Sunday 27 March 2022
2022 Canadian Indoor Championships
COHEN MUSSCHOOT - CANADIAN CHAMPION The 2022 Canadian Indoor Track & Field Championships took place in Saint John New Brunswick on March 26 & 27. Cohen Musschoot from Passtrak represented his club in the U16 boys division & he did so in a stellar manner. On Saturday March 26th Cohen was entered in the Pentathlon. It is the event that measures the abilities of the best all around athlete in the sport of track & field. The athletes compete in 5 events in one day to showcase their ability to run fast, run far, jump & throw. They receive points for the performance they produce in each event. The faster you run the more points you score. The farther you jump or throw the more points you score. The first event of the day was the 60 metre hurdles. Cohen recorded the fastest time of his life by stopping the clock at 10.60 seconds for which he was awarded 433 points. Event number 2 was the long jump. Cohen’s best attempt spanned 4.79 metres, just 1 cm shy of his best ever which earned him 343 points. The third event was the high jump where he was a little short of his best with a 1.33 metre clearance. That was good enough for 270 points. Next came the shot put where he passed the 9 metre mark for the first time ever with a best of 9.12 metres. That distance scored him 433 points. The final event of the day was the 1000 metre race. He dug deep & slashed more than 12 seconds off his previous best by finishing in 3:25.76 for a total of 434 points. His point total for the day was 1913 which eclipsed the previous Passtrak club record for his age group by 330 points. THAT SCORE WAS ALSO GOOD ENOUGH TO CROWN HIM AS THE 2022 CANADIAN INDOOR CHAMPION IN THE U16 AGE GROUP!!! On the second day of the competition Cohen added some fuel to the fire. He competed in the individual shot put event where picked up a second Canadian Championship medal, this time a 3rd place bronze, by again surpassing his shot put best when the implement landed at the 9.39 metre mark.