Two members of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field Club were honoured at the Athletics Alberta annual awards ceremonies last weekend.
Mackenzie Ramsell of Innisfail was nominated for the top midget (13-14 year-old) girls’ athlete for 2012 while Georgia Biggs of Delburne was one of the top 10 track and field athletes in the 9-10 year-old peewee division.
Ramsell was the No. 1 ranked high jumper in her age category last year. She also made the National Legion team and placed seventh in the high jump and eighth in the long jump at the nationals in PEI. She also competed at the Western Canadian Midget Championships for Team Alberta and finished first in the long jump, second in the 4x100m relay and third in the high jump.
Ramsell was first in both the high jump and long jump at the Alberta Summer Games.
Biggs competed in all areas in both track and field and is ranked second in the province in the 1,000m. She received a silver medal for points accumulated in the first day of the outdoor provincials and was fourth overall at the championships.
Both Ramsell and Biggs competed in the Alberta Indoor Games during the weekend in Edmonton.
Ramsell won the youth female high jump, clearing 1.55m, and was third in the long jump at 4.71m.
Biggs moved up to the bantam girls’ division and was fifth in the 3kg shot put, 12th in the 600m and 18th in the high jump.
Brayden Posyluzny led the local club with a pair of first-place finishes in the youth male division.
Posyluzny won the 5kg shot put (11.62m) and the pentathlon with 2,820 points. The pentathlon consisted of the 60m hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 1,000m.
Jeramiah Huo was second in the pentathlon with 2,283 points.
Jodi Houston placed second in the youth female long jump, clearing 4.77m while taking fourth in the triple jump.
Nick Boomer had a second in the youth male long jump (5.74m) to go with a fifth in the 60m hurdles.
Hailey Flexhaug was third in the youth female triple jump (10.11m).
Other RDTFC results were:
Maria McDonald: peewee, 17th 60m; 10th 600m, ninth shot put, 10th med ball throw, 18th standing long jump.
Chloe Fisher: bantam, 12th high jump, 19th 60m, 21st 3kg shot put, 25th 600m.
Courtney Perich: bantam, eighth 3kg shot put, 14th 600m.
Mya Little: midget, fifth 300m, sixth 60m, sixth long jump, seventh 60m hurdles.
Mattison Dewald: youth, fifth shot put, ninth long jump, 25th 300m.
Blair Biggs: youth, sixth shot put.
Willy Barrios: open, 11th long jump.
Youth women: 4x200m (Ramsell, Houston, Flexhaug, Dewald) fourth.