Sunday, 27 March 2022
COHEN MUSSCHOOT - CANADIAN CHAMPION The 2022 Canadian Indoor Track & Field Championships took place in Saint John New Brunswick on March 26 & 27. Cohen Musschoot from Passtrak represented his club in the U16 boys division & he did so in a stellar manner. On Saturday March 26th Cohen was entered in the Pentathlon. It is the event that measures the abilities of the best all around athlete in the sport of track & field. The athletes compete in 5 events in one day to showcase their ability to run fast, run far, jump & throw. They receive points for the performance they produce in each event. The faster you run the more points you score. The farther you jump or throw the more points you score. The first event of the day was the 60 metre hurdles. Cohen recorded the fastest time of his life by stopping the clock at 10.60 seconds for which he was awarded 433 points. Event number 2 was the long jump. Cohen’s best attempt spanned 4.79 metres, just 1 cm shy of his best ever which earned him 343 points. The third event was the high jump where he was a little short of his best with a 1.33 metre clearance. That was good enough for 270 points. Next came the shot put where he passed the 9 metre mark for the first time ever with a best of 9.12 metres. That distance scored him 433 points. The final event of the day was the 1000 metre race. He dug deep & slashed more than 12 seconds off his previous best by finishing in 3:25.76 for a total of 434 points. His point total for the day was 1913 which eclipsed the previous Passtrak club record for his age group by 330 points. THAT SCORE WAS ALSO GOOD ENOUGH TO CROWN HIM AS THE 2022 CANADIAN INDOOR CHAMPION IN THE U16 AGE GROUP!!! On the second day of the competition Cohen added some fuel to the fire. He competed in the individual shot put event where picked up a second Canadian Championship medal, this time a 3rd place bronze, by again surpassing his shot put best when the implement landed at the 9.39 metre mark.
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
2022 ALBERTA PROVINCIAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS The Championship meet took place at the University of Alberta track & field facility on March 5th & 6th. Nine Passtrak athletes took part in 36 events. Every athlete who previously competed improved in one or more of their events during the 2 day competition. In total they improved in 18 out of 21 events that they had previously contested. The athletes also produced 4 new Passtrak club records & earned 1 first, 2 second & 4 third place finishes. Norah Smith was in her first official track & field meet. She placed 10th in the U10 girls 60 metres in 11.48 seconds & 6th in the 400 metres in a time of 1:35.57 which set a new Passtrak club record for her age group. In the standing long jump she cleared 1.50 metres for 5th & she finished in 1st place in the shot put with a 3.59 metre toss. Felix Neniska competed in the U12 boys division. This was his first official indoor track meet as well. He placed 20th in the standing long jump with a leap of 1.27 metres. He moved up to 18th in the 60 metres in a time of 11.69 seconds & 16th in the 400 metres in 1:36.46. His final event was the shot put where he recorded a 4.98 metre toss for 9th place. Marley Winter & Cammy Hay completed 4 events each in the U12 girls category & they both produced life time best performances in 3 of the 4 events. Marley placed third in the 60 metres in 9.68 seconds & Cammy placed 12th in 10.25 seconds. In the 400 metres Marley placed 12th in a personal best of 1:24.69 & Cammy finished 22nd in a personal best of 1:31.69. Cammy added 1.19 metres to her previous best in the shot put, topping out at 4.69 metres for 13th place. Marley improved her shot put as well by 1.40 metres. Her distance of 5.01 metres earned her 10th place. Both girls shone the brightest in the standing long jump. They both surpassed the existing Passtrak club record. Marley cleared 1.91 metres for 3rd place while Cammy broke the 2 metre mark with a 2.02 metre measurement for 2nd place. Jasper Smith had an outstanding meet in the U12 boys division. He produced life time best performances in all 4 of his events. He placed 14th in the 60 metres in a personal best of 11.07 seconds & 5th in the 400 metres with a personal best of 1:24.66. His shot put improved by over a metre with a 5th place toss of 5.44 metres. He placed 5th again in the standing long jump with a personal best leap of 1.78 metres. Carson Hay & Cohen Folkard represented their club in the U14 boys group. Cohen ran the fastest 600 metre race of his life, finishing in 1:54.67 for 6th place. He finished 13th in the 60 metres in 9.83 seconds & 7th in the long jump with a distance of 3.37 metres. His highest finish was 3rd in the shot put with a heave of 7.20 metres. Carson improved in 3 events. His best ever 60 metre time was 11.20 seconds for 22nd & his best ever 600 metre time was 2:11.47 for 19th. His other improvement came in the long jump where he spanned 3.15 metres for 16th. His final event was the shot put where he finished 12th with a 5.24 metre measurement. Eve Winter ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in the U16 girls division. She clocked 8.81 seconds for 15th place but unfortunately also injured herself in the process. That forced her to scratch 3 of her remaining events but she was able to compete in the shot put where she had a life time best result of 5.44 metres for 11th place. Cohen Musschoot was Passtrak’s busiest athlete, competing in 5 events over the 2 days in the U16 boys category. He ran the fastest 60 metres of his life in 8.26 seconds for 12th place. He added a whopping 30 cm. to his high jump best by clearing 1.40 metres for a 3rd place finish. His 60 metre hurdle time was 10.79 seconds for 4th. His 8.79 metre shot put earned him 5th & his 4.80 metre long jump placed him 8th. The crowning finish to Saturdays schedule was the U12, 4 x 200 metre mixed gender relay. Passtrak’s team of Jasper Smith, Cammy Hay, Felix Neniska & Marley Winter covered the distance in 2:38.90 to set a new Passtrak club record & bring home a Provincial Championship silver medal.
Monday, 31 January 2022
PASSTRAK ATHLETES SHINE AT CALGARY TRACK MEET Seven Passtrak athletes attended the Dino Classic track meet at the University of Calgary on Sunday January 30th. Each athlete competed in 3 races, the 60 metres, 150 metres & 600 metres. Each athlete achieved a personal best time in 1 or more of their races. They also earned 2 first, 5 second & 4 third place finishes for their efforts. Aiden Aasen finished 6th in the 10 year old boys 60 metre race in 10.90 seconds. He recorded a 5th place finish in the 150 metre race in 26.72 seconds which tied his best ever performance in that event. His final event of the day was the 600 metres where he placed 2nd in 2:13.78. Declan Sutherland was in the 10 year old boys group as well. He placed 2nd in the 60 metres in 10.02 seconds. He also placed 2nd in the 150 metres in a personal best time of 25.30 seconds. He finished his day with a first place finish in the 600 metres in 2:12.65. Cammy Hay was in the 11 year old girls division. She improved in all 3 of her events. She placed 2nd in the 60 metres in a personal best time of 10.15 seconds, 4th in the 150 metres in a personal best of 26.17 seconds & 4th again in the 600 metres in 2:43.94, another personal best. Ryan Morado represented Passtrak in the 12 year old boys category. This was his first official track meet in a Passtrak uniform. He placed 4th in the 60 metres in 10.22 seconds, 3rd in the 150 metres in 25.28 seconds & he nabbed first place in the 600 metres in 2:07.68. Cohen Folkard, Colton Sutherland & Carson Hay all competed in the 13 year old boys division. All 3 of them produced life time best performances in all 3 of their events. Cohen placed 3rd in the 60 metres in 9.66 seconds, 3rd in the 150 metres in 24.21 seconds & 2nd in the 600 metres in 1:57.15 which was a massive 33 second improvement. Colton placed 5th in the 60 metres in 9.89 seconds, 4th in the 150 metres in 24.71 seconds & 3rd in the 600 metres in 2:00.31 which was a 15 second improvement. Carson placed 7th in the 60 metres in 11.40 seconds, 6th in the 150 metres in 28.71 seconds & 2:13.00 in the 600 metres which was a 21 second improvement. This track meet was the conclusion to a 2 part series of track meets that were open to all the clubs in Alberta. The athletes were awarded points for their placing in each race they contested. Following the final event, the athletes in each age group with the highest point totals were given gold, silver or bronze medals for placing in the top 3 positions overall. Seven Passtrak athletes finished in a medal position. Declan Sutherland received a gold medal for finishing 1st in the 10 year old boys division. Aiden Aasen received a bronze medal for placing 3rd overall in the 10 year old boys division. Marley Winter picked up a silver medal for finishing 2nd overall in the 11 year old girls group. Ryan Morado also earned a silver in the 12 year old boys group. Cohen Folkard earned a silver for 2nd overall in the 13 year old boys group & Colton Sutherland picked up the bronze medal in the 13 year old boys division. The clubs next competition will take them to the University of Alberta in Edmonton on March 5th & 6th. This will be the athletes first opportunity this season to compete in jumping & throwing events along with the races.
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
TRACK IS BACK!! The first indoor track meet of the 2021 - 2022 season took place at the University of Calgary on Sunday December 5th. Passtrak, (the Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club), was well represented with 8 athletes taking part in 25 races during the 1 day event. There were 13 races that the athletes had competed in previously & they proceeded to improve their times in all 13 events. They also racked up 12 top 3 finishes, 4 firsts, 3 seconds & 5 thirds & set 6 new Passtrak club records for their age groups. Declan Sutherland was competing in his first official track meet as a Passtrak athlete. He placed second in the 9 year old boys 150 metres in 25.85 seconds & first in the 60 metres in 9.97 seconds. He set a new club record with a first place finish of 1:21.43 seconds in the 400 metre race. Aiden Aasen was also in his first official meet in a Passtrak uniform. He notched 3, third place finishes in the 9 year old boys group. He ran 10.74 seconds in the 60 metres, 26.72 seconds in the 150 metres & also broke the existing club record in the 400 metres in 1:25.41. Marley Winter had 3 races in the 10 year old girls division. She placed 4th in the 400 metres in a new club record time of 1:25.96. She finished second in the 150 metres in a life time best of 25.15 seconds & took first place in the 60 metres with another personal best of 9.66 seconds. Ella Peebles ran in the 11 year old girls events. She placed 15th in the 60 metres in 10.23 seconds & 15th in the 150 metres in 25.77 seconds. Her 400 metre time was 1:25.01 which earned her 10th place. Cohen Folkard produced 3 personal best performances in the 12 year old boys races. He ran the 60 metres in 9.96 seconds for 6th place & 24.88 seconds in the 150 metres for 5th spot. Then he finished off the day with a 2:45.39 for 3rd in the 800 metres. Colton Sutherland ran the same 3 races in the 12 year old boys category. He finished 7th in the 60 metres with a personal best of 9.96 seconds. Then he ran 25.25 seconds in the 150 metres for another personal best & another 7th place finish. He capped off the day with a 4th place finish in the 800 metres in 2:55.15. Eve Winter represented the club in the 13 year old girls races. She improved her times in all 3 of her events. She placed 2nd in the 60 metres in 8.82 seconds. Next she ran the 150 metres in 22.42 seconds for 4th place. Her third event was the 800 metres where she finished 9th in 3:05.80. Cohen Musschoot rewrote the Passtrak record book in the 13 year old boys age group. He came 3rd in the 60 metres in 8.28 seconds for a life time best & a new club record. Next he posted a 20.02 result in the 150 metres for 4th place, a life time best & another Passtrak club record. He finished the day with another 4th place finish in the 800 metres where he ran 2:29.82 for yet another life time best & new club record. Just to put the cherry on top, Declan, Colton, Cohen F. & Cohen M. ran together in the 12 & 13 year old boys 4 x 200 metre relay which they completed in 2:11.07 for a first place finish. The clubs next competition will take place at the University of Calgary on January 9th.
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS. This competition was held in Wetaskiwin on Saturday November 6th. Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club), had 9 athletes take part in the event & they produced some outstanding results. In the U14 boys age group Colton Sutherland placed 18th in the 2 km race. His time was 9:55. Carson Hay was in the same race & he finished in 24th in 11:40. Eve Winter was Passtrak’s only entry in the U14 girls division. She completed the 2 km course in 12:35 for 29th place. Jasper Smith came 8th in the U12 boys 1 km race. His time was 5:20. Cammy Hay was Passtrak’s entry in the U12 girls 1 km event. She placed 19th in 6:42. Norah Smith was Passtrak’s youngest athlete in the competition. She placed 8th in the U10 girls 1 km race in 6:06. Passtrak’s U10 boys produced the club’s highest placings in their 1 km race. Felix Neniska finished 9th in 6:08. Aiden Aasen & Declan Sutherland battled it out right from the start all the way through the race with a photo finish separated by less than 1 second. They placed first & second with official times of 4:59 & 5:00 with Declan eking out the win. This event concludes the cross country running season for the club. They will now be focussing on preparation for the indoor track & field season which officially starts in Edmonton on November 28th.
Friday, 27 November 2020
2020 ATHLETICS ALBERTA PROVINCIAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS Although Covid stole the 2020 outdoor track & field season from the athletes in Alberta, the Provincial Association was able to run a normal indoor season with competitions taking place from late November 2019 until mid March of 2020. Athletics Alberta has recently released the provincial rankings for all of the age groups that took part in those competitions. Passtrak athletes did themselves & their club proud as 10 of them are ranked in the top 10 in Alberta in a total of 37 events. Not too shabby for a small club in a small town with no track & field facilities!! In the U10 boys age group, Jasper Smith was ranked in the top 10 in Alberta in 6 events: 8th in the shot-put, 5th in the 600 metres, 4th in the 150 metres & 3rd in the 400 metres, standing long jump & running long jump. Two of Passtrak’s U10 girls made the rankings list. Marley Winter was ranked in 5 events: 7th in the standing long jump, 6th in the running long jump & 5th in the 60 metres, 150 metres & 600 metres. Cammy Hay made the list in 6 events: 7th in the 60 metres, 6th in the 150 metres & 600 metres, 4th in the 400 metres & running long jump & number 1 in Alberta in the standing long jump. Colton Sutherland ranked 9th in Alberta in the U12 boys standing long jump. Cohen Musschoot ranked in 3 events in the U12 boys division: 3rd in the 60 metres, 2nd in the 400 metres & number 1 in Alberta in the 150 metres. Eve Winter hit the provincial charts ranking 5th in the U14 girls 400 metres. In the U16 boys category Sawyer Sawatzky nailed down 2 spots with a 10th place ranking in the shotput & 9th place in the high jump. Also in the U16 boys group, Jack Bailey scored 5 top 10 rankings. He is listed as 10th in the 60 metre hurdles, 9th in the shotput, 8th in running long jump, 4th in the pentathlon & number 2 in Alberta in the 400 metres. Clara Websdale claimed the number 10 ranking in Alberta in the U16 girls 400 metres. Craig Hay represented the club excellently in the Masters Mens 35 - 39 year old age group. He made the top 10 list in 7 events. He ranked number 2 in Alberta in the 60 metres, 200 metres, 300 metres, 400 metres, 600 metres & 800 metres. He also claimed the number 1 spot in Alberta in the 1000 metres.
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
PASSTRAK CULMINATES CROSS COUNTRY SEASON On Saturday November 7th, 12 Passtrak athletes attended the clubs 3rd & final competition of the 2020 cross country running season. The meet was held in Calgary & it was the Alberta Provincial Championships for all age groups. Three of the athletes were running in their first race of the season. Eve Winter competed in the U14 girls 2 km event. She completed the course in 11:50 & placed 26th. Younger sister Marley, ran in the U10 girls 1 km race where she finished in 4th place in 5:53. Jasper Smith was also running his first race & he grabbed a Provincial Championship silver medal for his 3rd place finish in the U10 boys 1 km race. His time was 5:12. Two Passtrak athletes were running in their 3rd competition of the season. Olivia Foster ran the U16 girls 4 km race in 25:56 for 25th place. That was more than 3 minutes per km faster than her previous best pace. Jack Bailey was in the 4 km U16 boys event which he completed in 19:35. He also improved his pace from his previous race by 22 seconds per km. The remaining 7 athletes ran the exact same distance on the exact same course as their previous race. That is a very rare occurrence in cross country running. That allowed them an opportunity to achieve a personal best performance. All 7 athletes rose to the occasion & crossed their respective finish lines in personal record times. Holden Lach finished 8th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 36 seconds off his previous time. Felix Neniska finished 9th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 16 seconds off his previous time. Cammy Hay placed 5th in the U10 girls 1 km race cutting 51 seconds off her previous time. Eli Bailey placed 16th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run where he sliced 1 minute 29 seconds off his previous time. Nate Lach placed 11th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run & he reduced his time by 1 minute 15 seconds. Colton Sutherland placed 6th in the U12 boys 1.2 km race where he improved his time by 55 seconds. Craig Hay chopped a huge 6 minutes & 5 seconds off his previous time by completing the Masters mens 8 km race in 42:45 for a silver medal second place finish in the 35 - 49 age group.