The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colt and Arden track and field team opened their season on Saturday with a small meet here in Swift Current. Teams from Moose Jaw Vanier, Moose Jaw AE Peacock, Lloydminster, and Gull Lake were in attendance.
Among the highlights for the host squad was Megan Rumpel who placed first in junior girls high jump, long jump, and hurdles.
The grade 11 athlete set a new meet record in the high jump with a 1.62 metre leap, eclipsing the previous record of 1.55 metres set by former Arden Janet Stewardson in 1997.
Rumpel also topped the long jump, with a 4.87 metre leap, and the triple jump, where she covered 10.20 metres to out-distance her nearest competitor by an impressive 1.15 metres.
On the boy’s side, Nathan Perree was a star in the junior distance events with a trio of first place finishes. He topped the 800 metre run in 2:34.00, the 1,500 metres in 5:10.19, and the 3,000 in 11:38.63.
Taylor Stuart was also triple winner with first place efforts in the senior boys discus, with a 32.79 metre throw; in the javelin, with a 40.38 metre toss; and the shot put with an 11.67 metre heave.
Grade nine rookie Emilie Erlandson made an impressive debut with three first place finishes in the midget girls category. Erlandson topped the 100 metre dash in 14.16 seconds, the triple jump in 9.89 metres, and the shot put with an 8.89 metre heave.
Tenille Gering was also a standout in junior girls competition where she placed first in the 1,500 metre and 3,000 metre distance events. Gering covered the 1,500 in 5:42.77 and easily won the 3,000 in 12:26.00, 1:11 ahead of the second place finisher from Vanier.
Ardens veteran Tessa Andres easily came out on top of the senior girls triple jump with a 9.45 metre leap. She also placed second in the discus with a 23.85 metre throw, 30 centimeters behind Erica Waldegger of Vanier.
Emmalina Haugan won the midget girls discus with a 17.37 metre throw and placed third in the shot put with a 7.48 metre toss.
Brooke Chabot placed first in the junior girls javelin with a 26.83 metre throw and added a third place finish in the 800 metre in 3:04.70.
Rachelle Podolski had a strong meet with three midget girls top three finishes. Podolski placed second in the shot put with an 8.21 metre throw, third in the 100 metre dash in 15.58 seconds, and third in the triple jump with an 8.08 metre jump.
Brittany Morgan captured three second place finishes in senior girls competition. Morgan was second in the 200 metre dash in 31.55 seconds, the 1,500 metre run in 6:52.87, and the 3,000 in 14:58.00.
Hailey Lemay earned a pair of second place finishes in senior girls action. Lemay was second in the 400 metres in 1:22.00 and the 800 metres in 3:24.00.
Jenn Farnsworth was third in senior girls shot put with a 6.41 metre throw and third in discus with a 17.67 metre effort.
Jade Block finished second in the midget girls 200 metre dash in 33.54 seconds.
Schelby Neustaeter was second in midget girls discus with a 15.08 metre throw.
Katie Letwinuk was second in the junior girls 200 metre dash in 29.43 seconds, followed by teammate Kayla Gornick in 32.63 seconds.
Cassie Krause placed second in senior girls javelin with a 20.97 metre throw.
Colton Nelson won the 200 metre dash in 26.37 seconds and won a second event when he topped the 100 metre hurdles in 17.75 seconds in the junior boys division. He also placed second in the 100 metre dash in 12.73 seconds.
Dylan Haugan also had a strong meet highlighted by a first place finish in the junior boys 400 metre run in 1:05.00. He also placed second in the 200 metres in 27.01 seconds and third in the 100 metres in 12.99 seconds.
Izak Elliot topped the midget discus with a 19.38 metre throw. He also placed second in the javelin with a 30.01 metre toss.
Cody Bolotniuk won the senior boys 100 metre dash in 12.07 seconds and also placed second in the 400 metres in 59.18 seconds, only .75 seconds behind Peacocks’ Emmett Harrison.
Darby Zacharius topped the senior boys long jump in 5.42 metres and placed third in the triple jump in 10.71 metres. He also placed third in the 100 metres in 12.94 seconds.
Marc Regier placed second in the junior boys 800 metres in 2:36.00 and added a third place finish in the 1,500 in 5:55.28.
Kale Scherger placed second in the senior boys 100 metre hurdles in 21.37 and third in the 400 metres in 59.63 seconds.
Ben Serwadda was second in junior boys shot put with a 7.01 metre throw.
Zac Neufeld placed third in the junior boys 200 metres in 27.52 seconds.
Matt Bazin was third in the senior boys 1,500 metres in 5:03.00.
Some Gull Lake athletes also had impressive showings against the four city schools. Ty Vallee topped the midget boys 1,500 metres in 5:10.59 and the 3,000 metres in 11:25.00. He also finished second in the 800 metre in 2:30.00.
Cole Girodat earned three second place finishes in junior boys competition, He was second in the 100 metre hurdles in 17.87 seconds, the long jump in 4.85 metres, and tied for second in the high jump, clearing 1.61 metres.
Gull Lake’s Braydon Otto also ran his way to three midget boys top-three finishes. He finished second in the 1,500 in 5:44.98, second in the 3,000 in 12:19.00, and third in the 800 metres in 2:44.00.
Tyler Logan also placed third in the midget boys 200 metre dash in 29.78 seconds and third in the 400 metre in 1:07.18.
Sydney Jones placed third in the senior girls 3,000 metre run in 18:08.00.