From Beazley to Stellarton: HaliFASTers headed to provincials!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

With provincials coming up this weekend, HaliFast would like to recognize and congratulate everyone headed to Stellarton to compete! Over the past few years we have seen big performances from all our athletes at the high school level and this year is no exception.

Starting off with the Junior Girls, we have Sierra Sweeney who placed first in the junior level for 80m Hurdles with a time of 12.66, the 200m (27.69), long with a jump of 4.78m and triple jump (11.01m). She also came second in the 100m and fourth in shotput, qualifying for provincials in all her events!

For Intermediate Girls, we have Trinity Brown, Samantha Henneberry, and Katie Blunden heading to provincials. Trinity placed second in the 100m and 200m sprints and also competed in the 400m. Sam placed fourth in the 200m, third in high jump and triple jump, and ninth in long jump. Katie placed second in the 200m, and seventh in the 100m.

The Senior Girls headed to provincials are Ashley Robson, Emma Edmunds, Megan Beamish, Leila Zaki, and Hannah Doolan. Ashley placed fourth in the 3000m and sixth in the 1500m. Emma placed first in the 1500m and 3000m running 4:54.82 and 10:30.84 respectively. Emma also placed second in the 800m making it to provincials in all her events. Megan placed first in her two events long jump with a jump of 4.60m and triple jump with a jump of 9.73m. Megan will also be competing in all her events at provincials. Leila placed fourth in both the 800m and the 1500m, and she also competed in the 3000m. Hannah placed first in both the 100m and the 200m, her times were 12.90 in the 100m and 27.27 in the 200m. Hannah made it to provincials in all her events!

On the Junior Boys’ side, we have Cory Ross, Ryler Bleau, Connor Oake and Camden Springer. Cory placed first in discus with a throw of 33.58m, and also competed in the 100m. Ryler placed first in 100m hurdles with a time of 16.25, second in long jump and third in triple jump, going to provincials in all his events. Connor placed first in long jump and triple jump, jumping 5.33m and 11.31m respectively. Connor also placed eighth in the 100m. Camden placed first in the 400m, 800m, and the 1500m. Camdens times were 58.68 for the 400m, 2:07.79 for the 800m, and 4:40.28 for the 1500m. Camden will be heading to provincials in all his events!

For the intermediate boys, we have Raheem Elliot, Luke Davison, Jaiden Williams, Brody Boudreau, Elias Salah, Simon Salah, and Tristan Kays going to provincials. Raheem placed first in triple jump with a jump of 11.73m, second in the 200m, and sixth in long jump. Luke placed second in long jump, third in the 400m, and also placed fifth in the 100m and triple jump. Jaiden placed first in the 100m and 200m running 11.58 in the 100m and a 23.99 in the 200m. Jaiden also placed third in long jump, making it to provincials in all his events! Brody came second in the 3000m, and third in the 1500m and 800m, also making it to provincials in all his events. Elias placed first in discus with a throw of 36.07m and eighth in javelin. Simon came second in discus. Tristan came second in the 800m and fourth in the 1500m, and made it to provincials in both of his events! 

And lastly, the Senior Boys headed to provincials are Conor Campbell, Jack Campbell, Ben Macqueen,Toby Gerard, Blair Miller, Trent Lynds and Elias Hirsch. Conor placed first in the 800m with a time of 2:03.21 and came fifth in the 400m. Jack placed first in the 100m with a time of 11.34 beating the second place runner by 0.01 of a second! Jack also placed third in the 400m, and fourth in the 200m, making it to provincials in all his events! Ben placed second in the 400m, and third in the 200m also making it in all of his events. Toby placed third in javelin and ninth in the 100m. Blair Miller placed third in the 1500m, fourth in both the 800m and 3000m, making it to provincials for all his events. Trent placed first in both the 1500m and the 3000m, his times were 4:27.60 and 9:45.00 respectively. Trent also came third in the 800m. Elias placed third in the 3000m, and fourth in the 1500m! 

We also have some Honourable Mentions for those of you that came SO close to making the top four!

Cate McPhee finished fifth in the 100m

Joyce Li was seventh in the 400m.

Bobbie Wilson came sixth in the discus and shotput.

Bailey Connolly came sixth in triple jump.

Matthew Carlton placed sixth in the 100m.

Peter Crouse placed sixth in the 1500m.

Tom Lorenz came fifth in the 3000m.

Matt Workman came fifth in the 800m and placed sixth in the 1500m.

HaliFast also wants to give a shout out to everyone that competed in the meets the past few weeks. Our club is all about encouraging everyone to participate and develop a love of track and field. With the outdoor season approaching we just want to remind everyone that where you place in a meet doesn’t always show your progress.  We hope everyone is ready to compete as a team this year and shatter your own personal bests!

We apologize if we missed anyone. Please let us know immediatley!

 

Submitted by Kate MacLatchie