Dino Classic track meet
By Ritch Braun
Passtrak’s first track and field competition of 2013 took them to the Jack Simpson track at the University of Calgary on January 5.
Five Passtrak athletes ran in three races each during the day and produced some very exciting results.
Caden Pichurski took part in his first official track meet as a Passtrak athlete. He participated in the boys 10 and under age group. His first event of the day was the 60 metres where he finished in fourth place in 11.79 seconds. His second event was the 150 metres where he earned another fourth place in 29.91 seconds. His third event was the 600 metres and he crossed the finish line in third place stopping the clock at 2:35.70.
Mosese Ratudradra was in the same races and same age group as Caden. He struck gold in the first two events finishing the 60 metres in 10.99 seconds which was a lifetime best performance, and completing the 150 metres in 27.97, also a lifetime best performance. In his 600 metre race he posted a time of 2:47.84 for sixth place.
Zion Ratudradra ran in the 13-year-old boys category. He placed sixth in the 60 metres in 9.51 seconds and fifth in the 150 metres in 23.34 seconds. His third event was the 1,200 metres where he cruised home in first place recording a time of 4:18.34, and setting a new University of Calgary track record for his age group.
Alisi Ratudradra competed in the 14-year-old girls age group. She won her 60-metre race in 8.57 seconds and followed that up with a win in the 300 metre race as well in 45.53 seconds. That proved to be a personal best performance as well as a new Passtrak club record. Her third race was the 600 metres, which she completed in 1:49.84 for third place. That also set a new Passtrak club record by almost six seconds.
Cameo Hanlon ran her races in the 15-year-old girls group. Her 9.03 seconds run in the 60 metres was a personal best. She missed a personal best in the 300 metres by less than a second by finishing in 50.67 seconds. Then she roared back with a six second improvement in the 600-metre race where she grabbed a fourth place finish.
The club’s next competition will see them at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on January 19 and 20.