Thurber top Red Deer school at track and field zones, Wetaskiwin nets most points

Wetaskiwin High School Sabres accumulated the most points in the Central Alberta track and field zone championship in Camrose Wednesday. The Sabres finished with 415 points to win the 3A schools title with Lacombe second with 220. Lindsay Thurber High School of Red Deer was second overall and first in the 4A division with 361 points while Hunting Hills had 309 and Notre Dame third with 145.

Wetaskiwin High School Sabres accumulated the most points in the Central Alberta track and field zone championship in Camrose Wednesday.

The Sabres finished with 415 points to win the 3A schools title with Lacombe second with 220. Lindsay Thurber High School of Red Deer was second overall and first in the 4A division with 361 points while Hunting Hills had 309 and Notre Dame third with 145.

Central High of Lacombe topped the 2A division with 121 points with Central Alberta Christian High School of Lacombe at 102.

Bentley ran away with the 1A title, finishing with 128 points with New Norway at 72.

Paige Leek of Caroline won the junior girls aggregate title with 27 points, two ahead of Mackenzie Ramsell of Innisfail and four ahead of Chantel Park of Lacombe.

The intermediate girls’ title went to Natasha Smallwood of Wetaskiwin with 27 points, five more than Hanna Delemont of Hunting Hills.

Erin Seater of LTCHS was first in the senior girls’ division with 32 points, one ahead of Kendra Sorensen of Notre Dame and five ahead of Jordanna Cota of Hunting Hills.

The boys’ junior title went to Brayden Posyluzny of Notre Dame, who finished with 33 points, six up on David Erasmus of St. Thomas Aquinas in Provost.

Jonathan Allan of Eckville finished with 31 points to win the boys’ intermediate title, two points up on Ian Vanderhoek of Central Alberta Christian.

The senior title went to Tyler Smith of Wetaskiwin, who finished one point up on teammate Alex Andres, with 27 points.

There were six zone records broken, two by Posyluzny, who won the 100-metres in 10.96 seconds and the 200m in 22.68 seconds. The old mark in the 100m was 11.12 seconds set by Stephen McPhee of Bentley in 2007. Posyluzny was also only 1/100th of a second off the provincial record of 10.95 set by Brad McQuaig of Foothills in Okotoks in 1987.

The old zone record of 22.87 seconds in the 200m was set in 1990 by Dave Wade of Stettler.

Emily Lucas of Innisfail set a new record in the junior girls’ 3,000m with a time of 10:59.50, breaking the mark of 11:06.34 set in 2010 by Alana Skocdopole of Notre Dame.

Mackenzie Ramsell of Innisfail won the junior girls’ long jump with a mark of 5.33-metres, bettering the old mark fo 5.22m set by Chaundra Allard of Lindsay Thurber in 1998.

The other two records came in the senior boys division.

Tyler Smith of Wetaskiwin won the 400m in 50.05 seconds, one second ahead of the old record set by Kyle Domes of Camrose in 2001.

The other record came in the 100m hurdles where Austin Ganson of Lacombe won in 14.08 seconds. The old mark was 14.27 seconds set by Spencer Pasma of Notre Dame in 2007.

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