The David McKendrick Indoor Championship meet at York University marks the conclusion of a successful indoor season. Boardwalk RC trained and inspired 24 athletes to compete in various track and field events.
At the Championship meet Boardwalk athletes set 20 new personal bests! They won 5 Provincial championship medals. And set one age group record.
Tyke Natalie Burrows was a double medal winner. She placed 3rd in the 200m in a personal best time of 34.79, good for 3rd place. To top that she earned a silver medal in the 60m hurdles, also clocking a personal best time in the final of 11.90.
Atom Josh Chapman had a strong season in the hurdle events. He brought home Bronze at the championship. His time in the final was 11.41sec.
Mite Chloe Pilz showed her best 400m stuff at the championship. She also ran a personal best time of 1:23.17 to win Silver ate this meet.
And last but definitely not least was the Gold medal and age group record that Fiona Pavlovska set for 13 year olds in the 800m race walk event. Her time of 4:31.02 was 10 seconds better then the previous mark.
Here are the rest of the Boardwalk results, with asterisks denoting personal bests.
Chloe Pilz 400m 1:23.17*
Natalie Burrows 200m 34.79*; 1200m 4:51.56; 60mh 11.90*
Faith Chapman 400m 1:32.96*
Xavier Bird 800m 2:53.60*
Jack Loewen 800m 2:56.82*
Lucy Chapman 800m 2:44.01*; 1500m 5:21.29*
Taylor Bird 800m 3:03.89*
Evan Carter 200m 32.54; 60mh 11.97*
Josh Chapman 200m 36.42; 400m 1:19.08; 60mh 11.41*; LJ 3.44m*
William Gray 400m 1:10.61; 800m 2:41.82; 1500m 5:32.73
Charlie Pilz 400m 1:12.59; 800m 2:44.03
Charlie Mills 800m 2:40.92; 1500m 5:12.90*
Ben Loewen 800m 2:41.71*
Jackson McQuade 800m 2:41.80; 1500m 5:25.95*
Kalsia Rice 400m 1:12.12*; 60m 9.29*
Charlotte Melnyk 200m 40.20
Fiona Pavlovska 800mRW 4:31.02*; 1500m 5:36.75
Dominic Temple 800m 2:29.38*; 1500m 4:58.33*
The annual Team Duff vs Team Semes showdown took place along the boardwalk in the beach. This was the 29th instalment of the spring sprint.
Last year Team Duff hoisted the trophy. They won by the slimmest of margins. Amazingly, it was 8 seconds that separated these two teams after each teams top 9 runners had their times added together.
This year there was nothing close about it. Team Semes exacted revenge, and won by over 9 minutes despite the efforts of the fastest Boardwalk runner of the day Clarence Hung, 17:23.
Highlights: Boardwalk RC had 24 runners at the event. 9 runners went faster then 20 minutes. The top time was posted by Clarence Hung 17:23. Three of our 13 year old and younger group ran under 20 minutes, Charlie Mills (11yrold) 19:00 and Jackson McQuade (11yrold) 19:15. In the 2k kids race, Fiona Pavlovska (13 and under) won the race in 7:18, with Kalsia (13 and under) 5th in 7:43 and young Chloe Pilz (7-9 category) finished 2nd in her age and Alexandra Mills (7-9 category) old finished 4th in the same category.