© Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
Despite the soggy weather that fell on the city on Wednesday a number of records were eclipsed at the Prince Albert and Area Athletic Association's (P4A) track and field championships held at Prime Ministers' Park. Schools from the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division and Ecole Valois competed in the two-day event. Shown in the photo is some action from the pee wee girl's 80-metre race.
Daily Herald Staff
The weather might have gone south on the second day of the Prince Albert and Area Athletic Association’s (P4A) annual track and field championship this week, but that didn’t seem to hinder the athletes.
A total of 36 records were shattered during the two days of competition at Prime Ministers’ Park with Gage Grassick from East Central, Calvin Napope from St. Louis and Braden Schneider from Vickers each setting three new standards.
Grassick bettered previous marks in the girl’s 10-and-under category (novice) for the 1000 metres, 600 meters and high jump while Napope got his name in the record books for the 13-year-old boy’s (bantam) 80-metres, discus and high jump. Schneider established new records in the 11-year-old boy’s (atom) 60-metres, 600 metres and 150 –metres events.
Several other competitors erased a pair of names each from the archives including Aaron Campbell from Vickers, Emily Cole-Johnson from Meath Park, Caleb Gitzel from Birch Hills, Abby Soyko from Red Wing, Brandon Tillmanns from Vickers and Kaylee Ilnisky from Kinistino.
The record-setting performances ultimately helped most land an aggregate championship in their age group as Grassick won the honour for 10-and-under girls, Campbell topped the field in the 10-and-under boys, Soyko led the way in the 11-year-old girls, Schneider ran away with the title for 11-year-old boys, Tillmanns captured first place for 12-year-old boys, Ilnisky had the best result for 13-year-old girls and Napope cruised to victory in the 13-year-old boy’s category.
Of the 10 age classes, Vickers School captured the most points in four while also finishing third in two others. They did not have competitors in the two oldest age classes as the school does not have students in the 14-year-old (midget) division.
This week’s meet was for students in the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, along with Ecole Valois, while the Prince Albert Roman Catholic School Division will hold its city track and field event next Friday at Prime Ministers’ Park.
Following is a list of the records that were broken along with the top three finishers in aggregate points for each age class plus the top three schools for each division.
Novice Girls – first – Vincent Massey; second – East Central; third – Big River
Novice Boys – first – Vickers 1; second – Birch Hills, third – Kinistino
Atom Girls – first – Red Wing; second – Big River; third – Wildrose
Atom boys – first – Vickers 1; second – Big River; third – John Diefenbaker and East Central
Pee Wee Girls – first – Vickers 1; second – Meath Park; third – Vickers 2
Pee Wee Boys – first – Vickers 1; second – Debden; third – Red Wing
Bantam Girls – first – Meath Park; second – Debden and Kinistino
Bantam Boys – first – St. Louis and John Diefenbaker; third – Vickers 1
Midget Girls – first – Riverside; second Westview; third – Spruce Home and St. Louis
Midget Boys – first – Wildrose; second – Westview; third Arthur Pechey
Individual aggregate standings
Novice Girls – first – Gage Grassick, East Central; second – Shelaine Pritchard, Vincent Massey; third – Emily Cole-Johnson, Meath Park and Halli Price, Big River
Novice Boys – first – Aaron Campbell, Vickers; second – Caleb Gitzel, Birch Hills; third – Jett Amundson, Debden
Atom Girls – first – Abby Soyko, Red Wing; second – Jessamy Sundby, Big River; third – Alli Soyko, Red Wing
Atom Boys – first – Braden Schneider, Vickers; second – Ben Zultok, Vickers and Brayden Mudjar, Carlton
Pee Wee Girls – first – Alex Short, Vickers; second – Chloe Sanderson, Vickers; third – Hannah Walker, Vickers
Pee Wee Boys – first – Brandon Tillmanns, Vickers; second – Devon Gregoryk, West Central; third – Austin Lamotte, Debden
Bantam Girls – first – Kaylee Ilnisky, Kinistino; second – Brooklyn Krip, Meath Park; third – Nicole Dobrowolski, Arthur Pechey and Camryn Amundson, Debden
Bantam Boys – first – Calvin Napope, St. Louis; second – Jarren Vandale, St. Louis; third – Anthony Antaya, Vickers, Lucas McNabb, John Diefenbaker, Nolan Thorburn, John Diefenbaker
Midget Girls – first – Shaylea Ahenakew, Riverside; second – Latisha Daniels, Westview; third – Shayna Bisson, Spruce Home and Jessica Magnin, St. Louis
Midget Boys – first – Lukas Dueck, Wildrose; second – Skyler Lillis, East Central and Colton Johnson, Westview
New Individual Records
Gage Grassick, East Central – Novice Girls – 1,000 metres, high jump and 600 metres
Emily Feschuk, Red Wing – Atom Girls – 1,000 metres
Hannah Walker, Vickers – Pee Wee Girls – 1,200 metres
Kayleigh Feschuk, Red Wing – Bantam Girls – 1,200 metres
Aaron Campbell, Vickers – Novice Boys – 1,000 metres and 60 metres
Ben Zultok, Vickers – Atom Boys – 1,000 metres
Austin Lamotte, Debden – Pee Wee Boys – 1,200 metres
Anthony Antaya, Vickers – Bantam Boys – 1,200 metres
Emily Cole-Johnson, Meath Park – Novice Girls – 60 metres and 150 metres
Caleb Gitzel, Birch Hills – Novice Boys – 60 metres and 150 metres
Abby Soyko, Red Wing – Atom Girls – 60 metres and 150 metres
Braden Schneider, Vickers – Atom Boys – 60 metres, 150 metres and 600 metres
Chloe Sanderson, Vickers – Pee Wee Girls – 80 metres
Brandon Tillmanns, Vickers – Pee Wee Boys – 80 metres and 150 metres
Kaylee Ilnisky, Kinistino – Bantam Girls – 80 metres and 150 metres
Calvin Napope, St. Louis – Bantam Boys – 80 metres, discus and high jump
Shayna Bisson, Spruce Home – Midget Girls – 80 metres
Lukas Dueck, Wildrose – Midget Boys – 80 metres
Nolan Thorburn, John Diefenbaker – Bantam Boys – 150 metres
Hendre Basson, Arthur Pechey – Midget Boys – 150 metres
Alex Ozar, Vincent Massey – Atom Boys – triple jump
Kimberlea Pfeil, Wildrose – Atom Girls – triple jump