By Joel van der Veen
YORKTON — Local high school athletes were among the hundreds who competed at the provincial track and field meet at Yorkton’s Century Field on June 5 and 6.
Jade Peters, a former Hanley student who now studies at Rosthern Junior College, took home several medals in the senior girls division, including a gold in high jump with a result of 1.64 metres, and a silver in triple jump with a result of 11.21 metres.
The West Central junior boys relay team — which included Shane Lafontaine of Loreburn Central School — captured the gold medal in the 4 x 100-metre relay race, with a total time of 45.68 seconds in the final.
Lafontaine also earned the bronze medal in the junior boys long jump, completing a jump of 6.03 metres. His teammates on the relay team included Jae Evans and Matthew Jones, both of Dinsmore, and Kevin Stockman of Beechy.
Meanwhile, the West Central senior girls relay team took the bronze medal in their 4 x 100-metre race, with a result of 51.21 seconds in the final.
That team included Cheyanne Sincennes of Kenaston, Maddy Vollmer of Loreburn, Nicole Anhorn of Elrose, and Justine Jorgenson from Outlook’s Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute (LCBI).
Megan Fehr from Hanley Composite School received the bronze medal in the midget girls pole vault with a result of 2.10 metres.
Competing from Davidson were Jacob Schilling, Emily Read, Travis Nelson and Ben Nykiforuk. Craik School was represented by Carson Kearns and Hayley Folk.
Kenaston students competing in the events included Kaitlyn Yelich, Dawson George, Alyssa Evashenko, Jesse Boot and Cheyanne Sincennes.
Loreburn Central School was represented by Brianna Jess, Tori Rendall, Shane Lafontaine and Maddy Vollmer, while Leah Hundeby, a former Loreburn student now studying at Caronport High School, also competed in the events.
Hanley Composite School students competing in the events included Megan Fehr, Kianna Dietz and Carissa Williams.
The West Central district, which includes Davidson, Loreburn and Kenaston, earned the distinction of scoring the most points per thousand students with a total of 741.5 points.
The weekend also saw a record of nearly half a century broken, when Jae Evans of Dinsmore jumped 6.96 metres in the junior boys long jump, beating the record set in 1967 by 23 cm.
Evans was also the junior boys aggregate winner, taking five provincial gold medals in the 100-metre dash, long jump, high jump, triple jump and the 4 x 100-metre relay.
For complete results, please pick up a copy of the June 15 print edition of The Davidson Leader.