Golden Bear Track and Field results
By Ritch Braun
Five Passtrak athletes attended the Golden Bear Track and Field Meet at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on January 19 and 20. They competed in a total of 27events where they produced 12 lifetime best performances, set three new Passtrak club records and earned three medals for their efforts.
Mosese Ratudradra completed six events in the Peewee boys category and produced four new personal bests. His long jump improved by 14 cm out to 2.39 metres. His shotput improved by almost a full metre to earn him a fourth place finish with a distance of 6.35 metres. He had his best medicine ball throw ever as well with a 4.53 metre toss for second place. He also cleared 80 cm in the high jump for the first time.
Elena Tkachuk had six events as well and was in the Peewee girls age group. This was her first time participating in jumping and throwing events. Her best finishes were in the medicine ball throw where she tossed it 4.41 metres for sixth place and in the shotput where she placed fifth with a 5.13 metre result. She also ran the fastest 60 metre sprint of her life by dipping under the 11 second mark for the first time, finishing in 10.79 seconds.
Zion Ratudradra is in the Bantam boys group. He tied his best ever high jump result at 1.30 metres for sixth place and ran the fastest 60 metre hurdles race of his life by cutting over a full second off his previous time. His time was 12.29 seconds which placed him eighth.
Alisi Ratudradra has moved up to the Midget age group where she came up with four personal best results for her efforts. She ran the 200 metres in 28.20 seconds for eighth place, a personal best and a new Passtrak club record. In the 300 metres she moved up to fifth place by finishing the race in 45.41 seconds, which again was a personal best as well as a new Passtrak club record. In the long jump she improved to 4.54 metres which was good enough for fourth place and lastly she improved to 8.29 metres in the shotput for a third place finish.
Josh Schulz represented the club in the Youth Boys division. He ran the fastest 60 metre race of his life in 8.28 seconds. He then tied the club record in the high jump with a clearance of 1.65 metres which also earned him a silver medal.