Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Calgary Spring Challenge

CALGARY SPRING CHALLENGE The opening track & field meet of the 2019 outdoor season took place in Calgary on May 11th & 12th. The 7 athletes from Passtrak who attended the meet represented the club exceptionally well. During the 2 days of competition, they took part in 38 events and recorded 12 life time best performances, set 6 new Passtrak club records and brought home 1 gold, 4 silver & 2 bronze medals. Cammy Hay had 8 events in the U10 girls division. She placed 9th in the running long jump clearing 2.46 metres & 9th in the 150 metres by clocking 31.29 seconds. She took 7th place in the ball throw with a 7.52 metre toss and then placed 5th in the shot put with a 2.72 metre effort. She then proceeded to set 4 new Passtrak club records in her remaining events. She ran 11.28 seconds in the 60 metres for 13th, 1:04.44 in the 300 metres for 8th, 2:38.15 in the 600 metres for 5th and cleared 1.65 metres in the standing long jump for 2nd place. Nate Lach contested 7 events in the U10 boys group. He improved his 60 metre time to 12.25 seconds for 16th and improved his 300 metre time to 1:11.95 for 9th. His running long jump improved to 2.22 metres for 5th place and his shot put improved to 4.23 metres earning him 2nd place. He also finished 12th in the 150 metres in 33.74 seconds, 3rd in the standing long jump with a 1.26 metre leap and earned a 1st place finish in the ball throw with a distance of 13.50 metres. Carson Hay had 8 events in the U12 boys category. He ran his fastest 60 metres ever in 12.71 seconds for 23rd, his fastest 150 metres ever in 31.93 seconds for 19th and his fastest 600 metres ever in 2:34.26 for 15th. He produced his best running long jump ever of 2.76 metres for 18th and a life time best of 4.64 metres in the shot put for 11th. He also placed 12th in the 1000 metres in 4:21.35, 11th in the standing long jump with a clearance of 1.57 metres and 9th in the ball throw with a 14.49 metre toss. Karin Bailey completed 2 events in the U14 girls division placing 39th in the 60 metres in 15.58 seconds and 36th in the long jump with a 2.09 metre measurement. Jack Bailey was registered in the U16 boys age group. On Saturday he cut 18 seconds off his previous 1200 metre time by finishing in 4:39.89 for 15th place. He then threw the javelin 17.50 metres for 6th. He finished the day with a bronze medal in the 100 metre hurdles with a time of 19.79 seconds. On Sunday he participated in the Pentathlon. It consists of 5 events where the athlete receives points for their performance, not their placing, in each event. At the end of the day the athletes placing is determined by the number of points they have accumulated throughout the day. His first event was the 100 metre hurdles where he placed 6th in 20.30 seconds and received 213 points. The second event was the long jump. He cleared a life time best of 3.92 metres for 6th place and 193 points. The third event was the shot put which Jack tossed 7.08 metres for 5th place and 312 points. The fourth event was the high jump. He cleared a life time best of 1.36 metres for 7th and 290 points. The final event of the day was the 1000 metres where he timed 3:50.23 for 6th place and 258 points. Jack’s total for the day was 1266 points for an overall finish in 6th place. Payton Bauer was in the U16 girls events. She placed 19th in the 100 metres in 14.73 seconds, 9th in the 80 metre hurdles in 16.21 seconds and 2nd in the high jump where she cleared 1.33 metres. Mathias Gelber had 2 races in the U18 boys division. He earned a 4th place finish in the 1500 metres by running 4:23.32. That broke the existing Passtrak club record for his age group. He then ran the 800 metres where he moved up to second place with a 1:59.39 clocking which also broke the existing Passtrak club record.