Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Alberta Indoor Games

ALBERTA INDOOR GAMES TRACK & FIELD MEET Six Passtrak athletes attended the Alberta Indoor Games Track & Field Meet in Edmonton on February 16th & 17th. They took part in 33 events during the 2 days of competition where they produced 17 life time best performances and set 3 new Passtrak club records. Karin Bailey had 6 events in the U14 girls category. She ran the 50 metres in 9.17 seconds for 32nd & 11.08 seconds in the 60 metres for 26th. In the longer races she clocked 2:41.51 in the 600 metres for 25th & 3:47.44 in the 800 metres for 28th. She placed 30th in the long jump by clearing 2.66 metres and tossed the shot put 3.44 metres for 11th place. Levi Neudorf had the same 6 events but in the U14 boys division. His 50 metre time of 8.74 seconds placed him 19th & set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. He placed 21st in the 60 metres in 10.26 seconds. In the 600 metres his time was 2:30.65 for 23rd. He placed 18th in the 800 metres with 3:29.73. In the field events he leaped 2.95 metres in the long jump for 9th and threw the shot put 3.65 metres for 21st. Sawyer Sawatzky improved in 5 of the same 6 events also in the U14 boys age group. He set a new Passtrak club record and life time best of 8.43 seconds in the 50 metres for 14th. He ran a life time best of 9.85 in the 60 metres for 15th. He cut 11 seconds off his 600 metre time by running 2:15.14 for 18th & placed 15th in the 800 metres in 3:13.24. He added 58 cm to his shot put best with a 6.81 metre heave for 4th place. His leap of 3.65 metres in the long jump was also a best ever for 11th place. Jack Bailey was the busiest athlete with 8 events in the U16 boys age group. He produced his best ever performance in every single event. On the first day he took part in the Pentathlon. It involves 5 events in one day which are designed to determine the best all around track & field athlete. The athletes are required to sprint, jump, throw and run an endurance race. They receive points for their performance in each event and at the end of the day the athlete with the highest point total is crowned the winner. The first event was the 60 metres where Jack ran his fastest ever time of 9.34 seconds for 5th place. Next came the long jump where he added a whopping 1.18 metres to his previous distance by measuring 4.31 metres for 4th place. The third event was the shot put. He placed 5th with a best ever of 6.63 metres. The 4th event was the high jump. Jack added 15 cm to his best by clearing 1.35 metres for 5th. The final event of the day was the 1000 metres. He cut 8 seconds off his best by clocking 3:41.47 for 5th place. His point total at the end of the day was 1375 for 5th overall. On the second day Jack ran the fastest 60 metre hurdles of his life in 11.70 seconds for 4th place. He beat his previous best in the long jump with a distance of 3.67 metres for 5th and then slashed 1 minute and 22 seconds off his previous 1200 metre time by finishing in 7th in 4:33.00 which also set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. Libbey Wilmot contested the girls version of the Pentathlon in the U16 age group. She ran 9.52 seconds in the 60 metres for 7th then improved her high jump by 16 cm, clearing 1.39 metres for 3rd. The next event was the long jump where her 4.11 metre leap was a best ever for 6th place. Next came the shot put where she improved by 34 cm to 6.97 metres for 6th place. She finished the event with a 2:51.84 in the 800 metres for 3 place. Her overall point total of 2053 was a 197 point improvement for 6th place. Paige Richards ran 2 events in the U18 girls division. She placed 17th in the 60 metres in 8.77 seconds. She then ran the 60 metre hurdles in 10.26 seconds for 6th place. Passtrak’s final competition of the 2019 indoor season will be the Alberta Provincial Championships in Edmonton on March 9th & 10th.