Only one Westman school came away with a medal from the first day of the provincial high school track and field championships on Thursday in Winnipeg.
The Prairie Mountain varsity girls’ medley relay team from Somerset ran their final in four minutes 27.61 seconds to claim a bronze medal.
Winnipeg’s Vincent Massey Trojans won gold with a time of 4:14.76.
The Trojans varsity boys’ team set a new meet record at 3:35.68. Neelin finished fourth in a time of 3:49.76, about four seconds shy of a medal. Brandon’s Vincent Massey Vikings came in fifth in the junior varsity boys’ medley, while Prairie Mountain was the top Westman team in the junior varsity girls’ event with a 10th place finish.
In the 1,500-metre finals, Neepawa’s Logan Young finished eighth in the varsity boys’ event with a time of 4:19.94, while Massey’s Daniel Lysack was the top Westman runner in the JV boys’ event with his 11th place finish and a time of 4:40.89. Prairie Mountain’s Toni Conrad was 15th in the JV girls’ race at 5:47.67, with Kristen Timmerman of Treherne placing 16th in the varsity girls’ event with a time of 5:43.34.
The 100m sprint and 4x400m relay finals are set for today along with finals in some of the high jump, shot put, javelin and long jump events.
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