A pair of Brandonites earned medals during the second day of the provincial high school track and field championships in Winnipeg.
Kytrina Reid of the Vincent Massey Vikings leapt 1.45 metres in the junior varsity girls’ high jump event to earn a bronze medal. Deloraine’s Ella Claque and Killarney’s Tayler Blatchford also cleared 1.45 metres, but placed fourth and fifth, respectively, based on a countback. Paige Morris of Kildonan East won gold with her jump of 1.56 metres.
Meanwhile, Neelin’s Keegan Herperger won a bronze medal in the varsity boys’ javelin with his toss of 47.41 metres. Kelvin’s Borzah Yankey topped everyone at 57 metres.
Those two weren’t the only Westman athletes to reach the podium on Friday. Caitlin Wilkinson from Ste. Rose won gold in varsity girls’ high jump after clearing 1.59 metres, while Neepawa’s Cole Tardiff won bronze in varsity boys’ high jump with a leap of 1.80 metres. Treherne’s Teri Soldier earned a bronze in varsity girls’ shot put with a toss of 9.72 metres.
Massey’s Tyler Rowan placed sixth in the JV boys’ 100m dash with a time of 11.79 seconds, while Junior Richard from Gladstone’s William Morton Collegiate was sixth in the junior varsity boys’ shot put.
In the tetrathlon, William Morton’s Brenden Cowan sits second in the varsity boys’ ranks after two events with 1,345 points, while Neelin’s Sam Coey is tied for third in the JV boys’ competition with 1,060 points. Madison DeRoo from Somerset’s Prairie Mountain High School is in third in the JV girls’ tetrathlon after two events with 968 points, and Neepawa’s Amy Todoruk is fourth in the varsity girls’ tetrathlon with 1,119 points.
The track and field provincials wrap up today with 44 event finals.
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