The Manitoba Age Class Provincial Championships took place at the University of Manitoba, on June 22nd and 23rd, and it might have been a little fitting that a storm swept across Winnipeg before the meet got underway.
Jorja Hoad has a weekend to remember at just the right time as she captured Silver in both the Midget Women’s 100m and 200m events. She posted a new personal best 12.72 in the 100m, after going 12.87 seconds in the heats. She was the fastest of any Prairie Storm female runner in the 100m over the weekend. She then followed that up with a 26.87 second time in the 200m, also a personal best, and also the fasted time of any Prairie Storm female in the event. She finished just ahead of Lara Denbow, who was 5th, with a time of 27.35 seconds, and teammate Kensi Rainkie, 11th, 29.15 seconds. Rainkie finished 9th in the Midget Women’s 100m with a time of 14.44 seconds, just ahead of teammate Kayden Gudnason, 14.55 seconds.
In the Bantam Women’s 300m Jillian Perrett finished 4th with a time of 52.04, and was 4th again in the 800m with a new personal best time of 2:47.90. In the Midget Women’s 300m, Denbow picked up Gold with an impressive 42.42. Rainkie finished 8th, 45.25, and Gudnason finished 10th, 46.51. Shelby Gluska and Kailey Klippenstein both raced in the Midget Women’s 800m. Gluska finished 7th, 2:43.89, and Klippenstein 9th, 2:56.64. Storm teammates Gluska, Jenna Dubyts, and Klippenstein raced the 1200m event on Friday night finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th. In the 2000m event, Riley Shepherd finished 4th, with a time of 8:47.57.
Lara Denbow continued her success in the high jump with a Gold medal. She was unable to clear 1.70m and finished with a 1.65m height for the weekend.
In the Youth Women’s category, Daniele Dyck finished first in the 100m with a 12.76-second run, after posting a 13.33 in the heats. She finished 4th in the 200m, with a time of 26.94, just ahead of teammate Peighton Johnson in 7th with a 27.35. Johnson picked up herself a Gold medal in the 400m event with a time of 1:01.42. Just a tab slower than her personal best time that she set at the MHSAA Provincial High School Track and Field Championships.
In the Junior Women’s events, Zoie Forgue finished 2nd in the 100m, while Amy Klippenstein picked up a Bronze medal in the 400m event, with a time of 61.04 seconds. She almost picked up the double medal but ended up 4th in the 800m with a time of 2:30.04.
On the men’s side, Jacob Reimer had a tremendous weekend, one he won’t soon forget, as he finished 3rd in the Bantam boys 80m, 3rd in the 150m, and 3rd in the long jump!
Wil Miller Harms will remember his weekend for a while as he picked himself a 1st place finish in the Midget Men’s 100m, ahead of Tyson Chambers who finished 3rd. Wil posted a new personal best time of 11.95 while Chambers ran a fast 12.39. Tyson experienced some muscle soreness following the 100m and had to withdraw from the remainder of the competition. Miller Harms went on to pick up his second Gold medal of the weekend in the 200m with a new personal best time of 24.32.
In the Youth men’s 200m, Ben Perrett finished 4th with a new personal best 23.36 just ahead of former Prairie Storm Athletics teammate and friend Tanner Mann 23.54. In the 400m Ben earned himself a Gold medal and another personal performance of 50.31, while Tanner was 3rd with a personal best 51.54. Neepawa Tigers athlete Riley Neufeld finished that race with a time of 59.77.
In the field, Daxx Turner finished 4th in the high jump with a jump of 1.70m, he grabbed himself a Silver medal in the triple jump and a Gold in Javelin, just short of his personal bests in both events.