Monday, 25 June 2018

Cheetah Invitational

TYKE & PEEWEE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS The Provincial Track & Field Championships for Tyke, (U10) & Peewee, (U12) athletes took place on June 23rd & 24th in Calgary. Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club) was represented by 3 Tykes & 3 Peewees. The athletes arrived at the track on Saturday morning ready to go but they were met with a torrential down pour. The meet Directors made the decision to cancel the competition for Saturday. As this was a Provincial Championship all of the scheduled events still had to be contested so the decision was made to move all of Saturdays events to Sunday. So Sunday morning the athletes showed up to face the Herculean task of completing 8 events in one day!!! That didn’t phase the Passtrak athletes for even a moment. They laced up their shoes and took on the challenge. Ella Peebles was in the Tyke girls group and was competing in her first formal track & field meet in a Passtrak uniform. She finished 12th in the 150m race and 11th in the shot put, 60m race and long jump. She set a new Passtrak club record in her age group by throwing the turbo javelin 4.18 metres which earned her another 11th place finish. She then placed 9th in the standing long jump and 300m race. She set a second Passtrak club record of 2:48.46 in the 600m race where she placed 7th. Nate Lach competed in the Tyke boys events. He finished 20th in the 150m and ran the fastest 60m race of his life clocking 13.50 seconds while finishing 19th. He placed 17th in long jump, 16th in turbo javelin, 15th in both the shot put & standing long jump. He came in 13th in the 300m and set a new Passtrak club record for his age group by running the 600m race in 2:40.76. Carson Hay, also in the Tyke boys division had an outstanding meet. He produced the best performance of his life in 7 of the 8 events he took part in. He placed 19th in the 150m, 17th in the 60m, and 12th in both the long jump and 300m. He then came 11th in the shot put and 9th in the 600m. He set a new Passtrak club record of 10.05 metres in the turbo javelin for 8th place and then finished the track meet with a 5th in the standing long jump. Harley Uphill was in the Peewee Girls division where she ran the fastest 600m of her life in 2:32.99 for 24th place. She also had the best long jump of her life by clearing 2.95 metres for 29th. She then placed 39th in the 60m, 38th in shot put, 34th in the 150m, 28th in the 800m and 19th in discus. Cohen Musschoot represented the club in the Peewee Boys category. He produced 3 life time best performances and set 2 new Passtrak club records for his age group. He placed 5th in the shot put with a personal best of 6.61 metres, placed 6th in the discus with a personal best and new club record of 15.20 metres and 10th in the 800 metres with a personal best and new club record of 2:52.19. He also came 16th in the high jump, 17th in long jump, 13th in both the 60m & 150m and 6th in the 600m. Zack Uphill competed in the Peewee boys events as well. He came in 26th in the 150m, 24th in the 600m, 19th in both the long jump and 800m, 16th in the 60m, 12th in discus, 10th in high jump and 6th place in the shot put. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

2018 Caltaf Track Classic

PASSTRAK ATHLETES SET NEW STANDARDS AT CALGARY COMPETITION Passtrak was represented at the Caltaf Classic track meet in Calgary last weekend by thirteen athletes. Finley Wilmot competed in two events coming just short of his personal best in shot put with a throw of 2.81 metres and jumping just under two metres in his long jump. Reese Parsons was able to set a new personal best in the long jump touching down at 2.90 metres. It was his first time throwing shotput and with a performance of 3.75 metres he will have to try hard next time for a new personal best. His performance in the 600 metre earned him a sixth-place finish with a time of 2:15.06. The Crowsnest Pass based Uphill family was strongly represented by Harley, Zack and mom Sue-Anne. Harley set new club records in the 60 metre dash with a time of 10.36 and a standing long jump performance of 1.41 metres. Zack finished second over all in the ball throw event with a throw of 26 metres and he managed a fifth-place finish in standing long jump with a jump of 1.81 metres. Sue- Anne competed in the Masters category and achieved two personal bests running the 100 metre sprint in 15.10 seconds and jumping 4.17 metres in long jump. Her distance in the long jump set a new Masters record at the Calgary track for other Masters women to strive for. Clara Websdale represented our Bantam aged athletes in high jump, discus, 800 metres, 80 metre dash, long jump, shotput and the 600 metres. She was able to raise her personal best by almost two metres in discus throwing 12.5 metres and lowered her 80 metre sprint time to 14.33 seconds. With the addition of the 80 metre hurdles Jack Bailey and Sawyer Sawatzky competed in the same events as Clara. Sawyer set new personal bests in the hurdles, high jump and discus clearing a height of 1.25 metres for the first time in competition. Jack followed suite with some personal best performances of his own extending his long jump to 1.47 metres and lengthening his discus best to 17.05 metres. Paige Richards, Payton Bauer and Libbey Wilmot represented Passtrak well in the Midget girls category. Paige placed third over all in the 80 metre hurdles setting a new personal best of 12.63 seconds. Her hurdle time has qualified her to compete this summer at the Canadian National Championships in Brandon Manitoba. Payton earned a personal best performance in her 100 metre dash running 14.52 seconds. Libbey competed in five events tying her high jump best and showing great consistency in her athletic ability in the other four coming just shy of some more personal best performances. Mathias Gelber ran life time bests of 1:57.18 in the 800 metres and 4:05.98 in the 1500 metres. That qualifies him for the Canadian National Championships in both events. That makes it the third year in a row he will be competing at that event. It was a great three days of competition and also a fantastic opportunity to learn more for all athletes.