We’ve also got Shaq Walker and Justin Hedin coming as alternates for the DMR, and they are guaranteed to spice up the trip. Shaq and Justin are like brothers. They’re always arguing, Shaq asks questions the whole time, Justin tries to ignore him, but they end up hanging out the entire trip. This trip we found out we were all getting our own king rooms for some reason, no partnering up in a double queen room. The rest of us thought that was pretty sweet, but Shaq immediately asked Justin if he could still sleep in Justin’s room in a rollaway bed. He already missed his big brother.
I’m personally really excited to be racing this weekend. I didn’t think there would be any way my 1:48.56 from January would get me into nationals, but that’s just the way it worked out. The good news is I’m feeling really fresh and in better shape since then so I’m hoping for good things. The 800 is a tricky race though. You never know what’s going to happen in those prelims. Last year there wasn’t a single person who made the indoor final who made the outdoor final. Elijah Greer, Cas Loxsom and Cory Primm all missed out on the indoor final last year so even though I feel like I should be in that final on Saturday, I’m not taking anything for granted.
After that 800 prelim we’ll be going after it in the DMR to try and repeat as national champions. The first three legs of the relay are all different from last years’ team, but we feel that we might be even better than last year. But once again, we’re not taking anything for granted. I think the other teams have improved too so it should be a great battle. One thing that is nice though is to have the collegiate record holder in the mile as our anchor leg. It definitely gives us a little comfort in knowing we can get him the stick in good position and we have a good shot to win.
Well, it’s back to Idaho! We went earlier in the season for our little ice breaker meet and I’m excited to get back there. This time I’m bringing my N64 so I can have something to do during the day. If anyone wants to come by and play Mario Kart or Madden 99 message me on facebook or something and I’ll let you know where we’re playing. Maybe we’ll even have an NCAA championship Mario Kart Tourney and we can crown our own national champion and have All-American selections and everything. Could be fun.
We’ll see everyone in Boise!