Monday, 11 March 2019
￼COHEN MUSSCHOOT CROWNED PROVINCIAL CHAMPION The 2019 Alberta Provincial Indoor Track and Field Championships took place in Edmonton on March 9th & 10th. Passtrak had 8 athletes in attendance and they completed 36 events over the 2 days of competition. Together they produced 16 life time best performances, set 5 new Passtrak club records and earned 9 medals. They medal breakdown was 4 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. Cohen Musschoot had the best weekend so far of his young track and field career. He had 6 events in the U12 boys division and produced his best ever performances in all 6 events. He placed first in the 50 metres in 7.86 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. He also placed first in the 60 metres in 9.19 seconds. He cut 6 seconds off his previous best in the 600 metre race finishing in 1:57.46 for second place, then slashed 7 seconds off his 800 metre time recording 2:48.33 also for second place. He improved his shot put distance by 1.44 metres with a heave of 7.00 metres which placed him 4th and his 2.03 metre standing long jump added 21 cm to his previous best, set a new Passtrak club record and placed him second. At the end of each day Cohen received the gold medal for being the top overall U12 boy in Alberta for the 2019 season. Cammy Hay had 3 events in the U10 girls category. She placed 10th in the 50 metres in 9.98 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for her age group. Next she placed 4th in the standing long jump where she added 10 cm to the existing Passtrak club record by clearing 1.54 metres. Her third event was the medicine ball throw where she earned 3rd place and another Passtrak club record with a toss of 3.22 metres. Carson Hay had a number of outstanding performances in the U12 boys age group. He missed his best ever result in the standing long jump by 1 cm when he cleared 1.50 metres. He then tied his fastest ever 60 metre time in 12.41 seconds. He improved his 50 metre time to 10.48 seconds and increased his shot put distance by 1.16 metres to 4.36 metres. He then carved more than 18 seconds off his best 800 metre time by finishing in 3:29.94. He also ran the 600 metre race for the first time and clocked 2:34.58. Cohen Folkard was also in the U12 boys events. He had the same 6 events as the other 2 boys. The only event he had previously competed in was the 60 metres and he did himself proud by running under 12 seconds for the first time ever, finishing in 11.82 seconds. The remaining 5 events were all new to him. He ran the 50 metres in 10.29 seconds, the 600 metres in 2:30.83 seconds and the 800 metres in 3:33.93. He spanned 1.46 metres in the standing long jump and his best shot put effort landed at the 3.67 metre mark. Summer Musschoot improved in 3 of her 4 events in the U14 girls division. She added 42 cm to her shot put best with a measure of 6.74 metres then ran a life time best of 2:06.86 in the 600 metre race. She improved her 50 metre time to 8.03 seconds and missed a personal best in the 60 metres by a mere 1/100th of a second. Alec Morado represented the club in the U16 boys category. He was competing for the first time this season and had 4 events. He finished his 60 metres in 8.45 seconds for 19th and his 300 metres in 44.12 seconds for 17th. His 4:35.28 in the 1200 metres earned him 14th and a toss of 9.00 metres in the shot put placed him 6th. Jack Bailey had 6 events also in the U16 boys age group. He ran 9.39 seconds in the 60 metres for 29th and 4:36.61 in the 1200 metres for 15th. His 1.30 metre clearance in the high jump placed him 12th. He then whacked 17 seconds off his previous time in the 600 metres to finish 10th in 1:57.97. He added 18 cm to his best shot put distance by measuring 6.81 metres and ran the fastest 60 metre hurdles race of his life in 11.69 seconds for 6th. Craig Hay ran the 400 metre race in the Masters Men’s 35 - 39 age group. This track meet also served as the Canadian Indoor National Championships for the Masters age athletes. Craig finished the event in 1:11.74 which earned him a Canadian National Championship silver medal. ￼
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
￼ALBERTA INDOOR GAMES TRACK & FIELD MEET Six Passtrak athletes attended the Alberta Indoor Games Track & Field Meet in Edmonton on February 16th & 17th. They took part in 33 events during the 2 days of competition where they produced 17 life time best performances and set 3 new Passtrak club records. Karin Bailey had 6 events in the U14 girls category. She ran the 50 metres in 9.17 seconds for 32nd & 11.08 seconds in the 60 metres for 26th. In the longer races she clocked 2:41.51 in the 600 metres for 25th & 3:47.44 in the 800 metres for 28th. She placed 30th in the long jump by clearing 2.66 metres and tossed the shot put 3.44 metres for 11th place. Levi Neudorf had the same 6 events but in the U14 boys division. His 50 metre time of 8.74 seconds placed him 19th & set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. He placed 21st in the 60 metres in 10.26 seconds. In the 600 metres his time was 2:30.65 for 23rd. He placed 18th in the 800 metres with 3:29.73. In the field events he leaped 2.95 metres in the long jump for 9th and threw the shot put 3.65 metres for 21st. Sawyer Sawatzky improved in 5 of the same 6 events also in the U14 boys age group. He set a new Passtrak club record and life time best of 8.43 seconds in the 50 metres for 14th. He ran a life time best of 9.85 in the 60 metres for 15th. He cut 11 seconds off his 600 metre time by running 2:15.14 for 18th & placed 15th in the 800 metres in 3:13.24. He added 58 cm to his shot put best with a 6.81 metre heave for 4th place. His leap of 3.65 metres in the long jump was also a best ever for 11th place. Jack Bailey was the busiest athlete with 8 events in the U16 boys age group. He produced his best ever performance in every single event. On the first day he took part in the Pentathlon. It involves 5 events in one day which are designed to determine the best all around track & field athlete. The athletes are required to sprint, jump, throw and run an endurance race. They receive points for their performance in each event and at the end of the day the athlete with the highest point total is crowned the winner. The first event was the 60 metres where Jack ran his fastest ever time of 9.34 seconds for 5th place. Next came the long jump where he added a whopping 1.18 metres to his previous distance by measuring 4.31 metres for 4th place. The third event was the shot put. He placed 5th with a best ever of 6.63 metres. The 4th event was the high jump. Jack added 15 cm to his best by clearing 1.35 metres for 5th. The final event of the day was the 1000 metres. He cut 8 seconds off his best by clocking 3:41.47 for 5th place. His point total at the end of the day was 1375 for 5th overall. On the second day Jack ran the fastest 60 metre hurdles of his life in 11.70 seconds for 4th place. He beat his previous best in the long jump with a distance of 3.67 metres for 5th and then slashed 1 minute and 22 seconds off his previous 1200 metre time by finishing in 7th in 4:33.00 which also set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. Libbey Wilmot contested the girls version of the Pentathlon in the U16 age group. She ran 9.52 seconds in the 60 metres for 7th then improved her high jump by 16 cm, clearing 1.39 metres for 3rd. The next event was the long jump where her 4.11 metre leap was a best ever for 6th place. Next came the shot put where she improved by 34 cm to 6.97 metres for 6th place. She finished the event with a 2:51.84 in the 800 metres for 3 place. Her overall point total of 2053 was a 197 point improvement for 6th place. Paige Richards ran 2 events in the U18 girls division. She placed 17th in the 60 metres in 8.77 seconds. She then ran the 60 metre hurdles in 10.26 seconds for 6th place. Passtrak’s final competition of the 2019 indoor season will be the Alberta Provincial Championships in Edmonton on March 9th & 10th.
Monday, 28 January 2019
￼DINO CLASSIC TRACK MEET The third and final competition in the “2019 Calgary Indoor Track Series”, took place on January 27th. Eight Passtrak athletes took part in 22 events. They produced 11 life time best performances, set 4 new Passtrak club records and brought home 3 first and 6 third place finishes for their efforts. Ella Peebles had 3 events in the 9 & under girls age group. She finished 6th in the 150 metres in 31.30 seconds which tied her best ever time. She placed 5th in the 60 metres in 11.98 seconds then completed the 600 metres in 2:56.95 for 4th place and a new Passtrak club record. Eve Winter had 3 events in the 11 year old girls group. She placed 6th in the 600 metres in 2:30.10 and 6th in the 150 metres in 25.99 seconds. She also ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in 9.97 seconds to finish 3rd. Cohen Musschoot was crowned Passtrak’s athlete of the meet. He improved in all 3 of his events in the 11 year old boys division. He ran a personal best of 9.22 seconds in the 60 metres for first place then improved his 150 metre time to 22.88 seconds for another first place finish. That was also a new Passtrak club record for his age. He finished the day with his fastest ever 600 metre time of 2:03.08 for third place. Summer Musschoot placed 9th in the 13 year old girls 60 metres in 9.46 seconds. She had a 10th place result in the 150 metres in 24.21 seconds. Holly Forsyth ran the same 2 events in the 13 year old girls category. Her 10.31 seconds in the 60 metres was her fastest ever for 11th place. She also produced the fastest 150 metres of her life by running 25.65 seconds for 12th spot. Clara Websdale improved in 2 of her 3 events in the 13 year old girls races. She finished 13th in the 150 metres in 26.26 seconds and 6th in the 600 metres where she clocked 2:12.64. She also ran the 60 metres where she placed 12th in 10.35 seconds. Jack Bailey competed in the 14 year old boys events. He placed 3rd in the 60 metres in 9.52 seconds and 1st in the 300 metres in 51.82 seconds. He then produced a 12.03 second time in the 60 metre hurdles which was a personal best for 3rd place. Ryan Peebles placed 4th in the Masters Men’s, (35 - 39), 60 metres in 8.54 seconds. He also took 3rd place in the 300 metres in a new Passtrak record time and life time best of 46.48 seconds. Clara, Eve, Holly and Summer then teamed up and placed 3rd in the 13 year old girls 4 x 200 metre relay. They broke the Passtrak club record for the second time this season by clocking 2:19.72.
Friday, 11 January 2019
￼2018 ALBERTA TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS Athletics Alberta is the governing body for the sport of track & field in Alberta. They have recently released the provincial rankings from the 2018 season. Passtrak athletes have hit the charts in a big way. In total the local track & field club had 16 athletes make the top 10 list provincially in 46 separate events. The break down is as follows: - 3 number 10 rankings. - 8 number 9 rankings - 3 number 8 rankings - 5 number 7 rankings - 5 number 6 rankings - 2 number 5 rankings - 3 number 4 rankings - 5 number 3 rankings - 5 number 2 rankings - 7 number 1 rankings For 10 year old girls Harley Uphill is ranked #10 in ball throw & #8 in discus. For 10 year old boys Cohen Musschoot is ranked #10 in the 150 metres, #8 in shot put, #7 in high jump, #7 in standing long jump, #6 in the 600 metres, #3 in discus & #1 in long jump. For 11 year old boys Zack Uphill is ranked #9 in discus, #9 in shot put & #1 in ball throw. For 11 year old boys Keenan Parsons is ranked #9 in the 60 metres, #9 in the 600 metres, #7 in the high jump & #1 in the javelin. For 12 year old girls Summer Musschoot is ranked #9 in the 1200 metres & #6 in shot put. For 12 year old girls Clara Websdale is ranked #6 in javelin. For 12 year old girls Avaya Ellis is ranked #1 in high jump. For 12 year old boys Sawyer Sawatzky is ranked #9 in high jump, #9 in long jump, #8 in discus, #7 in shot put, #4 in 80 metre hurdles, & #3 in javelin. For 13 year old boys Jack Bailey is ranked #6 in 80 metre hurdles & #3 in javelin. For 14 year old girls MacKenzie Mayea is ranked #5 in 200 metre hurdles. ￼For 14 year old girls Libbey Wilmot is ranked #9 in 200 metre hurdles & #3 in pentathlon. For 14 year old girls Payton Bauer is ranked #10 in triple jump, #7 in 200 metre hurdles, #5 in high jump & #4 in pentathlon. For 15 year old girls Paige Richards is ranked #6 in long jump & #1 in 80 metre hurdles. For 16 year old boys Mathias Gelber is ranked #2 in the 3000 metres, #1 in the 1500 metres & #1 in the 800 metres. In the Masters Women’s 35 - 39 age group Sue-Anne Uphill is ranked #2 in the 100 metres, #2 in the long jump & #2 in the shot put. In the Masters Men’s 35 - 39 age group Craig Hay is ranked #4 in the 100 metres, #3 in discus & #2 in shot put.
Monday, 7 January 2019
￼JACK SIMPSON OPEN TRACK MEET Passtrak rang in the new year with a track meet at the University of Calgary on Sunday January 6th. The club had 18 athletes compete in 51 events. Together they produced 18 new life time best performances and set 6 new Passtrak club records. They also picked up 18 top 3 placings with 3 firsts, 7 seconds and 8 thirds. Three of the athletes competed in their first official indoor track meet in a Passtrak uniform. Cammy Hay had 2 events in the under 10 girls age group. She placed 3rd in the 60 metres in 11.68 seconds and 3rd in the 150 metres in 31.22 seconds. Cohen Folkard had 3 events in the 10 year old boys category. He placed 4th in the 60 metres in 12.05 seconds, 4th in the 150 metres in 30.75 seconds and 3rd in the 400 metres in 1:39.19. Levi Neudorf had 3 events in the 12 year old boys division. He placed 8th in the 60 metres in 10.13 seconds, 8th in the 150 metres in 25.59 seconds and 4th in the 1200 metres in 5:35.16. Elliott Ames was in his second competition of the season and he had 3 events in the under 10 boys group. He placed 4th in the 60 metres in 12.18 seconds, 5th in the 150 metres in 32.82 seconds and 3rd in the 400 metres in 1:53.70. Archer Ames had 3 events in the 11 year old boys category. He placed 10th in the 60 metres in 11.91 seconds and 7th in the 400 metres in 1:44.19. He then ran the fastest 150 metre race of his life finishing 9th in 31.59 seconds. Cohen Musschoot had 1 life time best performance in the 11 year old boys group as well. He placed second in the 60 metres in 9.28 seconds. He then ran the 150 metres in 23.37 seconds for 3rd and the 400 metres in 1:14.79 for 4th. Karin Bailey was in the 12 year old girls events. She ran her fastest 150 metre race ever in 28.83 seconds for 10th and then placed 10th in the 60 metres in 11.09 seconds and 5th in the 400 metres in 1:35.21. Holly Forsyth was in the 13 year old girls events. She ran a personal best of 10.61 seconds in the 60 metres for 10th. She also finished 10th in the 150 metres in 26.50 seconds and 5th in the 400 metres in 1:22.96. Jack Bailey was Passtrak’s busiest athlete with 4 events in the 14 year old boys division. He placed 5th in the 150 metres in 25.96 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. He then placed 3rd in the 60 metres in 9.81 seconds and 3rd in the 60 metre hurdles in 12.04 seconds. His final event was the 400 metres where he whacked a huge 12 seconds off his previous best by finishing in 1:15.28 for a first place result. Ella Peebles competed in the under 10 girls category. She took 4th place in the 60 metres in 12.00 seconds then ran the fastest 150 metres of her life in 31.30 seconds for 4th. She finished the day by setting a new Passtrak club record in the 400 metres by finishing in 1:51.72 for second place. Summer Musschoot produced 2 personal best results in her 3 events in the 13 year old girls age group. Her 9.43 second time in the 60 metres was her best ever for 6th place and 1:16.57 in the 400 ￼metres was her fastest ever for 4th place. She also had a 8th place finish in the 150 metres in 23.93 seconds. Eve Winter was in the 11 year old girls group where she had improved in 2 out of 3 events as well. Her 60 metres was her best ever in 10.10 seconds for 2nd and 150 metre time of 25.44 seconds was her best ever also for second place. Her 3rd event was the 400 metres where she placed second once again in 1:34.52. Craig Hay and Ryan Peebles had 2 events each in the Masters Men’s age group which includes athletes in the 35 - 39 year old age group. Craig ran his fastest 60 metres ever in 8.61 second which also set a new Passtrak club record. Ryan also ran a life time best in the same event in 8.46 seconds, also breaking the previous club record. Craig's second event was the 1500 metres. He completed the race in 6:34.07 for second place and a new Passtrak club record for his age group. Ryan’s second event was the 300 metres. He placed first setting a new club record of 46.56 seconds. Carson Hay represented the club in the 10 year old boys division. He had a banner day improving in all 3 events he contested. His 60 metre time improved to 12.41 seconds for 5th place, his 150 metre time improved to 32.68 seconds for 5th place and his 400 metre time improved to 1:40.78 for 4th place. Sawyer Sawatzky did the same in the 13 year old boys events, improving his times in all 3 races. His 60 metre improved to 9.98 seconds for 5th, his 150 metre time improved to 25.18 seconds for 7th then he carved a whopping 13 seconds off his 400 metre time to finish in 1:24.03 for 4th place. Ethan Richards ran in the Open men’s sprints. He placed 13th in the 60 metres in 7.66 seconds and then finished the 300 metres in 40.57 seconds for 16th place. Paige Richards ran the 60 metres in the 16 & 17 year old girls age group and clocked 8.72 seconds for 14th. Passtrak also fielded 2 relay teams which produced excellent results. Holly, Eve, Karin & Summer combined to run the 4 x 200 metre relay. They took second place by finishing in 2:34.20. Passtrak’s 10 & 11 year old boys, Carson, Cohen F., Archer & Cohen M. did themselves one better and placed first in their 4 x 200 metre relay in 2:52.75.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
￼PASSTRAK IS BACK!!! The Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club, (Passtrak), recently returned from their first competition of the 2018 - 2019 indoor season. Fourteen of Passtrak’s members competed in 35 events at the “Dino Opener” track meet which was hosted by the University of Calgary on Saturday December 8th. For 7 of the athletes it was the first time they competed in an indoor track meet as a Passtrak athlete. Ella Peebles had 3 events in the Tyke girls, under 10, age group. She placed 9th in the 60 metres in 11.92 seconds, 10th in the 150 metres in 31.39 seconds and her time of 3:50.16 in the 800 metres earned her 8th place. Elliott Ames was in the Tyke boys division. He placed 10th in the 60 metres in 12.13 seconds and 7th in the 150 metres in 33.26 seconds. Eve Winter was in the Peewee girls, 10 year old group. Her time in the 60 metres was 10.31 seconds for 3rd. Her time in the 150 metres was 25.87 seconds for 4th & she ran 3:27.03 in the 800 metres for 5th place. Archer Ames had 2 events in the Peewee boys category. He finished the 60 metres in 11.81 seconds, placing 16th and finished 15th in the 150 metres in 32.33 seconds. Karin Bailey was also in the 11 year old Peewee girls events. Her 60 metre time was 11.04 seconds for 9th place. Her time in the 150 metres was 29.77 for 9th place and she completed the 800 metres in 3:41.60 for a 7th place finish. Holly Forsyth ran 3 events in the Bantam girls 12 year old age group. Her 60 metre time was 10.66 seconds which placed her 12th. Her 150 metre time was 26.41 which placed her 10th and her 800 metre time was 3:09.22 for 8th place. Ryan Peebles, one of Passtrak’s Masters age athletes, (35 and older), placed 3rd in the 60 metre sprint in 8.63 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. The remaining 7 athletes who participated in the track meet had a goal of trying to improve their times which they achieved in previous competitions. They did that in an outstanding way. They improved their times in 12 out of 16 possible events. Cohen Musschoot competed in the 10 year old, Peewee boys category. He ran the fastest 60 metres of his life in 9.44 seconds which earned him 5th place. He then ran his fastest 150 metres ever in 23.22 seconds which also set a new Passtrak club ￼record for his age group and placed him 3rd. His 3rd event was the 800 metres where he finished 2nd in 2:55.74. Summer Musschoot represented the club in the 12 year old Bantam girls division. She produced 2 life time best performances as well. Her 60 metre time improved to 9.47 seconds for 7th place. Her 150 metres time improved to 23.50 for 6th place. Her final event was the 800 metres where she ran 3:06.64 and finished 7th. Clara Websdale improved in all 3 of her Bantam girls events. Her new 60 metre best is 10.34 seconds which placed her 11th, her new 150 metre best is 26.67 seconds which placed her 11th again. She improved her 800 metre time by a whopping 19 seconds down to 3:03.99 for 5th overall. Hayley Whidden came oh so close to her previous times in the Bantam girls races. She clocked 10.69 seconds in the 60 metres for 13th and 28.92 seconds in the 150 metres for 12th place. Jack Bailey improved in all 3 of his events in the Bantam boys 13 year old age group. Running 9.40 seconds in the 60 metres placed him 5th while his 24.36 in the 150 metres placed him 5th as well. He slashed an amazing 33 seconds off his previous best time in the 800 metres by finishing the race in 2:50.25 for 3rd place. Libbey Wilmot completed the fastest 60 metres of her life in 9.41 seconds for 16th in the 14 year old Midget girls event. Paige Richards also ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in the 15 year old Midget girls division for 7th place and then grabbed a 3rd place in the 60 metre hurdles in 9.82 seconds. Passtrak’s 12 year old girls combined to finish off the day in the 4 x 200 metre relay. Clara, Holly, Hayley & Summer broke the existing Passtrak club record for their age group by more than 3 seconds by clocking 2:23.71 for 6th place overall. Passtrak’s next competition will see them return to the University of Calgary on Sunday January 6th.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
￼PAIGE RICHARDS #7 IN CANADA On August 10th, Paige Richards took part in the Canadian National Track & Field Championships for the first time. She represented her club, Passtrak (Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club) at the event which took place in Brandon Manitoba. The event she contested was the 80 metre hurdles in the U16 girls division. The qualifying races took place at 9:15 a.m. Although she was understandably nervous to compete at the national level for the first time she performed very well. Paige finished 3rd in her heat to qualify comfortably for the final by clocking a time of 12.38 seconds. This was her second fastest time of her life just 9/100’s of a second off her personal best. The final was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and once more Paige proved her worth by repeating the exact same time of 12.38 seconds to finish 7th in Canada in the event.