Tune-up on track for relay squad

Todd Pruner
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For Carlton's senior girls' relay team, their performance at the city high school track meet Thursday was simply a warm-up.

Because of the size of Carlton Comprehensive High School, it's considered it's own conference for track and field, so they didn't have to worry about moving on to districts. It was a chance for the girls to get some practice and for coaches like Tim Strom to evaluate what he had.

Tune-up on track for relay squad

For Carlton's senior girls' relay team, their performance at the city high school track meet Thursday was simply a warm-up.

Because of the size of Carlton Comprehensive High School, it's considered it's own conference for track and field, so they didn't have to worry about moving on to districts. It was a chance for the girls to get some practice and for coaches like Tim Strom to evaluate what he had.

His senior girls' 4x100-metre relay team didn't disappoint, despite being a bit of a makeshift group. They won the event fairly easily Thursday at Prime Ministers' Park.

"We had one sprinter (Jasmin Sjodin), one distance runner (Brittany Elliot) and two pole-vaulters (Tybie Vickers and Alysha Zwack), just to kind of throw together a team," said Strom, adding the team will add sprinter Ashley Kuzma for districts next week.

For conferences like Parkland and Prince Albert Catholic, the city meet at the Harry Jerome Track was a chance to whittle down their athlete rosters. At the city meet, schools could each field their own team, but at districts next Wednesday and Thursday each conference will have one relay team.

"It's a chance for individual schools to see how many good runners they have in their school," Strom said. "Though they may not all make it on to districts, it was kind of their turn to shine today."

In addition to the Prince Albert and area schools, the Missinippi conference will compete at districts next week.

The Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association provincial championships (June 5-6) are also scheduled for Harry Jerome Track at Prime Ministers' Park.

New records

Seven records fell at the city meet, including three by St. Mary High School star Chloe Hetherton.

The 16-year-old phenom set new junior girls' marks in 80-metre hurdles (12.55 seconds), triple jump (12.05 metres) and high jump (1.57 metres).

St. Mary's Jeremy Gyoerick set a record in the midget boys' 400 metres with a time of 56.09 seconds.

Two Carlton distance runners set new standards: Kyle Boettcher finished the junior boys' 3,000 metres in 10:20.65, while Brittany Elliot covered the same distance in the junior girls' category in 11:58.33.

And Brooklyn Potter of St. Louis set a midget boys' pole vault record by clearing 2.10 metres.

tpruner@paherald.sk.ca

Organizations: Carlton Comprehensive High School, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association Mary High School

Geographic location: St. Louis

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