M and got 2nd and 3rd place.  More importantly, he PR’d both his races from his best times last year.


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Junior Olympics

Last weekend (both Saturday and Sunday), Nikhil ran at the Junior Olympics Association Meet in Gardena. On Saturday, he ran the 1500M and on Sunday the 800M. He got close to his PR’s on both days but the caliber of the other kids in his heats was outstanding.

Here is his Equalizer team for an end of the year shot.

It was a great season with a lot of learning (for both of us) and a huge improvement for Nikhil. He will start up again in August for Cross Country and be back next year for another season of Track.

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SCMAF State Meet

Today was the State Meet in Downey at Warren High School. There were about 600 kids from the Bay Area all the way down thru San Diego county. Nikhil ran the 800M. He got another huge PR improvement to 2:45 – a seven second improvement over his time from the County meet last month. He placed 4th overall for his age group. The full meet results are here.

Here he is at the final 100M chasing down the 3rd place finisher.

Here are Nikhil and his teammate Anthony, sharing their medals and matching icees.

Next weekend is the Junior Olympics Association meet where he will be running the 1500M and the 800M. Stay tuned.

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More Track Meets

Nikhil has had a few more meets since the SCMAF County meet. Two weeks ago he participated in the Pasadena Running Roses meet. This had to be the worst organized of the season. All of the Equalizer runners were incorrectly grouped – I think intentionally. The meet organizers should be ashamed of themselves. Despite that and 95 degree heat, Nikhil did well in the 1500M and 800M. He PR’d his 1500M by 7 seconds to a 5:43.

Last weekend over Memorial Day, we went for a two day meet up in LA sponsored by the LA Jets Track Club. This was a very competitive meet with runners from all over the West Coast. Nikhil ran his first 3000M meet on one day and a 1500M on the second. He ran a bit too conservatively in the 3000M and had too much left over at the end. Now he has a PR to beat and learned about how to better pace the race.

This weekend he has an 800M at the SCMAF State Championship meet. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Nikhil had three more meets in the last couple of weeks. He had a meet last Sunday in Hawthorne (1500M and 800M), one yesterday (400M) and one today (800M and 400M).

At the Quiet Fire meet last weekend in Hawthorne, he improved on his times considerably and ran the 1500M in 5:50 and the 800M in 2:55. Both were PR’s.

Yesterday, he ran at the Long Beach Sprinters meet in Cerritos and ran a 76 second 400M, another PR.

Today, he ran in the SCMAF Orange County finals. The top four finishers in each age group move on to the state meet. Nikhil improved his 400M time to 75 sec and his 800M time to 2:52. Again both times were PR’s for him. The latter time qualified him to represent Orange County in the state championships in June!

Here he is at the start of the race.

And here he is with his 3rd place medal:

There are now four weeks remaining until the state meet in Downey on June 1. Looks like we’ll be doing a lot more practice between now and then!

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Track Meets

Nikhil is continuing with his track workouts during the week and has started participating in meets on the weekends. This is his first season of track and field.

Last weekend he participated at the Swift Invitational Track meet in Gardena. He ran his fastest 800M at 3:09 (in his second meet) and his first 1500M at 6:20.

On Friday, he ran at the Newport Beach City meet and ran a 400M and 800M. His 400M time was 86 seconds and his 800M was 3:12. He placed third in both of his heats and qualifies to run in the SCMAF (Southern California Championship meet) in June. Lots of time to practice until then!

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