The Man-Cub's first attempt at the hurdles went better than I could have hoped for; he took first place in his heat. It wasn't a good enough finish to place him in the top five, overall, but; he didn't fall down, leaving all $5000 worth of orthodontics intact and accounted for, so, that's a win in my book.
His other events included the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the long jump. While he's fairly fast, he failed to place in either dash, although he did take third place in his heat in the 100 and first place in his heat in the 200.
The long jump was also a bust, but, considering the fact that the vast majority of his competition has several inches of height on him; he didn't do too bad.
And, as Jana so kindly reminded me, it was his first track meet, and; we have six more meets at which he has a chance to do even better.
Six. More. Track. Meets.
And I thought I was over the Bleacher Butt once volleyball ended.