The sun and all participating athletes shone brightly at the School District 20 elementary school track and field meet at Haley Park on Tuesday.
About 250 athletes from eight schools participated in the annual event with lots of parent and student volunteers ensuring the meet ran like clockwork.
“The weather was perfect. The track was fast as 16 records were broken, 10 of them on the track,” said organizer and Fruitvale Elementary School teacher Brian Baldwin in an email.
The meet ran the longer events like the 800-metre and 1,500-m. races a week earlier to leave enough time for the 100 or so events organizers had to run on Tuesday.
Fruitvale’s Macy Verigin set two records for Grade-5 girls in the 400 metre and the high jump, while school mate Josh Mason broke three records for Grade-4 boys in the 100-m, 800-m, and 4×100 relay. Mason also won first in the long jump and took the overall individual award for Grade-4 boys.
Glenmerry’s Megan Caron took top honours in Grade-4 girls, while Simon Hills of MacLean won the individual title for Grade 5 boys, and Verigin took the girls Grade 5 title. In Grade 6, Ethan Jang of Rossland Secondary was all around top boys athlete, while the girls saw a three-way tie between Eva D’Odorico of RSS, Camryn Haines of Fruitvale, and Ella Mayer of St. Michael’s. Jackson Konklin of St. Michaels and Josh Fogul of Kinnaird tied for top boys award in Grade 7, while Glenmerry’s Emma Caron won it in the girls division.