Monday, 29 May 2017
New Balance #2
NEW BALANCE TRACK MEET #2 The second segment of the New Balance Track Meet Series took place in Calgary on Sunday May 28th. Four Passtrak athletes attended the meet and produced some very respectable results including 3 life time best performances and 4 new Passtrak club records. They also picked up 3 silver medals along the way. Paige Richards had 2 events ion the Midget girls category which includes all athletes who are 14 & 15 years old. She ran the fastest 100 metres of her life in 13.76 seconds for a 13th place finish. She then added 47 cm to her previous best long jump by clearing 4.36 metres for 10th place. Alina Pharis was also in the Midget girls age group. She cut more than 2 seconds off her previous best in the 150 metres, crossing the finish line in 23.19 seconds. Her time set a new Passtrak club record for that event. her best discus throw of the day was 14.76 metres for 7th place overall. Ethan Richards contested 1 event only, the 400 metres, in the Junior Men’s division, (18 & 19 years old). He missed a life time best by 5/100’s of a second finishing 5th in 54.48 seconds. Leona Pharis was competing in her first official outdoor competition in a Passtrak uniform. She is in the 40 - 44 Masters age group. She was the busiest of the Passtrak athletes with 3 events. She earned a silver medal in the 150 metre race in 25.94 seconds which was also a new Passtrak club record for her age group. Then she cleared 1.14 metres in the high jump for another silver medal and another new Passtrak club record. Just so she could remain consistent she placed second in the discus with a toss of 14.50 metres for a third new Passtrak club record.