Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Jack Simpson Open
￼JACK SIMPSON OPEN TRACK MEET The Jack Simpson Open Track Meet took place at the University of Calgary on January 7th. Fifteen Passtrak athletes took part in 37 events and produced 10 life time best performances, set 6 new Passtrak club records and brought home 1 first place, 2 second place and 5 third place finishes. Finley Wilmot and Carson Hay ran neck and neck in the Tyke, (10 & under), boys races. In the 60m race they placed 14th & 15th with times of 13.16 and 13.52 seconds respectively. In the 150m they reversed the order of finish with Carson 14th & Finley 15th in 34.62 & 34.84 seconds. Their final race was the 400m. Carson placed 15th in 1:49.95 with Finley 14th with a new Passtrak club record of 1:47.88. Devon MacGregor was Passtrak’s only entry in the 11 year old girls category. She ran the fastest 60m of her life in 10.49 seconds for 6th place. Then she ran the fastest 150m of her life in 26.06 seconds for 4th place. She then took on the 400m for the first time and recorded a 1:21.81 for 3rd place. There were 7 Passtrak athletes in the 12 year old age group. In the girls events Summer Musschoot placed 10th in the 60m in 10.08 seconds, Clara Websdale placed 18th in 11.40 seconds, Avaya Ellis placed 9th in 10.04 seconds and Abigail Talbot finished 17th in 11.11 seconds which is a life time best performance for her. The next race was the 150m where Summer ran her fastest time ever in 24.50 seconds for 6th place. Avaya also ran her fastest time ever in 24.56 seconds for 7th and Abigail also ran a life time best in 28.55 seconds for 17th. In the 400m race Summer placed 4th in 1:19.80 while Avaya took 6th in 1:20.54. Hayley Whidden ran her first race ever as a Passtrak athlete and placed 9th in the 400m in 1:28.77. Abigail finished off her day with a 10th place result in the 400m in 1:40.88. Clara Websdale chose the 1200m for her final event which she completed in 5:36.33 for 5th place and a new Passtrak club record for her age group. Passtrak’s last 2 twelve year old athletes were Edison Wilmot and Sawyer Sawatzky who contested the boys events. Edison only had 1 race where he placed 9th in the 60m in 11.66 seconds. Sawyer ran the 60m in 10.41 seconds for 6th, then the 150m in 26.55 seconds for 5th. His final event was the 1200m which he completed in 5:51.46 for 5th place. Jack Bailey was Passtrak’s lone 13 year old entry. His 60m time was 10.54 seconds for second place, his 150m time was 27.96 seconds for third place and he finished his 400m in 1:27.61 for another second place result. Libbey Wilmot ran in the 14 year old girls division. She ran the fastest 60m of her life in 9.78 seconds for 13th and the fastest 150m of her life in 24.14 seconds for 12th. ￼She then ran the 1200m for the first time and finished 3rd with a new Passtrak club record of 4:46.28. Carter Whidden ran in his first official track and field meet in Calgary. He ran the 14 year old boys 60m race in 8.99 seconds for 7th place. Paige Richards took 7th place in the 15 year old girls 60m in 8.93 seconds and then placed 5th in the 60m hurdles in 11.24 seconds. Craig Hay competed in the Master Men’s 35 - 39 year old category. He ran the fastest 60m of his life in 8.88 seconds for a 3rd place finish. Then ran his first ever 300m metre race where he placed first in 50.34 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. The clubs final event of the day was the 4 x 200m relay. Avaya, Devon, Hayley and Clara teamed up to take 3rd place in the 12 & 13 year old girls race. They finished in 2:34.49 which set a new Passtrak club record for that age group.