Tuesday 10 January 2023
FIRST TRACK MEET OF 2023 Thirteen Passtrak athletes traveled to Calgary on January 8th for their first competition of the new year. They produced 14 life time best performances and set 8 new Passtrak club records. Their efforts also earned them 23 top 3 placings with 5 firsts, 11 seconds and 7 third place finishes. Finnley Hay was in his first official track and field meet. He had 3 races in the under 10 boys group and placed 3rd in all 3 events. His time in the 60 metres was 13.03 seconds, 35.59 seconds in the 150 metres and 1:18.51 in the 300 metres which set a new Passtrak club record for his age group. Norah Smith had 3 races in the 10 year old girls group. She ran the fastest 60 metres of her life in 10.87 seconds for a first place finish. She placed second in the 150 metres in 29.25 seconds and 3rd in the 300 metres in 1:09.12. Declan Sutherland and Aiden Aasen were in the 11 year old boys division. Declan ran the fastest 60 metres of his life in 9.68 seconds for first place. He also took first in the 300 metres in 54.56 seconds. He set a new Passtrak club record for his age group in the 1200 metres finishing in 4:44.33 for 2nd place. Aiden placed second in the 150 metres in 26.09 seconds and placed second in the 300 metres as well in 54.88 seconds. His 1200 metre time of 4:29.56 placed him first and also set the club record. Cammy Hay’s 3 races were in the 12 year old girls category. Her 10.21 in the 60 metres placed her 7th, then she ran her fastest 150 metres ever in 25.47 seconds for 9th place. Her final event was the 400 metres where she placed 6th in 1:31.77. Jasper Smith represented Passtrak in the 12 year old boys events. His fastest ever 150 metres was timed in 26.65 seconds for 7th place. He finished 4th in the 400 metres in 1:22.55 which was also a life time best. He capped off his day by placing second in the 1200 metres in 5:06.96 which slashed 35 seconds off the previous Passtrak club record for his age group. Ella Peebles had 3 races in the 13 year old girls group. She had a stellar day where she improved her time in all 3 of her events. She placed 8th in the 60 metres in 9.44 seconds, 7th in the 150 metres in 23.96 seconds and 7th in the 400 metres in 1:18.21. Eli Bailey was Passtrak’s lone participant in the 13 year old boys events. He placed 3rd in the 60 metres in a best ever time of 9.01 seconds. His 23.24 seconds in the 150 metres was also a best ever and earned him 4th place. His 400 metre time of 1:13.96 was good enough for 3rd place. Passtrak had 3 boys in the 14 year old division and they swept the podium taking the top 3 spots in the 60 metre hurdles race. Cohen Folkard was 1st in 10.86 seconds, Colton Sutherland was 2nd in 12.46 seconds and Carson Hay was 3rd in 13.50 seconds. Cohen then carved 31 seconds off his previous 400 metre time to finish 2nd in 1:05.50. Colton placed 4th in that same race in 1:09.06 cutting 16 seconds off his previous best. Carson’s second event was the 150 metres where he ran a life time best of 27.54 seconds for 9th place. All 3 boys ran the 1200 metres. Cohen finished 2nd in 4:11.89 which whacked 22 seconds off the previous club record. Colton broke the previous club record as well, by 9 seconds running 4:24.59 to finish 4th. Carson crossed the finish line in 5:13.95 to grab 6th place. Jack Bailey, a Passtrak veteran, had 2 races in the under 20 age group. Unfortunately he was disqualified in the 60 metre hurdles when he stumbled and touched one of the hurdles with his hand. That may have motivated him for his 600 metre race because he cut 20 seconds off his previous time finishing 6th in 1:37.98. Craig Hay had 2 races in the 40 - 44 year old Masters division. He set a new Passtrak club record of 51.59 seconds in the 300 metres for 2nd place. He also set a club record 6:51.00 for the 1500 metres for another 2nd place finish. Eli, Aiden, Jasper & Declan then finished the day off by taking 2nd place in the 4 x 200 metre relay.