Cold Lake High School Student Hurls Gold Medal at Provincials

Rain, mud, and muck couldn’t stop track and field athletes at Foote Field in Edmonton this past weekend. Athletes from the Lakeland participated in the ASAA Track and Field meet. Anthony Francis, and several other CLHS students put up a good showing.

Francis tosses 13.13

Anthony Francis, a grade 11 student at Cold Lake High School, threw a 13.13m throw on his first shot-put attempt. His competition lasted from 9:20 a.m. to about 10:20 a.m. The hour of competition was grueling. The shot-put got quite a bit of muck on it as the competition dragged on.

“Started off with three throws, my first throw was my winning throw. I threw 13.13m, I wasn’t throwing quite to well. The conditions weren’t great. After that, I was throwing high twelves. They did top 8, and then we did another three throws… From there I threw a couple thirteens. Overall at the end, I came out on top with the 13.13m. From there, I just sat around until it was podium time.” Francis says about his competition.

Anthony captured the gold medal at the intermediate level.  He hopes to be back at provincials next year, and push for another gold medal.

Other CLHS track & field results

  • JP Mulumba 6th intermediate high jump
  • Danik Becotte 10th junior boys 1500 m & 3000m
  • Maira Theil 11th 1500m junior girls & 9th in 3000m
  • Holly Letendre 12th intermediate girls 1500m
  • Natasha Bauman 4th intermediate girls High Jump

Overall, it was a successful event for Royals track and field.