Saturday , 18 September 2021

Track and Field Provincials – Glendon wins 1A Gold, BCHS 2A Silver

ASAA Track and Field Provincials wrapped up last weekend in Red Deer and several teams and athletes from the lakeland are coming home with hardware.

Glendon won 1A Track and Field Provincials for the ninth straight year totalling 144 points, which doubled the second place finisher, New Sarepta, who scored 69 points. Ten athletes competed this year overall for Glendon but none did better than Brooke Skrypichayko. Skrypichayko placed second in the entire intermediate girls category with 48.50 total points. She also won bronze in shot put, placed 4th in javelin, 5th in discus, and 7th in pole vault.

Bonnyville Centralized High School finished with silver in 2A scoring 151.50 with just six athletes. The gold and bronze medal teams had a roster with twice as many competitors than BCHS.

BCHS competitors Mason Sartain and James Wiatr dominated in the junior boys category – winning medals in each event they competed.

Mason Sartain won gold in both the 100m and 200m metre dash – the first time an athlete from the northeast zone had accomplished that feat in 28 years. Sartain followed that performance with a bronze in long jump, but was only a centimetre away from taking home a third gold medal. Topped off with a silver in the 4x100m relay, Sartain finished third overall in the junior boys category with 49.75 points.

Waitr arm’s bore the shot put, discus, and javelin: and his neck now holds three silver medals for his effort. Waitr was the highest seed in the javelin, but the eventual winner threw three metres better than their zone performance, leaving Waitr without gold. Waitr finished fifth overall in the junior boys category with 45.15 points.

Alese Sartain, cousin of Mason, also medalled with a bronze performance in the 100m dash. Sartain was fifth overall in individual scores for the junior girls category (5th in 200m and 6th in 4×100 relay).

Natalie Thompson from Ecole de Notre Dame had a great weekend winning gold in the senior girls triple jump (11.10m). She bested her zones jump by a full metre, and also won silver in long jump. Overall, Thompson finished tied for 8th in total individual scores with 31 points. Notre Dame finished with 59.25 points and placed 12th in 2A.

Cold Lake High School placed tied for seventh in 3A with 125.50 points. Sydney Horyn won bronze in the 400m. Hassan Khan narrowly missed on a bronze medal too, as he tied Kristian Stembrid of Henry Wise Wood 1.80m, but missed more jumps. Anthony Francis placed fourth in shot put.

St. Paul Regional was close behind in 2A at 118.75 points good enough for 9th. Jessica Brousseau was the only medalist from SPRHS. She won silver in the junior girls javelin.

Assumption finished with 39.00 and placed 19th in 2A. Sarah Han took home silver in the junior girls shot put with a 11.16m toss.

FG Miller High finished with 34.00 pts and placed 22th in 2A.

Ashmont Secondary finished with 17.00 pts and placed 34th in 2A. Sadi Houle placed fourth in javelin (9.75m).




About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.