Oh - guess I am going to anyway.
He is a sophomore in high school ( 15 ) and competed in the state meet for X-country this year. He was the best runner for this distance at our high school and was number 3 in our league.
He is now running winter track. In order to qualify as an individual to run at the state track and field meets - you have to qualify with a very competitive time. Many athletes never qualify or only do so in their senior year.
Last week - his first meet of the season - he qualified in the mile. This week he qualified in the 1000 meter ( a little more than 1/2 mile ). His goal is to qualify in 4 events for state ( he will only be able to compete in 2 events ).
I am really proud of him, he has been gifted with great speed, but he also works hard and takes it seriously.