The Southwest Athletic Conference had a successful showing at the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association Provincial Track and Field Championship in Saskatoon on June 2-3.
SWAC finished with seven gold medals, four silver, and six bronze medals at the final high school sporting event of the 2022-23 season.
Eastend’s Jace Egland finished with three medals at Provincials. He won gold in the Intermediate Boys Shot Put with a 14.88-metre throw. He added another gold medal in the Javeline Throw with a 50.72-metre throw, well over six metres further than the next longest throw in the competition. Egland added a bronze medal in the Discus with a 42.45-metre throw.
Swift Current’s Colter Folk also won a par of gold medals when he won gold in the Intermediate Boys 1,500 Metre Run in 4:23.16, almost eight seconds ahead of the next closest runner in the 28-man field. Folk added another gold in the 3,000 Metres on Saturday in 9:30.85, over 31 seconds ahead of his next closest competitor.
Swift Current’s Carter Tuplin won gold in the Junior Boys 100 Metre Hurdles in 14.66 seconds.
Gull Lake’s Brooklyn Leppa won gold in the Junior Girls Quadrathlon with 1,954 points, 90 points ahead of the second place fisher. Leppa was first in the 100 Metres in 13.34 seconds and first in the Long Jump with a top jump of 4.30 metres. She placed second in the 800 Metres in 2:39.65 and was 14th in the Shot Put at 6.24 metres.
Swift Current’s Olami Akinfiresoye won gold in the Senior Girls High Jump when she cleared the bar at 1.62 metres.
Swift Current’s Dani Meyer won silver in the 400 Metres on Friday in 1:00.29.
Elijah Siemens won silver for the SCCHS Colts on Friday in the Junior Boys Pole Vault when he cleared the bar at 2.77 metres.
Shaunavon’s Madden Wallis earned a silver medal in the Senior Boys High Jump. He cleared the bar at 1.88 metres.
The Colts’ Lucas Carlson also won silver in the Senior Boys Shot Put with a top effort of 13.53 metres.
Rowan Reimer won bronze for the SCCHS Colts in the Junior Boys 3,000 Metres in 4:21.07. He also won bronze in the 1,500 Metres in 4:21.07.
Swift Current’s Elijah Siemens brought home silver in Junior Boys Pole Vault after clearing the bar at 2.77 metres.
Maple Creek’s Towa Whitefish added a bronze medal in the Intermediate Boys 3,000 Metres in 10:03.42.
Swift Current’s Ashlynn Meyer won bronze in the Intermediate Girls Pole Vault when she cleared the bar at 2.07 metres.
The Southwest team of Landon Phair, Carter Tuplin, Derric Dulatre, and Alex Cruz also won bronze in the Junior Boys 4×100 Metre Relay in 45.79 seconds.
The SCCHS Colts and Ardens won the 5A school title for a fourth straight year with 568.5 points, 165.5 points ahead of any other school at Provincials.