Later on they joined 3 other kids to do the 4 x 200 relay. Lolly’s team did not understand the handing off of the baton so well. In fact, one of her teammates gave the baton to the wrong child. Lolly was the fourth runner and came in second to last, so because no one was on the track, she thought she was ahead of everyone.
In the end her team placed 3rd, which according to my viewing of the race, was grossly off…even without the baton hand-off misfire. Oh well.
Phoebe’s team had a few rough factors too. One of them was a teeny tiny 8-year old, and one little boy gave it his best try, but he was a big boy, and didn’t look like he was used to much physical activity. He had a GREAT spirit though, I cheered hard for him. Phoebe knocked into another relayer when she got the baton, but gave it her all to try to make up some time. They finished last.
It was a fun adventure, subwaying it very far north for us, and feeling the spirit of running! Running has really impacted our lives lately, and our kids feel it too. Phoebe was upset we forgot to carb up the night before.