Personal Narrative: Track

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Ever since I was little and even now, I have always loved sports that involve running, including track. In middle school when I was in seventh grade, I wanted to participate in track because I knew I would enjoy the sport. Track started in the spring during seventh grade, and the first couple of practices I thought were challenging because of what little practice I had before track had even started. From this point on, I knew I would have to work hard to reach the goals that I wanted to accomplish, and to even get personal records in running so that I could compete in sectional or even state meets that include top runners from every school. I had also kept in mind on what events I wanted to compete in, which were the one hundred meter dash,…show more content…
Our whole track team always did a free ten minute run around the school first at the beginning of practice, and then did some stretches and exercises together, and went off into “splits” if we had a field event to practice in. During some track meets I would always worry that in the events I would compete in, I would be dead last. I always feared the everyone- is- looking-at-me-because-I’m-dead-last experience during a race. But, in almost all my events, I always finished mostly first and sometimes second. Even though I was quite short and still am now, I was still always faster than some other competitors that I ran against all my events. It had gotten to the point that every track meet I competed in, I would push off the blocks after hearing a big “POP!” from the gun, and race to the finish with always a new personal record. Then, by the time track was getting close to the end, I was put in the four by four relay event which consists of one lap around the track with some of the top runners on my track team. I never had really liked or favored the four by four relay event because it involved some long distance. Since it was almost the end of the season for track, my four by four relay team and I didn 't have much practice as we wanted to, to be completely prepared for the last couple of meets before sectionals. But it turned out, that the team and I had…show more content…
Since I was one of the top runners with a fast time of the one hundred and two hundred events, I had qualified for sectionals. Also, for the four by one relay and the four by four relay, the team of four that I competed in, both qualified for sectionals because we had been the top runners for these events. It was the end of another practice in track, and I stood next to the entrance of the school, waiting for my parents to come pick me up to go home. As I was waiting, I looked outside. The grass was swaying, the sun was behind the clouds like it was playing hide and seek, and the branches of the trees were waving to all nature around them. The day was peaceful, but my mind was racing and racing on the upcoming track meet at Sectionals. I was so excited and exhilarated to compete in sectionals, I couldn 't wait to tell my family. I always have liked the competitive drive every time before I would run a race. I always enjoyed the feeling of the wind against my face, and the power it took to sprint to the finish line. My knees started shaking, and the sharp pain in my stomach began to get worse. How would I get rid of the nervousness before and during the experience of competing in sectionals? How would I know if I’m completely prepared to do my best for the running events? How would I know the other competitors strength and weaknesses in order to get into one of the top places in one of
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