By Greg Price
St. Mary’s athletes made their mark at recent track and field competitions.
The County of Lethbridge Track Meet held at the University of Lethbridge last month had Hallie Horvath earn the juvenile girls gold medal aggregate. She earned the medal by finishing first in triple jump, 400-metre and 200-metre. Her time of 27.26 seconds in the 200-metre run set a new record.
Morgan Boersma won the bronze aggregate medal for bantam girls by earning second-place finishes in high jump and the 100-metre dash to go with a fifth in long jump. She also helped the 4×100-metre relay team take first along with teammates Pam Sta Romana, Preslee Muller and Neah Salazar.
Romana took third in the 100-metre dash and 400-metre run for bantam girls. Muller was second in triple jump and third in the 1500-metre run.
Quinlyn Bell was able to get second place in 200-metre run and third in the 100-metre run for midget girls. Bell’s 4X100 relay team which included Charissa Bueckart, Rachel Gouw and Alex Clingman finished in fourth.
In the midge boys category, Cody McClleland was first in 3,000-metre run. Quinton Walker-Siemens finished in third for javelin, while Beau Huseby took fourth in both 400-metre and high jump. Jack Murphy was sixth in long jump. Murphy, Brylan Span, Byron Kress and Carson Komery were second in 4×100-metre relay.
Along with Horvath’s aggregate gold medal in juvenile girls, the same category saw Kenzie Pyne earn first place in shot put and third in both high and long jump. Gina Allen earned first in discus and teammate Alyssa Pavka was second in discus and fourth in shot-put. Nicole Wolaniuk earned second in 100-metre dash and third in triple jump. Michaela Meldrum finished in fourth in 100-metre dash. Pyne, Pavka, Horvath and Wolaniuk combined their efforts to finish in first for 4×100-metre relay.
Juvenile boys saw Seth Muller take second in high jump and sixth in long jump. Steven Montemeyer was third in discus.
Although many St. Mary’s athletes qualified for the South Zone track meet, only six athletes went as other students had outdoor education commitments.
McCleland managed to run his best time in the 3000-metre event at zones. The bantam relay girls team finished in second place and Boersma got fourth in the 100-metre dash. Muller was sixth in triple jump.