The month of May has brought the schools back to the track. Our Boardwalk athletes always look forward to this time of year, and showing their classmates what all their handwork and dedication is for. In our march towards the city championships of each respective school board, the kids will have to qualify as top 3, 4 or 8 finishers in each meet. We wish the best to all our athletes in their pursuits, and we are confident that many personal bests will be set and championships won during the course of the next two months.
Here are some highlights so far.
Ben Loewen has won the CISAA Championship in the grade 7 boys 1500m in a time of 5:04, as well as rounding out his championships with a Silver in the 800m, and a 5th place finish in the 80mH.
Aaron Walker dropped his time in the 400m to 58.03 and the 57.17 and 11th in his grade 9 City Championship race.
In TDESAA (TDSB Elementary) 1st round action, Boardwalk athletes were racing fast and qualifying easy.
On May 8th
Gr 6 Bree Dennis won 80m (11.62) and 200m (29.96)
Gr 7 Simon Gomes won the 800m (2:34.67) and was 2nd in the 400m (1:02.65)
On May 9th
Gr. 6 Ian Quesnelle was 2nd in the 1500m (5:43.12)
Gr. 8 Reese Morgan was 2nd in the 400m (1:10.85) and 3rd in 200m (31.07)
On May 10th
Gr. 8 Dominic Temple won both the 800m (2:20.74) and the 1500m (4:49.38)
On May 23rd
Gr 4 Xavier Bird won the 1500m (5:38.94) and was 2nd in the 800m (2:50.35)
Gr 5 Natalie Burrows won the 200m (32.65)
Gr 5 Victoria Brandt won the 1500m (6:12.99)
Gr 5 Jack Loewen was 3rd in the 1500m (5:38.62)
Gr 5 Judah Malloy was 2nd in the 60mH (10.57) and 2nd in the 400m (1:09.37)
Gr 5 Andrew Watson won the 400m (1:08.93) and the 800m (2:40.73)
Gr 6 Charlie Pilz won the 400m (1:05.57) and the 800m (2:33.24)
Gr 6 Charlie Mills won the 1500m (5:06.67) and 2nd in the 800m (2:34.94)
Gr 6 William Gray was 2nd in the 400m (1:08.21) and 3rd in the 800m (2:42.18)
Gr 6 Evan Carter was 2nd in Long Jump (4.35m)
Gr 6 Josh Chapman was 3rd in the 60mH (11.13) and 3rd in Long Jump (4.00m)
Gr 7 Lucy Carpenter won the 800m (2:31.61) and the 1500m (5:08.40)
gr 7 Sophie Linton won the 100m (14.74) and the 200m
Gr 7 Charlotte Watson was 2nd in the 800m (2:39.53)
Gr 7 Jackson McQuade won the 1500m (5:24.38) and was 2nd in the 800m (2:36.97)
Gr 8 Fiona Pavlovska won the 800m (2:43.71) and was 2nd in the 1500m (5:46.32)
Gr 8 Kalsia Rice was 2nd in the 400m (1:11.42) and 3rd in the 800m (2:55.64)
And just missing out on qualification were Cole Malcolm who placed 4th in the 400m; Cash Kelar and Natalie Burrows missed out in the 80m by placing 4th. As well, Many of the athletes are part of their 4x100m teams and 4x400m teams, so many races in the South Conference Final should have a Boardwalk athlete to cheer for!