Sauder places fifth in Pentathlon


Swift Current’s Kalea Sauder placed fifth in the Women’s Pentathlon at the Canada West Track and Field Championship in Saskatoon on Friday.

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies rookie athlete had a steady performance throughout the day, never finishing below sixth in any of the five events.

Her best result came in the long jump in fourth spot with a top effort of 5.30 metres. She placed fifth in the high jump by clearing the bar at 1.53 metres. Sauder also placed fifth in the 800 metres in 2:36.15.

She placed sixth in the 60 metre hurdles (9.39 seconds) and the shot put (9.72 metres).

The Huskies won the Canada West women’s team title for a third straight year.

Leader’s Jackson Sitter, a rookie with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, placed 12th in the triple jump with 12.59-metre top jump.