Lauzon grabs two medals, more Central Albertans hit podium at ASAA Track and field Provincials

Jeremiah Lauzon was one second away from achieving his goal of triple gold at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Track and Field Provincials in Calgary.

The 19-year-old Lindsay Thurber runner won gold in the senior 100 metre on Saturday with a time of 11.00 seconds, then only needed gold in the 400m to complete the trifecta.

It took a new provincial record by Jasper Place’s Justin Rose, who edged Lauzon in a time of 47.81. Lauzon ended up with silver, finishing the race in 48.88 seconds. Lauzon finished the weekend as the top senior male in the individual aggregate with 50.25 points. Notre Dame’s Illya Omelyanchuk was second overall with 40.50 points.

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St. Joseph’s runner Jared Howse also had a strong performance Saturday, earning silver in the 1500m with a time of 4:07.68. Howse was fourth in the individual intermediate aggregate standings.

Jenica Swartz of Lacombe picked up a silver medal in the junior 400m, finishing in 58.75 seconds, only half a second behind winner Ella Clayton of Calgary.

Wetaskiwin’s Brynn Hebert earned gold at the meet in the junior pole vault with a leap of 2.60m. The 16-year-old was also the top female junior individual aggregate athlete with 53 points. Her teammate Megan Hebert won bronze in the senior pole vault. She also finished first in the female senior aggregate with 54 points. As a team, Wetaskiwin finished third overall out of 3A schools with 168.50 points.

Shynelle Woroniuk of Notre Dame cashed in bronze in the junior high jump with a jump of 1.50m. Olds product Haylin Eling grabbed silver in the junior discus with a toss of 31.71m. Woroniuk was fourth in the junior girls aggregate.

Teaming up for the Central Zone in the 4×400 mixed relay, Keanna Richards, Christiana Oladele, Levi Osterwalder and Cody bell earned silver.

Lindsay Thurber was sixth among 4A schools with 229.50 total points and Notre Dame was 11th with 124.

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