Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Calf Track Classic

CALTAF TRACK CLASSIC This track meet took place in Calgary on June 14th - 16th. Events were offered to athletes in all age groups. Passtrak had 3 athletes attend the meet and they competed in 2 events each. Hayley Whidden represented the club in the U14 girls category. This was by far the largest age group in the track meet with over 60 girls in every event. Hayley competed in the 80 metre sprint for the first time ever and recorded a respectable time of 14.00 seconds. She now has a personal best which she will attempt to beat at her next competition. She also had the long jump where she cleared 2.14 metres just shy of her current life time best performance. This track meet was also used to select athletes to represent Alberta at the U16 & U18 Western Canadian Championships and Canadian National Championships. Paige Richards ran the 100 metres and 100 metre hurdles in the U18 girls division. She finished the 100 metre sprint in 13.64 seconds slightly slower than her life time best. She ran a personal best of 16.83 seconds in the 100 metre hurdles which placed her 6th and set a new Passtrak club record. Mathias Gelber had 2 events in the U18 boys age group. He completed the 1500 metre race in 4:08.98 which was his fastest time so far this year in that event. That was good enough for second place and good enough to set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. He then ran the 800 metre race in 1:54.65 to finish first. This was a new life time best result for him as well as a new Passtrak club record. Both performances were good enough for him to be selected to Team Alberta for the Western Canadian Championships and Canadian Nationals. These meets will take place in July & August respectively.

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