Monday 20 February 2023

SEVEN TRACK & FIELD RECORDS SET IN CALGARY Six athletes from Passtrak, (Crowsnest Pass Track & Field Club), competed in 24 events at a 1 day mini-meet in Calgary on Sunday February 19th. They racked up 4 life time best performances out of a possible 7, set 7 new Passtrak club records for their age groups & earned 7 top 3 finishes. Eliora Vandersteen had 4 events in the U12 girls age group. She set a new Passtrak club record of 9.43 seconds in the 50 metre sprint for 7th place. She set a second record in the medicine ball throw with a toss of 3.05 metres for 8th place. She also cleared 2.45 metres in the long jump for 10th place & cut 6 seconds off her previous 600 metre race time by finishing 5th in 2:30.72. Tristen McKerracher had 4 events in the U12 boys division. He also set a new Passtrak club record in the medicine ball throw with a 3.85 metre heave for 6th place. In his other events he finished 10th in the 50 metres in 8.82 seconds, 9th in the 600 metres in 2:38.15 & 6th in the long jump by spanning 3.62 metres. Aiden Aasen was also in the U12 boys group with the same 4 events. He placed 8th in the 50 metres in 8.61 seconds & 7th in the long jump at 3.48 metres. He also set a record in the medicine ball throw at 4.09 metres which placed him 5th. As his finale he ripped his 600 metre race in 2:05.96, a life time best, for 1st place. Declan Sutherland was Passtrak’s 3rd entry in the U12 boys competition. He had some trouble finding the take off board in the long jump & ended up 9th with a measurement of 3.41 metres. He then grabbed 4th spot in the 50 metres by clocking 8.23 seconds. He earned 2nd place in the 600 metre race with a time of 2:11.40 & took top honours in the medicine ball throw when he tossed it 4.34 metres setting the Passtrak record. The club had 2 athletes in the U14 boys category. William Vandersteen set a new Passtrak club record of 8.66 seconds in the 50 metres for 4th place. He then whacked 8 seconds off his previous best time in the 600 metres by stopping the clock at 2:19.01 for 4th place. He recorded 2 other 4th place finishes with a 3.50 metre leap in the long jump & a 10.35 second time in the 60 metre sprint. Eli Bailey also set a new club record in the 50 metre sprint. He finished in 1st place with a time of 7.56 seconds. Clearing 4.21 metres in the long jump earned him another 1st place result. He then ran the fastest 600 metres of his life in 2:03.16 for 2nd place. He finished the track meet with 3rd place in the 60 metre sprint, timing 9.07 seconds. A mere .003 seconds from 2nd place.