Here is your image after being re-worked PM. Elements 9 brightness/contrast, removed noise, sharpened and cropped a bit tighter.
Your lens produced a strong image. I feel reasonably sure a real pro could do even better than I.
You have the action, the emotion of the moment and the environmental involvement of the weather well captured.
Enjoy your new toy. It will lead you to even better work with each experience.
Not trying to be rude by any means, but this doesn't look good at all. The original would be a far better choice than this. My suggestion is to be careful helping people edit pictures for two reasons, he didn't have Image Editing Ok marked, and from what I see here your editing skills need some work. Love the enthusiasm but be careful of how you edit.