Tuesday, 31 January 2017
￼DINO CLASSIC TRACK MEET Passtrak’s 5th indoor track and field meet of the indoor season took place at the University of Calgary on Sunday January 29th. Twelve Passtrak athletes took part in 30 individual races and produced 9 life time best performances, set 3 new Passtrak club records and picked up 1 first, 6 second and 2 third place finishes for their efforts. Carson Hay, who will be 8 years old this year, competed in 3 events in the 10 and under age group. He tied his best ever 60 metre time of 14.08 seconds and ran his fastest ever 150 metre race by finishing in 35.57 seconds. He also placed 3rd in the 1000 metres, setting a new Passtrak club record for his age group in 4:58.65. Rowan Watson was also in the 10 and under boys category where he set a new Passtrak club record of 2:41.68 in the 600 metre race. Keenan Parsons had a great day in the boys 10 and under group. He placed second in the 60 metres in a life time best of 10.01 seconds. He then ran the fastest 150 metres of his life placing second once more in a time of 24.70 seconds. His final race was the 600 metres where he grabbed first place in 2:09.31, a mere 1/2 second from the current club record. Ashley Watson represented Passtrak in the 10 and under girls division. She ran a personal best time of 10.73 seconds in the 60 metre race then completed the 1000 metre race in 4:19.50 for a third place finished only 1 second away from setting a new club record. Abigail Talbot had 2 events in the 11 year old girls age group. Both were the fastest races of her life. She clocked 11.44 seconds in the 60 metres and 29.37 seconds in the 150 metres. Running on an injured heel, Jack Bailey still managed to take 10th place in the 12 year old boys 60 metres in 11.50 seconds and 9th in the 150 metres in 29.34 seconds. Silas Mertz also ran in the boys 12 year old group. He had the fastest 150 metres of his life with a time of 25.15 seconds and then earned second place in the 600 metres by finishing in 2:13.32. Payton Pharis was also in the 12 year old boys group. He took 7th in the 60 metres in 10.22 seconds, 7th in the 150 metres in 26.17 and 5th in the 600 metres in 2:26.31. ￼Alina Pharis ran in the 14 year old girls category. She finished 7th in the 300 metres in 52.72 and second in the 600 metres in 2:13.74. Ethan Richards was moved up to the Open category for this competition and held his own with the older runners. He finished 8th in the 60 metres in 7.62 seconds and 6th in the 300 metres in 39.66 seconds. Justine Jorgensen placed 11th in the Open women’s 60 metres in 8.50 seconds, missing a life time best by a mere 7/100 of a second. The was Justine’s final competition as a Passtrak athlete. She is now heading “down under” to go to University in Australia where she will continue to pursue her track and field career. Leona Pharis represented Passtrak in the Master Women’s category. She ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in 10.29 seconds for second place and set a new Passtrak club record for her age group in the 300 metres with a time of 1:00.94 for a 5th place finish. Jack Bailey, Payton Pharis, Silas Mertz and Keenan Parsons teamed up to place second in the 13 and under boys 4 x 200 metre relay. Their time for that event was 2:28.04. Passtrak’s next competition will take them to Edmonton on February 18th & 19th. This will be the Provincial Indoor Championships for all athletes who are 13 years old and younger. The club is looking forward to a strong representation from the younger Passtrak athletes.