Provincial track and field playoffs underway

Over 200 athletes participated in the White Section Meet on May 16, 2018. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

The Swift Current Comp. was the site of a pair of SHSAA Section track and field meets held on May 15-16 as athletes from across the Southwest were in action.

The top-four finishers in each event advanced to the District Meet, which will be held in Swift Current on May 23. The top-two finishers in each Midget, Junior, and Senior event at Districts will advance to SHSAA Provincials in Prince Albert on June 1-2.

The Blue Section meet was held on Tuesday with over 300 athletes in action. The three older division aggregate standings were dominated by Swift Current Comp. athletes.

The Colts’ Emmett Guider and Gull Lake’s Aiden Slade tied atop the Senior Boys standings with 30 points apiece. The Ardens’ Kalea Sauder topped the Senior Girls standings with the maximum 40 points.

Colts’ speedster Scott Joseph also accumulated the maximum 40 points to top the Junior Boys Division, while the Ardens’ Maddy McCleary stood atop the Junior Girls Division with 38 points.

Swift Current’s Ashley McDonald won the Midget Girls Division with 40 points, while teammate Rhett Vavra topped the Junior Boys Division with 38 points.

Vanguard’s Elijah Harden finished atop the Bantam Boys aggregate standings with 30 Boys. The Bantam Girls competition finished in a three-way tie for top spot between Wymark’s Hillary Lacelle and Jaycee Berggren and All-Saints’ Paris Appel.

The Shaunavon Shadows and Silhouettes were the class of the White Section meet on Wednesday, which featured approximately 230 athletes.

Shaunavon’s Kortlyn Fuller won the Senior Girls Division with 40 points, while teammate Lane Pritchard topped the Senior Boys aggregate standings with 38 points.

The Leader Saints had a good showing in the Junior Division. Leader’s Jackson Sitter topped the Junior Boys Division with 38 points. Leader’s Lauren Fyke and Maple Creek’s Morgan Robinson tied for top spot in Junior Girls with 28 points each.


Shaunavon’s Bryden Tremere and Maple Creek’s Sydney Murphy tied for top spot in the Midget Girls Division with 30 points each. Val Marie’s Alex Waldner picked up the win in the Midget Girls Division with 38 points.

Shaunavon’s Elizabeth Bennett added another title for the Silhouettes with 38 points to win Bantam Girls, while Skyler Craft of Success won the Bantam Boys Division with 36 points.