SCCHS athletes lead Rolling Hills Sectional

The Rolling Hills Sectional was held in Swift Current May 17. Southwest Booster photo by Steven Mah

Swift Current Comp. athletes topped all six divisions they competed in at the Rolling Hills Sectional in Swift Current Wednesday.

Grade 11 Logan Fritzke topped the Senior Boys aggregate standings with 30 points, while teammate Mikayla Swallow topped the Senior Girls Division with 38 points.

Kalea Sauder compiled the maximum 40 points to top the Junior Girls Division, while Kayden Dudley topped Junior Boys with 32 points.

Kalea Sauder (right) won the Junior Girls 80 Metre Hurdles in 12.34 seconds on her home track.

Ashley MacDonald topped Midget Girls with 36 points, while teammate Scott Joseph won Midget Boys with 38 points.

Gull Lake’s Baylee Kirwan won the Bantam Girls title with 31 points, while O.M. Irwin’s Rhett Vavra topped Bantam Boys with 38 points.

The third and final Sectional meet will be held on Thursday in Swift Current when students compete in the Cypress Hills Sectional.

Hodgeville’s Ben Kerr cleared the bar at 1.55 metres to tie for top spot in Junior Boys High Jump.
Southwest Booster photo by Steven Mah

A total of 27 new records were set on the all-weather track with a steady tailwind blowing towards the finish line of the sprinting events and in the jumping pits.

Swallow led the way with three new Senior Girls records. She set the mark in the 100 Metre Dash in 12.88 seconds. Swallow also established a new record in Long Jump at 4.74 metres and Discus at 28.30 metres.

Vavra added a pair of records in Bantam Boys when he finished the 200 Metres in 25.08 seconds and sailed 5.42 metres in Long Jump.

Joseph also set a pair of new standards in the Midget Boys division. He set new records in Long Jump at 5.88 metres and Triple Jump at 12.41 metres.

The Bantam Boys division had the most record-breaking performances with seven in total. École Centennial’s Shane Friesen broke the 100 Metres Dash record in 11.99 seconds. Waldeck’s Justin Dueck added a new mark in the 800 Metres in 2:35.64. Gull Lake’s Sommer Janzen ran the 1,500 Metres in 5:25.53 to establish a new record. Waldeck’s Jesse Patzer added a Javelin record with a 35.98-metre toss. The final Bantam Boys record came from O.M. Irwin in the 4×100 Metre Relay in 55.27 seconds.

The Junior Girls division followed with six records on the day, four of them coming from the host Swift Current Ardens. Dani Messer sped around the bend to set a new record in the 200 Metres in 26.40 seconds. Teammate Jenna MacDonald added a record in the 400 Metres in 1:08.81. Kalea Sauder joined her record-breaking teammates in the 80 Metre Hurdles in 12.34 seconds and broke the 100 Metre Dash record in 12.28 seconds. The Ardens teamed up to set a new mark in the 4×100 Metre Relay in 53.52 seconds. The final Junior Girls record was set by Herbert’s Courtney Funk in 12:27.72 in the 3,000 Metres.

Wymark’s Hillary Lacelle added a new record in the Bantam Girls 80 Metre Hurdles in 15.59 seconds, while Ponteix’s Rhianna Ross established a new standard of 8.69 metres in Shot Put. Wymark’s Kaitlyn Berggren also set a new Bantam Girls 200 Metres record in 28.62 seconds.

Two Midget Girls records fell on Wednesday. Swift Current’s Ashley MacDonald set a new record in the 100 Metre Dash in 12.60 seconds, while teammate Brielle Wall finished the 80 Metre Hurdles in 13.02 seconds.

Ponteix’s Janick Lacroix ran his way into the record books in the Midget Boys 3,000 Metres in 10:46.97. Swift Current’s Dalton Chalk added a record in the Junior Boys 200 Metres in 24.41 seconds.

The Swift Current Colts added two records in the Senior Boys Division when Wesley Aibi finished the 100 Metres in 11.17 seconds and Eric Wiebe reached the finish line in 15.66 seconds in the 100 Metre Hurdles.