Springhill to make itself known at provincial meet
SPRINGHILL: Springhill High School Track athletes are pumped up and ready to run and throw at the Provincial Track and Field meet this weekend in Halifax.
For many of the athletes it will be their first time to race in the big show and it will also be the first time not running on a dirt track.
"It will be an entirely new experience than what they are use to," Track Coach Brad Moore said. "Times should be quicker on the synthetic track and it's electric timing. The starting gun is wired into the clock, so the times are very accurate."
How does Moore think his team will perform?
"I think we're going to do well. The other athletes will know we're there, that's for sure. If they perform at their best there's a chance at some medals. I'm not going there expecting medals because that's not quite realistic but there is definitely some potential for medals."
The meet is a good chance to learn for future track meets.
"For most of them it's their first time so they are mostly there for the experience. Usually the first year is about the experience," Moore added.
The only athlete at SHS who has made it to the big show is Kyle MacDonald. Last year he won a gold medal in the high jump jr. division. This year the grade nine athlete is in the intermediate division.
The result of last weeks regional meet in Truro for athlete's attending provincials in Halifax are:
Jessica Capon - 2nd in the Jr. Girls 80m Hurdles.
Patricia Thompson - 4th in the Jr. Girls Javelin.
Justin Capon - 4th in the Intermediate Boys 100m.
Justin Capon - 4th in the Intermediate Boys Long Jump.
Kyle MacDonald - 2nd in the Intermediate Boys High Jump.
The 4x100 team came in 2nd. They are: Justin Capon, Deepak Karivelil, Kyle MacDonald and Jose Torres.
The U.N. 4x400 team came in 4th. They are: Kyle MacDonald (Canada), Jose Torres (Mexico), Shinji Morito (Japan) and Deepak Karivelil (India).