By Ritch Braun
This was the first of three mini track meets being held at the University of Calgary in December and January.
The athletes receive points for their placing in each event and at the end of the three meet series the individuals with the highest number of points will be declared the Series Champion for their age group.
Passtrak had four athletes participate in nine events and they accumulated five lifetime best performances, set two new Passtrak club records and brought home three first place finishes.
Elena Tkachuk was in her first track meet as a Passtrak athlete. She ran three races in the girls 10 and under age group. She placed eighth in the 60m in 11.01 seconds. Next came the 150m where she finished in sixth with a time of 27.97 seconds. Her final event was the 800m which she completed in 3:41.14 in fourth place.
Mosese Ratudradra ran in the boys 10 and under age group. He ran the fastest 60m of his life in 11.31 seconds for 19th. He improved his 800m time by a whopping 15 seconds, finishing in 3:46.73 for 12th place.
Zion Ratudradra ran in the 12-year-old boys’ category. He ran the fastest150m of his life in 23.00 seconds for fifth place. He then ran away from the field in the 800m for a first place finish in 2:36.77, an eight second improvement as well as a new Passtrak club record.
Alisi Ratudradra lit up the track in the 13-year-old girls sprints. She won the 60m in 8.61 seconds, a new University of Calgary track record. Then she came back and did the same in the 150m. She finished the race in 21.03 seconds for first place and another track record. That time was also good enough to erase the current Passtrak club record in that event.
Passtrak’s next competition will take them back to Calgary on January 5 for the second mini meet in the series.