JULY 9TH, 2014
The Big Day!
Tomorrow is the big meet and I am so excited to compete. This will be my first time competing in this meet and I can't wait to see what it is like. One of my goals for this meet is to qualify in javelin and get PR's in all of my events, javelin, long jump, and the 400m. This will only be my second time competing in the 400m in all of my years of track and field. Also I have another new and big meet this weekend which is the State Games of Oregon. I really hope to do well in my events, shot put, javelin, and high jump. So pumped for these opportunities. I can't wait!
Meet Alyssa Walls .. 13 year old 7th graders from North Albany Middle School. She is competing in the Corvallis Run Track Town Youth League meet this year. Alyssa has been in track & field now for five years and does the multi events that include Shot put, discus, javelin, triple jump, high jump, 100m hurdles, pentathlon. Watch for her blog posts about the meet and her expectations.
Hi. I am Alyssa Walls.
I started doing track as a sub-bantam and have done it ever since. I absolutely love every part about track and field; the practices the meets and all. Also I love meeting new people each year at all of the meets. Each meet our club supports everyone and anyone in our group, especially the young ones.
Ever since I started competing in the Hershey meets I have dreamed about going to the national level and make it to Pennsylvania to compete and go on an unbelievable trip. Also I have had an amazing experience with junior Olympics and going all the way to nationals.
As in love with track as I am, I also do other sports to keep me in shape like basketball and soccer in the off seasons. When the track season ends I am always sad about leaving all of my friends that I have made but am always excited to see them the next year, but keep up with many of them on Instagram. I would never give up track for the world.
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I took first place in the softball throw at the 2011 Hershey state meet for Oregon and remember how I was waiting on pins and needles to see if I was selected for the regional team that would go to the national meet. I wasn’t selected and that was okay, because it just gave me motivation to keep on trying.