Dominic Temple has set his sights on fast times, and has plans to get there. As a relative newcomer, Dominic has thrown himself into many races, and has been poised and patient as other runners run off pace. In the 1500m he began his season with a win in 5:50.11. Knowing he had more to give, he did, and at the next meet he shaved his time down to 5:39.46 for 6th place. Wanting more from himself he focused on completing tough workouts, and came back at the next meet wanting an even faster times. What he got was a 5:33.94! He would add a bronze medal at a later race in which he ran 5:37.08.
Fiona Pavlovska only has one attempt at the distance. Not knowing what to expect, she ran in second and third place for the first 5 of the 7 and a half 200m laps. And what followed in the final lap was an unbelievable reserve of energy. She sprinted as if she was only warming up for a 200m race all this time. From being side by side with the leader, Fiona found herself with a winning margin of almost 100m. Fiona and Dominic will be looking to have success at the Provincial Championships in the 1500m.
Also contested by our youth was the 800m, 400m, 200m and the 60m. Charlie Mills, Charlie Pilz, and Dominic Temple have raced the 800m well this season. Mills and Pilz have swapped wins in the tyke category and Temple has placed well. The 400m has been highlighted by the most recent improvement in Charlie Pilz's time. At seasons open, Charlie was running a 1:19.28 and was in the thick of competition. However, in the last few races he has been exerting his dominance on the distance, and has lowered his time to 1:13.37. He has established himself as a contender for the tyke provincial crown in that distance. Sebastian McIsaac was also able to medal in 400m races this season. Pilz has medaled in 200m races this season as well. The 60m saw the debut races for Frances Fiorino and Charlotte Melnyk, both girls managed their nerves well, and had explosive starts. We look forward to more races from the pair.
The next report will cover the Canadian Masters Championship on March 14-15. And the MTA Provincial Final on March 21-22.