Keiran Shankowsky leaps over a hurdle on route to a first-place ribbon in the Boys 11-year-old 60-metre competition at the West Kootenay Outdoor Track Meet in Trail on May 5. (Cassidy Shankowsky Photo)

East Kootenay Track and Field team members place well in Trail

Trio of local athletes win several ribbons at West Kootenay Outdoor Track Meet on May 5

The East Kootenay Track and Field team sent a delegation of three young athletes to the 2018 West Kootenay Outdoor Track Meet, in Trail on May 5, and they experienced a great deal of success.

Cranbrook’s Keiran Shankowsky led the way for the club, capturing first place in six separate categories in the Boys 11-year-old division including the 60-metre dash, the 100-metre dash, the 600-metre run, the 60-metre hurdles, high jump and long jump.

Competing in the Girls nine-year-old division, Kara Renzie won first place in the 600-metre run and second place in both the 60-metre dash and 100-metre dash.

17-year-old Michael Doll, meanwhile, placed second in long jump and triple jump, and captured third place in the 100-metre dash.

Overall, the Trail competition had over 100 athletes participating, with 20 different schools or clubs represented from across the region.

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