SWAC athletes haul in medals at Track and Field Provincials

The SCCHS Colts and Ardens won the team title at SHSAA Track and Field Provincials for a fifth straight year. SUBMITTED PHOTO

It was another dominating performance from the Swift Current Comp. Colts and Ardens at the SHSAA Track and Field Provincial Championship in Saskatoon on June 7-8. The Colts and Ardens won a fifth straight team title with 664.5 points, well ahead of Saskatoon Holy Cross with a 359 points in second place.

Leading the way for the Colts was rookie Kyler Duclos, who won all four of his events to claim the Intermediate Boys aggregate title. He won gold in the Triple Jump and set a new provincial record of 13.10 metres. Duclos also won gold in the 100 Metres in 11.73 seconds and the 200 Metres in 23.24 seconds. He added gold in Long Jump with a 6.36-metre jump.

Ardens’ rookie Emily McCleary won a pair of Intermediate Girls medals at provincials. She won gold in Long Jump with a top jump of 4.94 metres. She also won silver in Triple Jump with a distance of 10.70 metres.

Olami Akinfiresoye added a gold medal in the Senior Girls High Jump when she cleared the bar at 1.65 metres.

The Colts’ Karlson Orthner added gold in the Boys 100 Metre Wheelchair race in 29.85 seconds.

The Ardens’ Lyla Theissen added a pair of Junior Girls silver medals. She was second in the 80 Metre Hurdles in 12.72 seconds and in Pole Vault when she cleared the bar at 2.28 metres.

Colter Folk won a pair of silver medals in the Junior Boys distance events. He was second in the 1,500 Metres in 4:18.45. Folk was also second in the 3,000 Metres in 9:30.09.

Carter Tuplin added silver for the Colts in the Senior Boys 100 Metre Hurdles in 14.39 seconds.

Colts athletes also won silver in three different relays. The team of Keegan Jensen, Ryan Ugalino, Elliot Jahnke, and Kyler Duclos were second in the Intermediate Boys 4 x 100 Metres. The Senior Boys 4 x 100 Metres team of Derric Dulatre, Rohne Foster, Rowan Reimer, and Carter Tuplin also won silver.

The team of Kyler Duclos, Rowan Reimer, Jackson Tuplin, and Carter Tuplin also won silver in the Open Boys 4 x 400 Metres.

Elliot Jahnke added bronze in the Intermediate Boys 100 Metre Hurdles in 15.20 seconds.

Isaac Siemens also won bronze in the Intermediate Boys Pole Vault when he cleared the bar at 2.28 metres.

Jackson Tuplin added a bronze medal in the Junior Boys 100 Metre Hurdles in 14.55 seconds.

Eastend’s Jace Egland won the Junior Boys aggregate title as well. The versatile athlete easily won gold in the Javelin with a 53.14-metre throw. He added a silver medal in the Shot Put with a top throw of 13.22 metres. He was fourth in the 100 Metres in 11.76 seconds and ninth in Discus.

Gull Lake’s Keegan Jensen won gold in the Intermediate Boys 400 Metres in 55.53 seconds.

Gull Lake’s Brooklyn Leppa added gold in the Junior Girls Quad with 2,142 points. She was first in the 100 Metres in 13.03 seconds and the 800 Metres in 2:38.42. She also placed second in Long Jump and 13th in Shot Put.

Vanguard’s Jessy Hitchcock won silver in the Intermediate Boys Long Jump and Triple Jump. He was second in Long Jump at 5.73 metres and in Triple Jump at 12.35 metres.

Gull Lake’s Brynne Leppa rounded out the Southwest medal winners with silver in the Senior Girls Discus with a top throw of 29.60 metres.