The Lakeland Yellowjackets continue to rack up medals at competitions. This past weekend, members of the club were in Leduc, Alberta. It was a cold and rainy Saturday and Sunday, but that didn’t stop some club members from putting up personal bests.
Yellowjackets put up solid showing
Alese Sartain, Mason Sartain, and Duncan Critch all had extremely strong showings. Other members where in their first competitions. A couple members participated in events that they only had a couple previous competitions under their belt. Overall, the entire club pulled through the conditions to display their talents. Here are the results:
- Alese Sartain (midget): 1st – 100m; 2nd – 200m; 3rd – Long Jump
- Mason Sartain (midget): 1st – 100m, 200m, and Long Jump
- Duncan Critch (bantam): 1st – Shot, 2nd – High jump, discus, javelin; 3rd – 80m, 150m, and 4th in long jump.
- Jersey Hollingshead (peewee): 6th – 600 m; 13th – 150m
- Austin Hollingshead (bantam): 24th – 150m
- Miriam Godziuk (youth): 3rd – hammer, javelin
- Anderson Richer (midget): 2nd – 1200m; 3rd – 800m
“We had a couple of young peewee and bantam kids (Jersey and Austin Hollingshead) from Cold Lake who it was their first club track meet and they performed well.” Coach larry Godziuk said.
More to come
The field of athletes was shallower than normal. This upcoming weekend is a big selection weekend for the Canadian Legion Championships, and the Western Canadian Tri-Province Meet in Manitoba.
“It’s a development league. The Legion meet will only take a couple kids, maybe only one. For the Tri-Province, they take up to four kids.” Godziuk explains.
It is going to be a big summer for Lakeland Yellowjacket athletes. This upcoming weekend is only one of many competitions the kids will go through as the outdoor season progresses.