This past weekend, we had the pleasure of watching Lauren cross the finish line FIRST in a cross country ski race. Not only that, but as an eighth grader, she skied JV. She skate skied a 5K and had someone from another team on her heals the entire race. At the end, she pulled away from her challenger to finish 20 seconds in front of her. I know I'm bragging here but she has worked so hard this season, so she deserves some recognition. We are so proud of her.
At the starting line, the first heat of girls take off:
Here she is crossing the finish line:
They gave out ribbons to the top 10 finishers. Lauren is at the far right holding her first FIRST PLACE ribbon for Nordic Skiing: