What would a track meet be without the field events?
I’m partial, of course, to the high flyers plying their trade far from the bleachers. That’s where my younger son spends part of a meet, long jumping or triple jumping.
Last week my son competed in the long jump with his junior varsity teammates, as well as the freshmen boys. Every jumper brings his own unique technique to the event, making it much more interesting to watch.
But even though they have different facial expressions, mannerisms, and ways of getting from the running start on the asphalt to the sandy landing in the pit, they all share one simple trait:
They fly through the air with the greatest of ease . . . before suddenly landing with a THUD! And that’s never boring to watch!!