Because I shoot video of my kids at competitions, the only time I get to aim my camera at my athletic children for a photograph is during practice. This photo of Zach was taken in the summer of 2018 as he was training at the Grafton High School track in Grafton, West Virginia, just ahead of the 2018 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships.
He has earned his way back again this year, with a real shot at the finals in two events. Unfortunately, we just learned this morning that he has a grade 1 hamstring tear and has been precluded from any explosive training until that is healed. He was scheduled to compete individually in the Open 400M and the 4x400M with his Valley United Team. His focus will now shift to making the most of his Junior Season at Saugus High School.