Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Provincial Championships

ALBERTA PROVINCIAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS The Provincial Championships for athletes 14 years and older took place in Edmonton on March 3 - 5. Passtrak had 4 athletes attend, 2 of who were in the Provincial Championships age groups and 2 who were contesting regular events. Sawyer Sawatzky was in the Peewee Boys category, (10 & 11 year old athletes), and had 6 events in the 2 day meet. On Saturday he cleared 3.45 metres in the long jump for 7th place then finished 18th in the 150 metres in 27.47 seconds. His final event of the day was the shot put where he placed 3rd with a toss of 6.60 metres which was only 1 cm short of his life time best. On Sunday he missed a personal best in the 60 metres by .03 seconds clocking 10.72 seconds. He then cleared 1.15 metres in the high jump for 4th place and ran the fastest 600 metres of his life in 2:26.29. Jack Bailey competed in the Bantam Boys age group which are athletes who are 12 & 13 years old. He ran the 60 metres in 11.52 seconds and high jumped 90 cm. He had some trouble hitting the take off board in the long jump and only recorded 1 legal jump which measured 1.96 metres. He then ran 29.72 seconds in the 150 metres and finished the meet with a massive 67 cm improvement in the shot put with a heave of 5.06 metres. Paige Richards had 4 events in the Midget Girls division, (14 & 15 year old athletes). She clocked 8.98 seconds in the 60 metres and high jumped 1.15 metres. Her 3.81 metre long jump was only 6 cm short of a life time best. In her 60 metre hurdle heats she ran the fastest time of her life, 10.68 seconds. In the final she shaved some more time off by finishing 7th in 10.63 seconds. Ethan Richards represented Passtrak in the U20 Mens division. He missed a personal best in the 60 metres by .1 seconds, finishing 10th in 7.58 seconds. His 300 metre time was 39.39 seconds which placed him 15th and a long jump result of 5.27 metres landed him in 8th place. Passtrak will now take an 8 week hiatus from competition to prepare for the start of the outdoor track & field season which will begin in early May.