Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Dino Opener

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.