By Ritch Braun
You couldn’t pick a worse day for the first track meet of the outdoor season. Passtrak travelled to Lethbridge on May 5 to compete and they were welcomed with rain, sleet, snow and horrific winds. Whoever said, “That which does not kill you makes you stronger,” must have known this was coming.
Being the troopers they are, the Passtrak athletes did compete in as many events as possible but unfortunately had to scratch 16 of the ones they were registered in.
In the end they participated in 13 events where they earned 12 medals, four gold, four silver and four bronze. In spite of the weather they also produced two lifetime best performances and set three new Passtrak club records.
Mosese Ratudradra placed third in the Peewee boys 60m in 13.18 seconds and also third in the long jump with a leap of 2.37m. He then grabbed a gold medal in the shotput with a new club record of 4.68m.
Alan Wong picked up three medals in the Peewee boys events as well. He took third in the shotput with a 3.74m toss then second in the long jump with 2.55 and finally another second in the 60m in 12.46 seconds.
Noah Schuh rounded out our Peewee group also with three medals. He placed second in shotput with 4.36m then first in the long jump at 3.36m which was a personal best and also first in the 60m by finishing in 11.62 seconds.
Zion Ratudradra, a Bantam, was only able to contest one event, the 80m, where he placed third in 13.36 seconds.
Alisi Ratudradra was in the Bantam Girls age group and was only able to complete one event as well but did it in style. She won the shotput by improving her lifetime best by 1.2m setting a new Passtrak club record in the process.
Josh Schulz high jumped in the Youth men’s event where he cleared 1.6m for a silver medal. That height also broke the previous Passtrak club record. He also participated in the triple jump but that result was not available at press time.