SWAC Track and Field
Over 100 athletes from across the Southwest were in Saskatoon for the SHSAA Track and Field Provincial Championships on Friday and Saturday.
95 South West Athletic Conference high school students were among the competitors at Griffith’s Stadium and combined to win a total of 10 medals. The 10 different medal winners from seven different schools totaled two gold, three silver, and five bronze medals at Provincials this year.
Herbert’s Layton Dueck was the first Southwest athlete to medal on Friday when he placed third in Senior Boys Long Jump to edge Vanguard’s Christopher Giesbrecht by only three centimetres for the bronze medal with a 6.33-metre leap.
Swift Current freshman Marcus Kouri was the second Southwest athlete to hit the podium when he placed third in the Midget Boys 100 Metre Hurdles in 14.80 seconds.
Maple Creek’s Wyatt Ramsay used a 5.64-metre leap to win bronze in Midget Boys Long Jump.
Frontier’s Payton Miller won the Southwest’s first gold medal with a 31.99-metre throw in Junior Girls Discus.
Swift Current’s Reid Fritzke added a silver medal on Saturday morning in Junior Boys Discus with a 34.72-metre throw.
Giesbrecht got his provincial medal on Saturday when he won bronze in Senior Boys Triple Jump with a 13.37-metre effort.
Shaunavon’ Adam Peterson added a bronze medal in the Junior Boys High Jump on Saturday when he cleared 1.75 metres.
Shaunavon’s Eric Sutter continued the Southwest’s discus success when he placed second in Senior Boys Discus with a 39.71-metre throw to win silver. The event was won by former Swift Current resident Matthew Doepker, now of Humboldt, with a 40.09-metre toss.
Val Marie's Lane Harbor won silver in Senior Boys High Jump, clearing the bar at 1.91 metres on Saturday, only two centrimetres below the winning jump of Derrek Sawatzky of Osler.
Frontier’s Melissa Peacock won the Southwest’s final medal, and second gold medal, with a 36.31-metre throw in Junior Girls Javelin on Saturday.