Track teams shake off the rust with first meet of the year

The track teams from Dr. Kearney Middle School, Bert Bowes Middle School, DCSS and NPSS ran a mini-meet at the Pomeroy Sport Centre Saturday morning, May 5. With the outdoor tracks not quite ready for racing, Saturday's meet was the first time many of the athletes could race and clock times for the year. 

"This was needed. Our kids haven't been able to race yet, and there's a meet in Grande Prairie coming up and zones after that. This was a chance to get the kids out and racing against each other," said Eric Wolf, coach of the DCSS team, who helped organize the event. 

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Jenn Harrison, coach of the Bert Bowes team, agreed with the importance of the meet.

"For us middle schools, grade seven students can't compete at zones, so this is a chance to get them used to competing and prepare them for next year," she said. Harrison kept the time and results of all the events.

Only running events were held. The 3,000m, 80m hurdles, 80m sprint, 200m, 400m, and 1500m were all held, and there was a practice for the 4x100m relay, where schools mixed together to set a time to beat for the rest of the season. 

The NPSS relay team were the fastest of the morning, and Chad Singh of NPSS set the fastest time in the 80m race.

More results to come. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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