Rondeau and Duclos run down records at SWAC District Meet

The SWAC District Track and Field Meet was held in Swift Current on May 29. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

Laynee Rondeau and Kyler Duclos continued to rewrite the record books at the SWAC District Track and Field Meet in Swift Current on May 29.

Rondeau, representing All Saints Catholic School, set four new Bantam Girls records. She set an 80 Metre Hurdles record in 13.85 seconds, destroying the 2014 record of 14.10 seconds. Rondeau added a 100 Metre Dash record in 13.08 seconds to edge the 2019 record of 13.15 seconds. Rondeau added a 400 Metre Dash record in 1:03.08 to trim over three seconds off the 2019 record. Her final new record came in the 800 Metres in 2:27.41 to erase her own 2023 record of 2:34.56.

The SCCHS Colts’ Duclos added four records of his own in the Intermediate Boys Division on his home track. His blistering time of 10.90 seconds smashed the 1977 record of Perry Kimber at 11.30 seconds. He added a record in the 200 Metres in 22.91 seconds to move the mark from 23.60 in 2018. He added a Long Jump record at 6.23 metres and a Triple Jump record of 12.35 metres to erase a 1969 mark of 12.15 metres by Rod Morrow.

The Swift Current Comp. Ardens’ Lyla Thiessen set two Junior Girls records. She set a new record of 12.32 seconds in the 80 Metre Hurdles to erase a 2006 record of 12.62 seconds. She also set a new Pole Vault standard after clearing the bar at 2.05 metres.

The Colts’ Jackson Tuplin also set two new Junior Boys records. He set a record in the 100 Metre Hurdles in 14.05 seconds to erase the 1990 record of 14.60 seconds by Brad Gross. He also set a Pole Vault record at 2.60 metres.

Cabri’s Claire Lacelle tied the record in Bantam Girls High Jump at 1.45 metres.

Frontier’s Kali Nelson added a record in Bantam Girl Discus at 24.28 metres.

Central School’s Caleb Danquah set a new record in the Bantam Boys Shot Put at 13.47 metres.

The Colts’ Isaac Siemens established a new standard of 1.90 metres in Intermediate Boys Pole Vault.

The Colts’ Karlson Orthner also established a new standard of 50.65 seconds in the Boys Wheelchair 100 Metre Dash.

The Ardens’ Navy Louma set a new record in the Junior Girls 400 Metres in 1:01.20.

The Colts’ Colter Folk trimmed over 11 seconds off the Junior Boys 3,000 Metres record as he finished in 9:36.06 to rewrite the 1979 record of Al Hare.

Eastend’s Jace Egland added distance to a Junior Boys Javelin record that had stood since 1966. John Hall had held the record at 48.21 metres until Egland registered a throw of 49.87 metres.

The Colts’ Carter Tuplin set a new record in the Senior Boys 80 Metres Hurdles in 13.96 seconds to surpass the 1991 record of Lance Wall of 14.10 seconds.

The Colts’ Rowan Reimer took out a 1977 record belonging to Nolan Shaheen when he ran the distance in 2:03.10.

The Colt’s Elijah Siemens set a new record of 2.60 Metres in the Senior Boys Pole Vault.

The Colts’ Landon Phair set the record in the Senior Boys Quad and Gull Lake’s Brooklyn Leppa set the record in the Senior Girls Quad.

Four new records were also set in the 4 x 100 Metre relays. All Saints set a new record of 55.40 seconds in Bantam Girls. The Colts set a record in Intermediate Boys in 47.17 seconds. The Ardens set a Junior Girls record in 46.54 seconds. The Colts also set a record in Senior Boys in 44.65 seconds.  

Rondeau topped the Bantam Girls aggregate standings with 40 points. Cabri’s Cade Napper won the Bantam Boys aggregate title with 31 points.

The Ardens’ Emily McCleary won the Intermediate Girls Division with 40 points, while Duclos won the Intermediate Boys title with 40 points as well.

Egland won the Junior Boys title with the maximum 40 points. The Ardens’ Thiessen and Callie Ebner shared the Junior Girls crown with 38 points.

The Colts’ Kaleb McBurney topped the Senior Boys standings with 34 points. The Ardens’ Olami Akinfiresoye won the Senior Girls title with 38 points in her final home meet.

SHSAA Track and Field Provincials will be held on June 7-8 in Saskatoon.