Anna Elkin Regional Race Report! Moving onto State!

By: Anna Elkin
This past weekend I raced at the Regional meet!! Going into this weekend I was very excited! In both races my race plan and my mentality were centered around the state meet. The ultimate goal for both races this weekend was to qualify so that's what I was focused on doing. There were certain people that I wanted to beat, but I was also focused on making sure I ran a fast time in case I finished third.  In the 2 mile we went out a lot slower that I normally do. I ended up placing 3rd with a time of 10:42. Right after the race I was pretty upset with how it went but luckily my time was fast enough to get the 9th qualifier spot. I was very excited to realize that I was going to get the opportunity to run at the state meet & finishing 3rd definitely gave me a lot of motivation for the mile the next day. In the mile my plan was to take it out hard, stay attached to the leaders and then kick at the end. I executed my plan exactly as I hoped and out kicked one of my biggest competitors to finish 2nd and qualify for the state meet. I was very happy with how this race went and I can't wait to race again at state. It's an incredible feeling to know that I finally accomplished a goal I've been working towards for the past four years and it makes me excited to know that there is still more to come. Right after the race I did a quick cool down and then raced to prom!! It definitely was a crazy weekend but I am so happy with how everything played out.
Also, big shoutout to my friend and teammate Antonio who is the REGIONAL CHAMPION in the shot put!!!!! I remember at the beginning of season Antonio & I were sitting in class and he asked me "are you going to make it to state this year?" I said "yes, that's the goal", asked if he was going to, & he said yes as well so it makes me really happy that we both get to go to state together! 

WATCH Ann's BIG KICK in the 1600m!

1Ashton Endsley11Abilene4:54.161
2Anna Elkin12Lewisville Hebron4:55.931
3Madeleine Reed12Marcus4:56.061
4Martha Brown10Plano East5:02.281
5Ashlyn Hillyard9Plano Senior HS5:02.811
6Madeleine Rowe11Arlington5:03.231

Full 1600m results

1Ashton Endsley11Abilene10:34.771
2Allison Esparza12Southlake Carroll10:36.541
3Anna Elkin12Lewisville Hebron10:42.891
4Gillian Mortimer11Southlake Carroll10:49.301
5Madeleine Reed12Marcus10:49.611
6Abbey Santoro10Keller11:04.371

Full 3200m results 

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