Six members of Prairie Storm Athletics headed for the James Daly Fieldhouse at the University of Manitoba on Saturday, February 6th to compete in the Bison Classic, which hosted teams from the University of North Dakota, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Lethbridge University, Lakehead University, U of Alberta, University of Calgary, along with a few club teams. The University of Manitoba Bisons captured the overall team event for the 2nd year in a row.
The day started with the Open Women’s 300m. Charlot Butler posted a new personal best time in the race with a 45.81, while Zoie Forgue, competing in her first indoor meet of the season, finished with a 48.07, a new personal best, just ahead ahead of teammate Kiera Senbeil’s 50.80. All three girls ran very well at the challenging sprint distance.
In the Women’s Open 60m hurdles Jensyn Baron and Kiera Senbeil were getting adjusted to new and higher hurdle heights. Kiera was able to finish 12th with an 11.76 just ahead of Jensyn who finished 13th with 12.18.
Charlot, Zoie, Kiera and Jensyn all went into the Women’s 60m race and were joined by teammate Morgan Ramsay for her only race of the day. Morgan got out of blocks well and cruised to the finish line in a time of 8.30, good enough for 16th overall and a spot in the B final. Charlot was right on Morgan’s heals for the race, same heat, finishing with a time of 8.54 just shy of her personal best time. Zoie’s 8.72 (Pb) just beat Jensyn’s 8.73 while Kiera was just back at 8.93.
In the Men’s Open 60m, Taine Middleton posted a fast 7.75 just shy of his season’s and personal best time as the youngest athlete in the competition. The event was won by Tevaugh Campbell (U of R) who happens to be 8 years older than Taine. Taine continued his day in the Long Jump but struggled to find his rhythm down the runway only managing to jump a 4.84m.
Charlot also took part in the Long Jump but she too struggled to find her rhythm at the end of the day after two track events jumping a 4.49m.
Overall, the athletes did very well and shook out the nerves of competing against University athletes! The meet was an excellent tune up for the athletes as they now begin prepare for the last indoor meet of the season, the Boeing Indoor Track and Field Championships, which double at the Provincial Indoor Championships.