There’s at least one story behind every race, and there were many stories behind the last race at yesterday’s Boston University Mini-Meet. It was one of the busiest days there ever in terms of entrants (more than 400 runners from age 3 to 70 plus).
The last race was the 4 X 1600 Meter Relay. Liberty Athletic Club 60s members
And they did it! They secured the American Record, with Jan anchoring and passing the finish line in 28:57 – despite the fact that their ages add up to 25 years over 60…..
All four runners met or surpassed her goal, with Regina surpassing hers by more than a minute. But no relay is about individual victory. Like all relays, it was about a team. Sue, Regina, Leni, and Jan were invested in each other’s success. Liberty Athletic Club members on the sidelines were inspired – whether they were cheering at the event, like Joan Miller and Cathy Gibson — or at home sending positive vibes and waiting to hear the results.
There are many positive thoughts their success inspires, including these few….
• The race brought out their best.
• It’s never too late.
• Why pass up an event, even on a busy holiday?
• It’s worth the wait. They stood around for two hours waiting for the delayed start of their race.
• What’s better than individual and team success? There are all kinds of relays from sprints to distance events – why not check out relays for your teams?