The first round of school meets has begun and Boardwalk RC runners have marked their place at the front of the packs.
In Grade 4 competition on May 19th at Birchmount Stadium, Jack Loewen placed 2nd in the 1500m and 6th in the 800m. Cooper Loblaw was 7th in the 400m. Natalie Burrows was 10th in 60mH and 2nd in 200m.
In the grade 5 races the boys swept all distances from 200m to 1500m on May 19th. Calvin Warrillow took the 200m as well as a victory in the Triple Jump, Charlie Pilz won both the 400m and the 800m, and Charlie Mills won the 1500m and placed second to his team mate in the 800m. Josh Chapman was 4th in the 60mH and 6th in the Triple Jump. Evan Carter ran the 200m/400m double and placed 8th and 4th respectively. On May 20th William Gray booked his ticket to the next round by winning both the 800m and 400m at his meet. And on the 24th of May, Ian Quesnelle added his name to the Conference finals heat sheets by winning the 1500m and finishing fourth in the 800m.
In grade 6 action Jackson McQuade and Ben Loewen battled it out in both the 1500m and the 800m. Ben Loewen qualified for the next round for the first time in his school life by winning both those events. Jackson was a close second in the 1500m after leading the majority of the race. He also finished 3rd in the 800m meaning he will get to challenge Ben again at the South Conference Championship on June 9th. Lucy Carpenter was the other winner, winning the grade 6 girls 1500m by 8 seconds.
On May 18th, Grade 7's, Dominic Temple and Fiona Pavlovska both finished 2nd in close races. Dominic learned a lesson in the 1500m about finishing races strong and used that to win the 800m over the same competition. In a fast grade 7 girls race, Reese Morgan used her personal best speed to finish in a great 2nd place position. Fiona and Kalsia Rice contested the 800m, with Kalsia finishing in 5th to qualify for the Conference final.