So I fled the real world yesterday for the wonders of Happy Valley. I left behind all the negativity of bills, taxes and home maintenance requirements. And I was rewarded like I never expected to be!
It was a glorious day in Happy Valley, with sunshine and temperatures reaching to 68 degrees! In the middle of February! And did I mention that I'm talking about State College?
Here are some of the highlights of my day:
- Having Daughter the Younger drive the whole way to State College. Got to see Daughter the Elder and our dog Pooky!
- Got to the track just in time to watch the final laps of the solo DMR effort of the Women to qualify for the NCAA. Danae Rivers brought them home in 11:01 (and change) which is now the school record and the #2 time in the NCAA this year! That makes 5 for 5 meets with a school record for Danae!
- Saw Isaiah Harris leisurely run the first few laps in the Mile and then turn on the jets for a PR 4:05 (and change).
- Had the opportunity to say hello to Coach Gondak and Owen Dawson.
- Had the pleasure to speak with the Skerpons and watch their daughter Elyse run a fine 600M to qualify for the Big Ten meet. The Skerpons haven't changed a bit in the years since their 1983 wedding. I have. I dare you to find me in the pic!
- Got word from the internets that PSU Track Alumni (Golfers) fared quite well in 800M shenanigans across the globe!
From jolly ole' England, as relayed from Ken Brinker!
While in Arkansas, there was a minor earthquake as Billy Cvecko slipped on his Alumni Singlet!
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That's the leading time in the world this year and Cas's PR! And it isn't a bad effort by Billy, who is the hardest working man in track and field!
Lunch was Kung Pao Chicken, which was smuggled into the Ashenfelter Complex because the entire security world was focused on the Bryce Jordan Center and the Dance Marathon!
Dinner ended up being 3 lobster tails and bananas foster cheesecake. Technically the lactose intolerance episode didn't occur until after midnight, so yesterday was still all golden!
Not a bad day in February in State College, am I right?