Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Passtrak 2018 - 2019 Indoor Season Opener

PASSTRAK IS BACK!!! The Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club, (Passtrak), recently returned from their first competition of the 2018 - 2019 indoor season. Fourteen of Passtrak’s members competed in 35 events at the “Dino Opener” track meet which was hosted by the University of Calgary on Saturday December 8th. For 7 of the athletes it was the first time they competed in an indoor track meet as a Passtrak athlete. Ella Peebles had 3 events in the Tyke girls, under 10, age group. She placed 9th in the 60 metres in 11.92 seconds, 10th in the 150 metres in 31.39 seconds and her time of 3:50.16 in the 800 metres earned her 8th place. Elliott Ames was in the Tyke boys division. He placed 10th in the 60 metres in 12.13 seconds and 7th in the 150 metres in 33.26 seconds. Eve Winter was in the Peewee girls, 10 year old group. Her time in the 60 metres was 10.31 seconds for 3rd. Her time in the 150 metres was 25.87 seconds for 4th & she ran 3:27.03 in the 800 metres for 5th place. Archer Ames had 2 events in the Peewee boys category. He finished the 60 metres in 11.81 seconds, placing 16th and finished 15th in the 150 metres in 32.33 seconds. Karin Bailey was also in the 11 year old Peewee girls events. Her 60 metre time was 11.04 seconds for 9th place. Her time in the 150 metres was 29.77 for 9th place and she completed the 800 metres in 3:41.60 for a 7th place finish. Holly Forsyth ran 3 events in the Bantam girls 12 year old age group. Her 60 metre time was 10.66 seconds which placed her 12th. Her 150 metre time was 26.41 which placed her 10th and her 800 metre time was 3:09.22 for 8th place. Ryan Peebles, one of Passtrak’s Masters age athletes, (35 and older), placed 3rd in the 60 metre sprint in 8.63 seconds which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. The remaining 7 athletes who participated in the track meet had a goal of trying to improve their times which they achieved in previous competitions. They did that in an outstanding way. They improved their times in 12 out of 16 possible events. Cohen Musschoot competed in the 10 year old, Peewee boys category. He ran the fastest 60 metres of his life in 9.44 seconds which earned him 5th place. He then ran his fastest 150 metres ever in 23.22 seconds which also set a new Passtrak club record for his age group and placed him 3rd. His 3rd event was the 800 metres where he finished 2nd in 2:55.74. Summer Musschoot represented the club in the 12 year old Bantam girls division. She produced 2 life time best performances as well. Her 60 metre time improved to 9.47 seconds for 7th place. Her 150 metres time improved to 23.50 for 6th place. Her final event was the 800 metres where she ran 3:06.64 and finished 7th. Clara Websdale improved in all 3 of her Bantam girls events. Her new 60 metre best is 10.34 seconds which placed her 11th, her new 150 metre best is 26.67 seconds which placed her 11th again. She improved her 800 metre time by a whopping 19 seconds down to 3:03.99 for 5th overall. Hayley Whidden came oh so close to her previous times in the Bantam girls races. She clocked 10.69 seconds in the 60 metres for 13th and 28.92 seconds in the 150 metres for 12th place. Jack Bailey improved in all 3 of his events in the Bantam boys 13 year old age group. Running 9.40 seconds in the 60 metres placed him 5th while his 24.36 in the 150 metres placed him 5th as well. He slashed an amazing 33 seconds off his previous best time in the 800 metres by finishing the race in 2:50.25 for 3rd place. Libbey Wilmot completed the fastest 60 metres of her life in 9.41 seconds for 16th in the 14 year old Midget girls event. Paige Richards also ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in the 15 year old Midget girls division for 7th place and then grabbed a 3rd place in the 60 metre hurdles in 9.82 seconds. Passtrak’s 12 year old girls combined to finish off the day in the 4 x 200 metre relay. Clara, Holly, Hayley & Summer broke the existing Passtrak club record for their age group by more than 3 seconds by clocking 2:23.71 for 6th place overall. Passtrak’s next competition will see them return to the University of Calgary on Sunday January 6th.