It was kick off the outdoor season for many of the Prairie Storm athletes this week with two meets on the high school schedule! Athletes finally had the chance to assess their training efforts after some downtime from the Boeing Indoor Championships and the results speak volumes about how well training has gone for the athletes.
GVC/NPC Invitational was held on Wednesday, May 11th with Caitlin, Jensyn, Tanner, Taine, Ben, Ben and Zoie all taking part.
100m – Zoie placed 2nd in JV girls with a 14.42 into a strong headwind while Jensyn picked up 6th in Varsity girls race. Taine placed 3rd overall in the JV boys, while Ben placed 19th and Tanner 22nd into very strong headwinds.
200m – Zoie continued her strong performance on the day, only one day after having some teeth pulled by placing 2nd in the JV girls. Taine narrowly missed 3rd, placing 4th for JV boys, while Jensyn grabbed 1st place in the Varsity girls section!
400m – Ben P had a strong 57.05 to pick up 1st place while Ben R ran strong and good for 7th both in JV boys. Caitlin picked up 12th in the JV girls race.
800m – Ben P dominated the JV boys race winning by over 7 full seconds, while Caitlin placed 11th in the JV girls race.
4x100m – the JV boys relay section was an all Prairie Storm team which placed 2nd overall in their first relay action of the season!
Long Jump and Triple Jump – Tanner opened up the season with 1st place in both jumps events and new personal bests in doing so!
Neepawa Track Attack – Friday, May 13th, had even more Storm athletes with Amy and Kiera joining the same athletes from Wednesday, minus Caitlin.
It was almost Prairie Storm like conditions to start the day with negative temperature’s, snow and wind but it didn’t stop the athletes from continuing strong performances to open the season!
100m – Zoie’s great week continued placing 1st in the 100m with a new PB 13.21! In the Varsity girls race Jensyn and Kiera battled it out with Jensyn edging Kiera for 4th and a new PB in the process! Taine showed his speed in the JV boys race posting an impressive 11.68, new PB for 1st while Ben R picked up 6th overall!
80mH – It was Kiera’s turn to edge Jensyn in this race with Kiera picking up 2nd and Jensyn 3rd in a side by side battle!
200m – 1st place for Zoie once again today with a 28.45, new PB! Jensyn had herself another PB and a 3rd place finish the Varsity girls race, while Taine continued with fast times on the day and picked up 2nd in the JV boys race!
400m – It was a 1, 2 finish for Amy and Zoie in the JV girls race with Amy finishing in 1:04.46 in strong winds just ahead of Zoie. Ben P bested his personal best on the day with a new PB of 55.68 for 1st place ahead of teammate Ben R who grabbed 3rd!
800m – Amy’s strong start to the season continued with a 1st place finish in the JV girls race as well! In today’s race Ben once again dominated this time winning by almost 20 full seconds to claim 1st place for his fourth first place finish of the week. Congratulations Ben!
LJ and TJ- Kiera showed her stuff and grabbed 1st overall with a commanding leading jump of the day in Varsity girls long jump! Tanner once again placed 1st overall in the Long Jump but short of his season’s best distance, and picked up 2nd overall in the triple jump.
4x100m – today’s race was much faster for the boys with a 47.20 although the team was disqualified for a late pass!
All in all it was an excellent start to the season for the athletes who competed so far this week. Bea, Charlot along with Kiera will be competing in the Manitoba Spring Open on Saturday, May 14th to open up their outdoor season this week as well. Best of luck ladies!