Matt competes in shotput, discus and the 4 by 1 relay. He isn't fond of the shotput and I see him not doing it next year. However, discuss is an event he is showing some promise! His distance when he began was like 30 ft. He is now over 80 ft; with the top guy throwing 120 ish feet. The 4 by 1 is what they call the "fat mans" race. (I don't know exactly who named this relay but I would like to find him and show him how a fat mom feels about that name). ~I know its a him because a woman wouldn't be that dumb ~RUN Matt RUN
(3 of the members of the 4 by 1 relay) The boy in the red hat hands off to Matt and the boy to the left of Matt is the last leg)
Matt and BF Sam
Cute story: Matt's track coach is one of his teachers. Every time they have a meet, the coach/teacher sends Matt and Sam to make Gatorade for the team. Apparantly it takes them exactly 1 hour (the full 7th period) to make this Gatorade. An hour? It does not take an hour to make! Funny thing is, everybody on the track team kept saying, "Man this is good Gatorade"! Even the coach was saying, tmmm this is really good! Funnier yet, one of the other schools at the meet kept spitting their Gatorade out because they said it tasted bad! The poor girl that made it was constantly reminded of how she cannot make Gatorade right. Maybe they should have Matt and Sam make theirs; only downfall, they need at least an hour to make it or a class to miss!!!
The Fort Chiswell Pioneer Boys and Girls team won!!! They beat three surrounding county schools: Bland County, Grayson County and Narrows. The Pioneers are still UNDEFEATED - WOO HOO!!!