It was a record-breaking weekend at the Boeing Indoor Classic/Manitoba Indoor Age Class Provincial Championship on March 1st and 2nd at the Jim Daly Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Manitoba.
Not only was it a record-breaking weekend but it was a weekend of strong performances and personal bests for Prairie Storm Athletics as almost every team members broke their personal best over the weekend! Ben, Taine, Daxx, Riley, Lara, Shelby, Wil, Jorja, Daniele, Peighton, and Jacob all set new personal bests or indoor personal bests.
Not only did personal best performances highlight the weekend but several athletes found themselves on the podium. Lara Denbow was the first to stand on the podium finished 2nd in the U18 Women’s 400m. She set a new indoor personal best time on her way to silver just ahead of Peighton Johnson who ran her way to an indoor personal best time and a 4th place overall finish. She was the 3rd fastest Manitoban. Daniele Dyck was next on the podium with a Gold medal performance in the U20 Women’s 60m with a blazing personal best time of 7.72 seconds! Friday night finished with Ben Perrett on the podium with a Silver medal in the U20 men’s 400m with a new indoor personal best time of 50.45 seconds!
Saturday once again started with Lara Denbow on the podium with a Gold Medal this time in the U18 Women’s High Jump. She followed that up with a personal best run in the 800m to finish 4th and just miss the podium. Teammate Caitlin Meyers found herself on the podium in the U20 Women’s 800m with a 3rd place finish in the event. Daxx Turner was next on the podium with a Gold Medal in the U18 Men’s High Jump. He quickly finished his high jump event and went straight to triple jump where he had a performance to remember!
Turner, of Neepawa, who previously set a new Manitoba U18 triple jump record this season set a new Provincial record with an outstanding jump of 14.44m destroying his previously set record of 13.93m. Not only does this set a new provincial record, but the jump breaks the former meet record of 13.89m which was set in 1996. It also breaks the U20 meet record of 13.76m. CONGRATULATIONS DAXX!!!
The success for the team continued in the triple jump as Riley Neufeld added 54cm to his previous personal best jump to set a new best of 12.75m which put him into 3rd place and earned him a Bronze medal.
Daniele Dyck earned herself a second Gold medal over the weekend in the U20 Women’s 200m with a personal best time of 25.45 seconds. While in the men’s U20 200m Ben Perrett picked up his second podium finish this time a Bronze with a personal best time of 23.09.
Full meet results for all of our athletes can be found at: http://athleticsmanitoba.com/events/RealTimeResults/2019BoeingClassic/