Athletes from across Central Alberta gathered this week for one of the final events of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association season.
Wednesday in Camrose, the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association hosted its Central Zone track and field meet.
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School came out on top in the 4A category, with 536 points, with Camrose Composite winning the 3A group with 246 points. Wainwright won 2A with 183 points and Our Lady of Mount Pleasant was the top 1A school with 103.5 points.
The individual scores for the 15 and under female age group were tight but ultimately Kate Kungel from Hay Lakes came out on top with 21 points, while Ava Greiner and Kayla Holliday from William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus finished right behind her with 20 and 19 respectively.
Kungel won the junior girls 1500 metre race in a time of 5 minutes and 57 seconds, meanwhile, Greiner finished first in junior girls’ three-kilogram shot put with a throw of 10.45m.
In the 15 and under male category Andrew Warnick and Luke Schmitt from Lindsay Thurber finished atop the individual scores in first and third with 33 and 24 points. Ano Hamadzirpi from Lacombe got third with 19 points.
Warnick showed off his speed finishing first in the junior boys 100m in a time of 11.58 seconds. He won the 200m in 24.62 seconds and 400m in 56.68.
Schmitt helped Raiders’ boys finish first in the 4×400 metre relay and won the junior boys 800m in a time of 2:21 and the 1500m in 4:50. Hamadzirpi won the junior boys 100m hurdles in 18.18 and helped the Rams junior boys to gold in the 4×100 metre relay.
The top three 16-year-old females were Keanna Dewolfe from West Central, Katlynne Pasutto from Penhold Crossing, and Teryn Smith from Eckville with 30, 27 and 24 points.
Dewolfe took home gold in the intermediate girls 400m in a time of 1:03.39. Pasutto won the intermediate girls 100m in 12.81, and the 200m in 27.84 as well as the 80m hurdles in 12.24.
The 16-year-old males’ individual scores were Jamie Sparks from Wainwright, Caleb Johnson from Lacombe, and Ben Higham from Lindsay Thurber with 34, 22, and 21 points.
Sparks won the intermediate boys 100m with a time of 11.43 and 200m in 24.71, as well as the intermediate boys high jump. Johnson won the intermediate boys 800m in 2:12 and Higham earned first in intermediate boys 1500m.
The individual scores from the 17 to 18-year-old females were Paige Simpson from St. Joe’s, Chloe Begg from Buck Mountain Central School, and Kate Hawkins from Lindsay Thurber with 36, 24, and 22 points.
Simpson finished won four events she competed in, including the 100m in 13.11, 200m in 27.99, senior girls long jump, and senior girls triple jump.
Begg won the senior girls high jump and Hawkins finished first in the senior girls 800m.
On the boys’ side, the 17 to 18-year-old males’ individual scores were Aidan Peake from New Norway, Colby Sych from Camrose Composite, and Kage Hansen from Lindsay Thurber.
Peake won the senior boys 800m and Sych won the senior boys high jump and long jump. Hansen finished first in senior boys shot put and javelin throw.
Alberta Schools Athletic Association Track and Field provincials are set for June 3 and 4 in Medicine Hat.