i really am sorry lonpvh!!! i took that the wrong way! i was really nervouse because we got to the meet late and i got no run throughs no stretching in (before my 1st attempt) and i had to wear sneakers because of the type of track it was. thankfully, it all came back to me though and once i got warmed up, i did fine! thanks to everyone who offered advice, or humor (even if i took it the wrong way lol). !!!!!!!!!!!