Monday, 22 July 2019
￼PROVINCIAL TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS The Alberta Provincial Track & Field Championships for the U16 & U18 age groups took place in Sherwood Park on July 20th & 21st. Passtrak had 2 athletes attend the competition and they produced life time best performances in 4 of their 6 events. Jack Bailey improved in all 3 of his events in the U16 boys division. He carved 18 seconds off his previous time in the 800 metres by finishing in 2:42.30. This placed him 15th overall. He improved his high jump height by 9 cm, clearing 1.45 metres for 9th place. This tied the existing Passtrak club record for 14 year old athletes. His third event was the 100 metre hurdles where he again ran a life time best of 19.56 seconds finishing in 7th. Paige Richards had 3 events in the U18 girls category. She placed 19th in the 100 metres in 13.91 seconds then grabbed a 4th place finish in the 100 metre hurdles in 17.11 seconds. She produced the furthest long jump of her career by leaping out to 4.52 metres for 5th place. Passtrak has 1 track meet left in the 2019 season. Mathias Gelber will be competing at the Canadian National Track & Field Championships from August 9 - 11.
Monday, 1 July 2019
￼PASSTRAKERS PEAK AT PROVINCIALS The Alberta Provincial Track & Field Championships for the U14, U12 & U10 age groups took place in Edmonton on June 29th & 30th. Two Passtrak athletes qualified for this last meet of their 2019 season. Nate Lach represented his club in the U10 boys division & Cohen Musschoot did so in the U12 boys division. On day 1 of the track meet Nate ran the 60 metres in 12.48 seconds to place 12th. He then long jumped 2.21 metres for 11th place and finished the day with a 2:34.83 clocking in the 600 metre race for 10th place. On day 2 his first event was the 80 metres where he was timed in 16.55 seconds for 12th. His next event was the ball throw where he tossed it 15.89 metres for 11th. He saved his best effort for his last event of the meet and the 2019 season. He ran a life time best of 1:35.61 in the 400 metres which cut 4 seconds off his previous best and also set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. His time placed him 11th. His overall performance over the 2 days ranked him as number 12 in Alberta for the 2019 season. Cohen’s first event of the track meet was the 100 metres. He completed the race in 14.89 seconds for 8th place. Event number 2 was the long jump where he cleared 3.80 metres for 4th place. That distance was a life time best as well as a new Passtrak club record for his age group. The last event of the day was the 800 metres. Cohen placed 2nd in 2:39.51 which was a life time best and also set a new Passtrak club record. The second day of the track meet started with the 200 metres where Cohen placed 5th in 30.51 seconds. Another life time best performance and another new Passtrak club record. Next came the shot put where his best effort measured 8.02 metres for first place. The final event of the meet was the 600 metres. Cohen earned another second place finish with yet another personal best and new club record of 1:51.99. His overall performance over the 2 days ranked him as number 3 in Alberta for the 2019 season.