Colts and Ardens start track season strong

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The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts and Ardens track and field team posted some very encouraging results during an early season performance in Moose Jaw.

The Colts and Ardens finished with 318 points to finish fourth among 23 teams at the Moose Jaw Invitational track meet on Saturday.

Ardens highlights included:

Megan Rumpel (Senior Girls): 1st in high jump (1.70 metres, new record), 1st in long jump (4.83 m), 1st in 80m hurdles (12.43 seconds), 1st in triple jump (10.05 m).

Morgan Speiss (Senior): 1st in discus (28.96 m), 2nd in javelin (28.76 m), 1st in shot put (9.66m).

Emilie Erlandson (Junior): 1st in triple jump (9.95 m), 1st in long jump (4.27 m), 3rd in 100m (14.05s).

Brooke Chabot (Junior): 1st in javelin (29.44 m), 2nd in 800m (2:58.62), 3rd in 1500m (6:01.69).

Tori Carlson (Midget): 1st in 400m (1:06.24), 1st in 800m (2:38.54), 1st in 1500m (5:31.15).

Colts highlights included:

Colton Nelson (Senior): 1st in 100m hurdles (14.81 seconds).

Zachary Neufeld (Senior): 2nd in 100m hurdles (16.52 seconds).

Taylor Stuart (Senior): 3rd in shot put (10.86 m), 3rd in javelin (37.00 m), 3rd in discus (31.57 m).

Chace Nelson (Junior): 2nd in 800m (2:19.53).

Jordan Bloom (Midget): 1st in 1500m (5:12.39), 2nd in 3000m (11:52.46), 3rd in 800m (2:28.68).

“As coaches, we were very impressed with the team's performance at the Moose Jaw Invitational track meet. Despite only having twenty-three athletes and competing against twenty-five other teams, the team ranked fourth in overall points! We had many athletes consistently ranking in the top six for their events, earning the team points,” explained coaches Kara Braun, Chris Garner, and Chelsea Carrick.

“A significant portion of our points at this meet came from our young athletes. We have an excellent group of grade nine and ten athletes, which bodes well for the team in the upcoming years,” they pointed out.

The coaches also noted that they were very pleased to have eight athletes place in the top three in two or more events.

The Colts and Ardens will be in Weyburn for the Weyburn Invitational meet on Saturday. They will host the Rolling Hills Sectional on Wednesday, May 18 in Swift Current as the road to SHSAA provincials begins.

Organizations: Rolling Hills Sectional, SCCHS, SHSAA

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw.The Colts, Weyburn Swift Current

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