McPhee captures double provincial gold

Stephen McPhee of Bentley was a double gold medalist at the provincial high school track and field championships during the weekend.

CALGARY — Stephen McPhee of Bentley was a double gold medalist at the provincial high school track and field championships during the weekend.

McPhee won the senior boys’ 200-metre final in 22.19 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 6.72-metres. He placed fourth in the 100m.

Meanwhile a pair of Red Deer athletes struck gold in the intermediate girls.

Wane Kruger of Notre Dame won the discus with a toss of 33.80m and Royal Richardson won the javelin, throwing 39.32m.

The other two gold medals for the Central Alberta zone came in the intermediate boys’ division where Dean Sanders of Bentley won the high jump, clearing 1.80m and Brady Olsen of Lacombe took the javelin with a toss of 46.48m.

Sanders was sixth in both the long jump and triple jump.

Christy Hackenbrook of LTCHS and Rachel Christensen of Wetaskiwin were double medal winners.

Hackenbrook placed second in the intermediate girls’ 3,000m with a time of 11 minutes, 6.43 seconds and was third in the 1,500m in 5:58.87.

Christensen took second in the senior girls’ long jump with a leap of 4.96m and third in the triple jump at 10.55m.

Telaina Snider of LTCHS placed second in the junior girls’ triple jump at 10.57m and was fourth in the 80m hurdles. Jennifer Fetaz of David Thompson was second in the junior girls’ long jump at 5.12m after taking fourth in the 100 and 200m finals.

Nolan Farries of Hunting Hills, Jayden Wiebe of LTCHS and the Stettler 4x100m relay team recorded bronze medal performances in the intermediate boys’ division.

Farries was third in the 800m final with a time of 2.03.73, just 1/100th of a second out of second place.

Wiebe finished the 100m hurdles in 14.20 seconds. The relay team was made up of Blaine Gendre, Josh Meyer, Dylan McKay and Taylor Starling.

Also in junior girls, Heather McDonald of Bashaw placed second in the shot put at 9.07m, while Mica Pettibone of Lacombe was fourth in the discus.

Fallon Schalin of LTCHS was third in the intermediate girls’ 400m at 1:02.50 and fourth in the 800m.

In other intermediate girls’ action, Kailey Fauville of Caroline was third in the shot put at 9.87m.

In senior girls’ division, Kiera Lyons of Ryley placed third in the javelin at 36.91m while Kayla Newans of LTCHS took fourth in the discus, Cassidy Vandershee of Central Alberta Christian of Lacombe fourth in the high jump and Kim Bolin of Notre Dame fourth in the 200m. Chelsea Schwarzenberger of Stettler was fifth and Breann Coupal of Notre Dame sixth in the 400m and Alanna Fittes of Rimbey sixth in the 80m hurdles.

In junior boys’ competition, Buddy Brown of Stettler was fourth in the 3,000m and sixth in the 1,500m while Brandt Kolybaba of Lacombe placed sixth in the triple jump and Tanner Green of Lacombe sixth in the discus.

Tyler Bissett of Stettler was sixth in the intermediate boys’ 3,000m while in senior boys’ 100m hurdles Tanner DeAndrea of Lacombe and Karl Hoehne of LTCHS took fifth and sixth respectively.

A number of Olds athletes turned in solid performances for the South Central Zone.

Rae Koot won the intermediate girls’ shot put with a toss of 10.73m while in pole vault Julie Wearmouth won the senior girls’ title at 2.75, Will Nel the intermediate boys’ at 3.40m and Brandon Warawa the senior boys at 3.20m.

Rayel Jorgensen and Meg Jorgensen were second and third respectively in the intermediate girls’ pole vault at 2.65m and 2.45m.

Bentley captured the 1A school title while Sundre was first and Central Alberta Christian ninth in the 2A division.

Wetaskiwin was third and Lacombe seventh in among 3A schools while in the 4A division, LTCHS took third with 308.75 points. Edmonton Strathcona had 397 and Calgary’s Dr. E.P. Scarlett 375.

Calgary won the overall zone title with 2,186 points with Edmonton at 2,114, South Central at 1,707 and Central Alberta at 1,613.5.