Golden Bear Open Track Meet
On January 18 and 19 the University of Alberta hosted the first of two annual track meets. This portion was for athletes that were Midget age, (14 and 15 years old), and older.
Alisi Ratudradra was the sole Passtrak representative at the meet. She competed in five events in the Midget age group. She finished 16th in the long jump with a distance of 4.08 metres, 15th in the 200 metres in 28.98 seconds and 10th in the 60 metre hurdles in 11.25 seconds. She ran the fastest 60 metre sprint of her life in 8.52 seconds to earn 15th place in a field of 44 runners. She then broke the existing Passtrak club record in the 300 metres by a full three seconds, bringing it down to 44.54 seconds.
The second part of this meet was hosted by the University of Alberta and took place on January 25th. It was for athletes that were Bantam age, (12 & 13 years old), and younger.
Two Passtrak athletes competed in a total of 11 events and both were in the Bantam boy’s category.
Tim Jorgensen had three races and three field events. He placed 23rd in the 800 metres in 3:22.02, 18th in the 200 metres in 33.34 seconds and 15th in the 60 metres in 9.62 seconds. He finished in 17th position in the high jump by clearing 1.10 metres, then placed eighth in the shotput with a toss of 6.96 metres. His final event was the long jump where he spanned 3.61 metres for seventh place.
Noah Schuh rewrote his personal best book throughout the day. He competed in five events and produced a life time best of 2:58.42 in the 800 metres which was a five second improvement, placing him 12th. He then increased his long jump by 33 cm to 3.48 metres for 13th place and finally added 20 cm to his high jump best by finishing with a 1.20 metre clearance for 10th place. He also came eighth in the 60 metre hurdles in 13.39 seconds and 17th in the 200 metres, clocking 33.20 seconds.