Seven members of Prairie Storm Athletics were members of Team Manitoba this past weekend, competing in the Western Canada Challenge, or Tri-Province Meet. The team competed against athletes from Alberta and Saskatchewan. Overall, Team Manitoba finished the meet in 3rd place however athletes from the club competed brought home 4 individual medals and 3 medals in the relay.
Ben Perrett finished his season on a major high medalling and setting new personal bests in two individual events and a relay! He opened the meet on Friday running in the 800m where is captured bronze with a new personal best 2:05.46, smashing his old personal best by a whopping 6 seconds. He followed that race up on Saturday, with a gold medal in the 300m, once again shattering his personal best setting the new mark at 37.71. Ben was a member of the Manitoba 4x100m team on Saturday night, but unfortunately the team dropped the baton while leading the race. Ben’s strong efforts continued as he competed in a challenging third event of the weekend, the 200m. Although not Ben’s favourite race he cruised through the 200m heats and into the 200m on Sunday, finishing that race with a respectable 24.73. After a short recovery in 30 degree temperatures Ben ran an impressive opening 400m in the Medley Relay and the team came through finishing 1st!
Amy Klippenstein was the second club member to set a new personal best over the weekend as she finally broke 60 seconds in the 400m, going 59.67 to capture 3rd! This coming after Amy also placed 5th in the 800m on Friday night. Her weekend continued as a member of both the 4x100m team and 4x400m team’s that unfortunately were unable to reach the podium.
Morgan Ramsay had another impressive weekend on the track as she cruised through her heats in both the 100m and 200m qualifying for finals in both races. In both finals Morgan ran extremely well finishing 4th in 100m and 6th in the 200m against some very impressive competition. She was able to earn some hardware over the weekend as a member of the bronze medal 4x100m team on Saturday night!
Daniele Dyck had a strong showing over the weekend as well. She advanced through 100m heats to finals on Saturday and had a terrific final, finishing 2nd! She followed that up with another 100m on Saturday night in the 4x100m relay helping Team Manitoba finish 3rd! On Sunday, she advanced to 200m finals but due to the heat, short rest time and multiple races prior, the Team Manitoba coaches did not allow her to run in the finals as a safety precaution.
Bea Levin was able to set a new PB in the 100m hurdles and jump well in both the Long Jump and High Jump while battling a very painful case of shin splints. Charlot Butler and Zoie Forgue both ran well in the 100m and 200m but were both unable to qualify for finals. Charlot narrowly missing finals in 9th spot. Zoie and Charlot both did run on Manitoba’s 4x100m B relay team finishing 6th!