Tuesday, 17 November 2020

PASSTRAK CULMINATES CROSS COUNTRY SEASON On Saturday November 7th, 12 Passtrak athletes attended the clubs 3rd & final competition of the 2020 cross country running season. The meet was held in Calgary & it was the Alberta Provincial Championships for all age groups. Three of the athletes were running in their first race of the season. Eve Winter competed in the U14 girls 2 km event. She completed the course in 11:50 & placed 26th. Younger sister Marley, ran in the U10 girls 1 km race where she finished in 4th place in 5:53. Jasper Smith was also running his first race & he grabbed a Provincial Championship silver medal for his 3rd place finish in the U10 boys 1 km race. His time was 5:12. Two Passtrak athletes were running in their 3rd competition of the season. Olivia Foster ran the U16 girls 4 km race in 25:56 for 25th place. That was more than 3 minutes per km faster than her previous best pace. Jack Bailey was in the 4 km U16 boys event which he completed in 19:35. He also improved his pace from his previous race by 22 seconds per km. The remaining 7 athletes ran the exact same distance on the exact same course as their previous race. That is a very rare occurrence in cross country running. That allowed them an opportunity to achieve a personal best performance. All 7 athletes rose to the occasion & crossed their respective finish lines in personal record times. Holden Lach finished 8th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 36 seconds off his previous time. Felix Neniska finished 9th in the U10 boys 1 km event & he cut 1 minute 16 seconds off his previous time. Cammy Hay placed 5th in the U10 girls 1 km race cutting 51 seconds off her previous time. Eli Bailey placed 16th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run where he sliced 1 minute 29 seconds off his previous time. Nate Lach placed 11th in the U12 boys 1.2 km run & he reduced his time by 1 minute 15 seconds. Colton Sutherland placed 6th in the U12 boys 1.2 km race where he improved his time by 55 seconds. Craig Hay chopped a huge 6 minutes & 5 seconds off his previous time by completing the Masters mens 8 km race in 42:45 for a silver medal second place finish in the 35 - 49 age group.

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