Prince Rupert track team gets fifth at Prince George meet

Fresh off their impressive showing at the Terrace meet two weeks ago, the Charles Hays track and field team only got better on their recent trip to Prince George as the club finished fifth out of 13 competing teams.

Among the dominant performers was Kevin Rioux. The star student claimed three first-place finishes in long, high and triple jumps and finished third in the 16-17 year-old boys' category of the 100-metre dash.

Lars Larsson showed fatigue was a non-factor in his first-place 1,500 metre finish and three second-place qualifiers in the 18-19 year-old boys' high-jump, long-jump and discus.

Kory McSorley claimed second in triple-jump and four third-place showings including the 18-19 year-old boys' long-jump, discus, 100-metre and 400-metre races.

Teammate Jason Rioux took second-place in the 300 m run and third in high-jump and the 100-metre dash in the 14-15 year-old boys' category.

Caile Kendal scored second in 16-17 year-old boys' high-jump with Joey Shaw following closely behind him at third, and Kody Deschamps took third-place in the 800 m race.

The results speak to an immediate impact Charles Hays' new coach Dighton Haynes is having on the team, coming over from Terrace and bringing a wealth of teaching experience with him.

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