Monday, 29 January 2018
￼DINO CLASSIC TRACK MEET The Dino Classic was hosted by the University of Calgary on January 28th. Passtrak was well represented by 14 athletes who participated in 36 events during the one day competition. They produced 11 life time best performances, set 3 new Passtrak club records and earned 1 second and 4 third place finishes. Finley Wilmot and Carson Hay competed in the 10 and younger boys age group. Finley ran the 60 metres in 13.39 seconds for 25th place. Carson had 3 events. His 60 metre time was 13.02 seconds for 23rd place. He then ran the 150 metres in 33.83 seconds to finish in 17th. His final event was the 1000m. He crushed his previous best time by running 4:40.51 for 5th place. That was a 18 second personal improvement and it also broke the previous club record for his age group by 27 seconds. Devon MacGregor represented the club in the 11 year old girls events. She ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in 10.35 seconds for 6th place then completed the 150 metres in 26.11 seconds also for 6th place. Her final event was the 600 metres where her time of 2:16.58 earned her a 3rd place finish. Passtrak had 4 girls in the 12 year old division. Clara Websdale ran the 60 metres in 11.14 seconds for 16th and ran the 150 metres in 29.15 seconds for 18th. Her 3rd event was her best. She clipped 4 seconds off her previous best by clocking 2:31.59 in 6th place. Summer Musschoot ran her fastest 60 metres ever in 9.58 seconds for 4th place. Her 150 metre time was also a personal best of 23.96 seconds for 6th place. Her 3rd event was the 1000m where she finished in 3rd spot in 3:58.99. Avaya Ellis duplicated Summer’s efforts. She ran a life time best of 9.78 seconds in the 60 metres for 7th then another life time best in the 150 metres for 7th place in 24.25 seconds. She finished the day in 5th place in the 1000 metres in a time of 4:09.64. Hayley Whidden ran the 60 metre and 150 metre races as well. She finished the 60 metres in 14th in 10.67 seconds and in 17th in the 150 metres by timing 27.91 seconds. These 4 girls then teamed up for the 4 x 200 metre relay where they placed 4th and carved 8 seconds from the previous Passtrak club record by finishing the race in 2:26.50. Sawyer Sawatzky and Edison Wilmot were in the 12 year old boys age group. In the 60 metres Edison finished 9th in 11.48 seconds and Sawyer was 5th in 10.27 ￼seconds. In the 150 metres Edison ran 29.44 seconds for 7th while Sawyer clocked 25.98 for 4th. The 3rd event was the 1000m where Edison earned a 3rd place finish in 5:24.75 and Sawyer grabbed second place in 4:27.31. Jack Bailey was Passtrak’s only 13 year old boy. His 60 metre time was 10.38 seconds for 15th. His 150 metre time was 26.83 seconds for 5th. In his 600 metres he chopped a whopping 18 seconds off his previous best time by finishing in 3rd place in 2:15.28. Two 14 year old girls were on Passtrak’s list for this meet. Payton Bauer ran a personal best of 9.22 seconds in the 60 metres for 8th place. She then ran the 300 metres for the first time ever, finishing 10th in 54.41 seconds. Libbey Wilmot also ran a life time best in the 60 metres. She recorded 9.56 seconds for 10th. Next she ran the 60 metre hurdles for the first time ever in 12.07 seconds for 5th place. Carter Whidden ran 2 events in the 14 year old boys division. His 60 metre time was 9.04 seconds for 7th and his 300 metre time of 49.84 seconds placed him 5th. Craig Hay ran 1 event in the Masters 35 - 39 age group. He ran the fastest 60 metres of his life in 8.79 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group and placed him 6th in the event. Jack, Edison, Carson and Sawyer teamed up to run the 4 x 200 metre relay in The bantam boys event. They placed 5th in 2:34.51.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
￼GOLDEN BEAR OPEN TRACK MEET This track meet was held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on January 20th & 21st. Two Passtrak athletes attended the meet and competed in 8 events. Payton Bauer was the busiest, with 5 events in the Midget girls, ( 14 & 15 year old), age group. Her first event was the 60m sprint which is the only event she had participated in previously. She performed very well, running her fastest time ever by recording a 9.36 second result for 27th place. Her next 4 events were all brand new for her. She ran the 60m hurdles in 12.56 seconds to finish 11th then ran the 200m in 32.49 seconds for 24th place. Her 2 jumping events were the high jump where she cleared 1.30 metres for 9th place and in her long jump she spanned 3.60 metres for 22nd. Paige Richards also competed in the Midget girls category. She is a much more experienced athlete and she contested 3 events where she produced life time best results in each one. She earned a 5th place finish in the long jump by measuring 4.38 metres. This improved her previous best by over 1/2 a metre. She also ran the fastest 60 metre race of her life finishing 14th in 8.68 seconds. Her third event was the 60 metre hurdles where she placed first in a best ever time of 10.09 seconds.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
￼JACK SIMPSON OPEN TRACK MEET The Jack Simpson Open Track Meet took place at the University of Calgary on January 7th. Fifteen Passtrak athletes took part in 37 events and produced 10 life time best performances, set 6 new Passtrak club records and brought home 1 first place, 2 second place and 5 third place finishes. Finley Wilmot and Carson Hay ran neck and neck in the Tyke, (10 & under), boys races. In the 60m race they placed 14th & 15th with times of 13.16 and 13.52 seconds respectively. In the 150m they reversed the order of finish with Carson 14th & Finley 15th in 34.62 & 34.84 seconds. Their final race was the 400m. Carson placed 15th in 1:49.95 with Finley 14th with a new Passtrak club record of 1:47.88. Devon MacGregor was Passtrak’s only entry in the 11 year old girls category. She ran the fastest 60m of her life in 10.49 seconds for 6th place. Then she ran the fastest 150m of her life in 26.06 seconds for 4th place. She then took on the 400m for the first time and recorded a 1:21.81 for 3rd place. There were 7 Passtrak athletes in the 12 year old age group. In the girls events Summer Musschoot placed 10th in the 60m in 10.08 seconds, Clara Websdale placed 18th in 11.40 seconds, Avaya Ellis placed 9th in 10.04 seconds and Abigail Talbot finished 17th in 11.11 seconds which is a life time best performance for her. The next race was the 150m where Summer ran her fastest time ever in 24.50 seconds for 6th place. Avaya also ran her fastest time ever in 24.56 seconds for 7th and Abigail also ran a life time best in 28.55 seconds for 17th. In the 400m race Summer placed 4th in 1:19.80 while Avaya took 6th in 1:20.54. Hayley Whidden ran her first race ever as a Passtrak athlete and placed 9th in the 400m in 1:28.77. Abigail finished off her day with a 10th place result in the 400m in 1:40.88. Clara Websdale chose the 1200m for her final event which she completed in 5:36.33 for 5th place and a new Passtrak club record for her age group. Passtrak’s last 2 twelve year old athletes were Edison Wilmot and Sawyer Sawatzky who contested the boys events. Edison only had 1 race where he placed 9th in the 60m in 11.66 seconds. Sawyer ran the 60m in 10.41 seconds for 6th, then the 150m in 26.55 seconds for 5th. His final event was the 1200m which he completed in 5:51.46 for 5th place. Jack Bailey was Passtrak’s lone 13 year old entry. His 60m time was 10.54 seconds for second place, his 150m time was 27.96 seconds for third place and he finished his 400m in 1:27.61 for another second place result. Libbey Wilmot ran in the 14 year old girls division. She ran the fastest 60m of her life in 9.78 seconds for 13th and the fastest 150m of her life in 24.14 seconds for 12th. ￼She then ran the 1200m for the first time and finished 3rd with a new Passtrak club record of 4:46.28. Carter Whidden ran in his first official track and field meet in Calgary. He ran the 14 year old boys 60m race in 8.99 seconds for 7th place. Paige Richards took 7th place in the 15 year old girls 60m in 8.93 seconds and then placed 5th in the 60m hurdles in 11.24 seconds. Craig Hay competed in the Master Men’s 35 - 39 year old category. He ran the fastest 60m of his life in 8.88 seconds for a 3rd place finish. Then ran his first ever 300m metre race where he placed first in 50.34 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. The clubs final event of the day was the 4 x 200m relay. Avaya, Devon, Hayley and Clara teamed up to take 3rd place in the 12 & 13 year old girls race. They finished in 2:34.49 which set a new Passtrak club record for that age group.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
￼PASSTRAK IS BACK IN ACTION The indoor track & field season got into full swing on December 10th when 13 Passtrak athletes attended the University of Calgary’s “Dino Opener”. The competed in a total of 37 races and posted some exceptional results. Eight of the 13 athletes were competing in their first official indoor track meet in a Passtrak uniform. Finley Wilmot had 3 events in the boys 10 & under age group. He ran the 60m in 13.48 seconds for 18th place. That broke the existing Passtrak club record for his age group. He broke a second club record in the 800m by recording a time of 3:55.09 for 14th. His 3rd event was the 150m were he ran 34.38 for 14th. Two years from now Finley will be in the same age group. Devon MacGregor had the same 3 events in the 10 year old girls category. She finished 11th in the 60m in 10.53 seconds and 9th in the 150m in 26.41 seconds. Her 800m took 3:24.32 for 7th place finish. Summer Musschoot & Avaya Ellis competed in the 11 year old girls division. Summer placed 6th in the 60m in 9.84 seconds, 7th in the 150m in 25.38 seconds and 4th in the 800m in 3:05.14. Avaya finished 7th in the 60m in 9.88 seconds then completed the 150m in 25.26 for 6th place. Her 800m time was 3:09.20 for a 6th place result. Edison Wilmot was in the 11 year old boys events. His 60m time was 11.33 seconds for 12th and his 150m time was 28.93 seconds for 8th. He finished his 800m in 4:06.89 for 5th. Payton Bauer & Libbey Wilmot were Passtrak’s representatives in the 13 year old girls age group. Payton’s 60m time was 9.41 seconds for 11th and her 150m time was 23.23 seconds for 7th. Her 800m time was 3:19.72 for 6th overall. Libbey clocked 9.83 seconds in her 60m for 16th. Her time in the 150m was 24.67 for a 12th place finish. Her 5th place result in the 800m was timed in 2:59.32. Craig Hay made his first appearance as a Passtrak athlete and he competed in the Masters Men’s division which is for athletes 35 years of age or older. He placed 4th in the 60m in 8.98 seconds and first in the 600m in 2:12.29. Both of those results set new Passtrak club records for Craig’s age group. The remaining 5 Passtrak athletes who took part in the track meet were all veterans who were attempting to improve upon their previous performances. They completed their mission with gusto, recording new life time best results in 12 out of 13 possible events. Carson Hay ran the fastest 60m of his life in 12.50 seconds which placed him 14th and set a new Passtrak club record for boys under 10 years old. He ran the fastest 150m of his life as well in 33.74 seconds to finish in 13th. The 800m was a new event for him and he placed 12th in 3:47.83 which broke the existing club record by 10 seconds. Carson has 2 more years in this age group before he moves up. Clara Websdale ran in the 11 year old girls category. She improved her times in all 3 of her events. She ran the 60m in 10.89 seconds for 13th and placed 12th in the 150m in 27.74 seconds. Her 800m time was 3:22.28 which slashed 12 seconds off her previous time foe a 11th place result. Sawyer Sawatzky completed the trifecta in his 11 year old boys events recording 3 life time best results. He placed 6th in the 60m in 10.18 seconds then grabbed a 4th place in the 150m by running it in ￼25.40 seconds. He cut a whopping 24 seconds off his previous time in the 800m by finishing in 3:06.59 for 2nd place. Not to be outdone by his team mates, Jack Bailey ran personal best times in all 3 of his 12 year old boys events as well. He placed 4th in the 60m in 10.29 seconds. He then placed second in the 150m in 26.75 seconds. In his final event, the 800m, he chopped 18 seconds from his previous best by finishing second in 3:23.58. Paige Richards ran 2 races in the 14 year old girls division. She ran the fastest 60m of her life by finishing 4th in 8.78 seconds. She then missed a personal best by a mere 6/100’s of a second when she clocked 10.69 seconds for 5th in the 60m hurdles. Summer, Avaya, Clara and Devon teamed up to run in the 11 year old girls 4 x 200m relay. They placed 3rd and set a new Passtrak club record of 2:27.33. Passtrak’s next competition will also take place in Calgary and will occur on January 7th.
Monday, 25 September 2017
￼PASSTRAK IS BACK IN ACTION The cross country running season is now in full swing and Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass Track and Field Club), has completed it’s first competition. Carson Hay of Cowley represented the club at the annual “Run for The Pumpkin” race in Lethbridge on September 23rd. It was a 2 km cross country race staged in Nicholas Sheran Park in West Lethbridge. Carson did himself and his club proud by completing the distance in 10:34 to place 4th out of a total of 61 runners in the 7 & 8 year old boys age group. Passtrak athletes will be busy again this week with back to back races on September 29th in Kainai and September 30th in Pincher Creek.
Monday, 14 August 2017
￼NATIONAL CHAMPION On Saturday August 12th Mathias Gelber ran away from 23 of the fastest runners in Canada to capture the gold medal and the National Champion crown in the 2000m race at the 2017 Canadian National Track and Field Championships. Mathias lives in Pincher Creek and just completed his second season with Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass track & field club) and his first season with the Alberta track & field team. The Canadian Championships for the Midget and Youth age groups was held in Winnipeg from August 11th - 13th. The Midget age group includes athletes who are 14 & 15 years old while the Youth category includes 16 & 17 year old athletes. Mathias is 15 years old and was ranked number 3 in Canada in the Midget age group prior to the race. Knowing that his main 2 opponents had excellent finishing speed his race plan was to take the pace out hard to drain the speed out of others legs. The plan worked well as he opened up a gap in the first 4 laps that no one could close in the final 400m. Mathias finished the race in 5:43.43 which is a life time best performance by 9 seconds and also set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. Coincidentally he also broke the current Alberta Provincial record for his age group by 2.9 seconds. Mathias will now take some well earned time off before the cross country running season starts in mid September.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
￼PASSTRAK ATHLETES MEDAL AT NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES The 2017 North American Indigenous Games were hosted by the city of Toronto from July 16th - 23rd. Over 5000 athletes took part in 14 different sports during the week long event. Indigenous athletes from all across North America participated in the Games. Two Passtrak athletes, Paige and Ethan Richards of Pincher Creek, were members of the Alberta track & field team that competed in the Games. The track meet took place from July 19th - 21st. Paige was entered in 3 individual events in the under 15 girls category. She placed 4th in the 150 metre sprint in a personal best time of 20.89 seconds. That set a new Passtrak club record for her age group. In the high jump she moved up 1 position and earned herself a bronze medal by clearing a life time best of 1.30 metres. In her 3rd event, the long jump, she out did herself once more by spanning a personal best of 4.41 metres for a silver medal finish. Ethan was registered in the under 20 men’s division. He competed in 4 individual events during the 3 days of competition. He fell well short of his best in the long jump where he only managed 4.90 metres for 18th place. He bounced back and performed extremely well in all 3 of his races by qualifying for the finals in each one. In the 400 metres he finished 5th overall in 57.38 seconds. He earned another 5th place in the 200 metre final by clocking 24.50 seconds. His best result of the meet came in the 100 metres where he grabbed a bronze medal with a time of 11.83 seconds. Both of these athletes will lace up their spikes one more time this summer to compete in the 2017 Alberta Indigenous Games. They are being held in Edmonton on August 14th & 15th.