The beginning was a bit rough and Keston started late but that didn't slow him down. He has practice very day right after school until 5:30. Because he missed the first week of practice he couldn't compete in the first race, but they had time trials. Val took him and he came in dead last with a time of 25 minutes something. While to some this might be discouraging . . . but not us, because he can't get any worse so there is only one way to go and that is up and up he has gone!
Warming up at the starting line of the Kalispell meet.
Near the start of the race . . . before the hills. Look at all those people behind him. He won't be coming in last this time. He sets a goal each race and he wanted to beat 24 minutes on this one.
Here is coming in to the finish line. His form has improved greatly as well since this shot. He finished the race at 23 minutes and something - beating his goal.
Tylissa and Keston at the Mountain West Classic in the University of Montana in Missoula. This race is huge!
At the starting gates with his teammates.
And their off . . . can you see Keston, he is in there somewhere. Over 500 JV boys raced this one. His goal for this one was 22:30 and he blew that clean out of the water with a time of 20:41. He came in the top 10 of his teammates which is great since he didn't start that way.
His next meet was in Helena last Thursday and his goal was to just beat his last time. He did another amazing job considering it was freezing and it was raining. His time was 20:33.
So his last meet in this Thursday in Kalispell again. State is the following week but I don't think he will be going to that one as a Freshman. He has been so fantastic and I can't wait to see what he is going to do next.