On the right track

Correlieu and QJS take on track and field athletes from around the province at provincials.

Christina Lawrence tosses a javelin at the Track and Field provincials in Langley.

Christina Lawrence tosses a javelin at the Track and Field provincials in Langley.

Correlieu and QJS athletes found personal success in Langley last weekend, competing in the track and field provincials and finding that extra bit of punch to push their performances forward.

“Everyone did well, all improved and achieved personal bests,” Correlieu track coach Pat Marsh said.

Grade 11 Correlieu student Brayden McCall just missed a ribbon, placing ninth overall in men’s javelin.

Konrad Teetzen ran faster than he had before beating his best time in 200m and 400m. Katrina MacLean beat her best in both the 1500m and 800m.

For the QJS students, Cole Dinsdale placed 18th in the 800m run with a personal best time of 2:12 min. Justin MacDonald placed 11th in the 100m hurdles, running a consistent 17.37 seconds. Christina Lawrence competed against senior level athletes in the Javelin. She placed 15th with a personal best throw of 28.62m.

Correlieu’s Katelyn Godsoe and James Olauson, who had qualified for provincials, could not attend, while QJS’s Olivia Baptiste got ill before the competition and couldn’t make the trip.

Up next for all Correlieu and QJS athletes is the Spruce Capital Track meet in Prince George this coming Saturday and Sunday. Athletes eight years-old to masters will be competing. Any elementary school athletes interested can register with P.G. Track.

 

Quesnel Cariboo Observer