Saturday, June 21, 2008

Betty Heidler at the Prefontaine Classic

Carmen came home a couple of weeks ago so that we could go to a track meet in Eugene, Oregon called the Prefontaine Classic. She has been interested in all things running since she trained for the San Francisco Marathon last year so Gene and I thought she would enjoy this meet. Oddly it was the women's hammer throw that was our favorite event. Betty Heidler won with a throw of 73.93 meters. The world record is 77.80 meters so she will have to improve to get a medal in Beijing. Still, she captured our hearts and we are rooting for her to do well in the Olympics.