The Royal Legion Track and Field Meet ran Saturday as the B.C. Athletic Association sanctioned event attracted athletes from across the Kootenays Saturday at Haley Park.

The Royal Legion Track and Field Meet ran Saturday as the B.C. Athletic Association sanctioned event attracted athletes from across the Kootenays Saturday at Haley Park.

Records fall at Legion Meet

Led by a piper from the Trail Pipe Band and flag-bearing members of local Legions, the opening ceremony welcomed would-be track stars anxious to run, jump and throw their way onto the podium.

Close to 60 athletes gathered on a sun-soaked Haley Park field Saturday for the Royal Canadian Legion Track Meet.

With a limited number of participants, many events were completed without running heats, but some outstanding performances were turned in with 19 track records set in the over 150 events.

Trail Track and Field Club’s (TTFC) Elizabeth Mayer dominated the 10-year-old female division winning the 60-metre hurdles and sprint, 100-metre dash, 600-m run, the shot-put, high jump and the long jump, setting records in five of the events.

http://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/traildailytimes/.DIR288/tdt-hurdles05-04-11.jpg

Her closest test was in the 100-metre dash where she eclipsed her rival by two-tenths of a second, finishing in 16 seconds flat.

“The Mayer girl did really well, for it being her first year with the club,” said organizer and TTFC coach Dan Horan.

In the 10-year-old boys, Nathan Baldwin from Fruitvale Elementary took home first-place ribbons in the 100-metre dash and 60-metre hurdles with a second in the high jump.

Other track club notables included Hanna Shulze who finished first in the nine-year-old 60-metre hurdles, and shot put, outdistancing even the 11- and 13-year olds.

Along with Shulz and Mayer, “Nadia Pettigrew did really well, she’s a pretty quick little runner,” said Horan.

Pettigrew owned the girls 12-year old division with wins in the 80-metre hurdles, 100-metre dash, and long jump.

TTFC 12-year-old boys athlete Griffin Tatangelo also excelled with second place finishes in the 80-metre hurdles, long jump, 100-metre dash and shot put.

http://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/traildailytimes/.DIR288/tdt-longjump05-04-11.jpg

The 12-year-old age group is a difficult group as results depends a lot on development.

“You can do well or you can run into someone who has matured earlier and is that more competitive,” said Horan.

For Tatangelo, his nemesis proved to be Creston’s Scott Griffioen who finished first ahead of him in three events, setting track records in the 300-metre run and the high jump.

The 13-year-olds and older age groups were comprised solely of East Kootenay athletes where Daniel Anikina of Fernie led the competitive 16-17-year age group.

Anikina, a member of the provincial track team, broke the 100-metre dash record, 11.55 seconds, and the 400 metre record with a speedy 54.9 seconds.

Just Posted

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

South Slocan’s Ti Loran is among the recipients of this year’s Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Neil Muth Memorial Scholarships awarded to 4 students

Students in Creston, South Slocan and Revelstoke are sharing the honour

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

A wildfire near Cottonwood Lake was put out by Nelson firefighters Sunday night. Photo: Submitted
Wildfire extinguished near Cottonwood Lake

Lightning-caused fire was near one of Nelson’s water sources

West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air leaving Castlegar airport in July

The airline says market can’t handle two airlines

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Most Read