By Medicine Hat News on May 15, 2019.
It’s going to be a busy summer for the Bulldogs Track and Field Club, but how busy depends on how they perform.
With Bulldogs coach Sean Freeman already picked to head up Alberta’s team at both the Legion Nationals and Western Canadian Tri-Prov Championship, his local athletes got their first tests en route to possibly making those teams this past weekend.
At the Calgary Spring Challenge, Jayel Dovichak won the under-16 girls 80 metre hurdles in 12.75 seconds and finished second in the pentathlon. She also met the Legion standard in the high jump.
Elic Ayomanor won the under-18 boys 100 metre sprint in 11.16 seconds and got a Legion standard by placing eighth in the 400 metre despite racing up in the senior men’s division. He’s ranked second in his age group in Canada.
Justina Renke was second in under-18 girls javelin (her throw of 29.02 metres is ranked ninth nationally) and sixth in shot put. Kamryn Dovichak won the under-14 girls 200 metre hurdles in 33.27 seconds and had fifth-place finishes in 80 metre hurdles, long jump and shot put. Jetta Buteau was fourth in under-14 girls javelin and seventh in both high and long jump.
There were plenty of other top-eight finishes. Kiana Farrel was fourth in the under-18 girls 400 metre. Madison Kane-Rissling was fourth (high jump), fifth (long jump) and sixth (triple jump) in the senior women’s group. Dustin Morris was fourth in under-18 boys javelin and sixth in long jump.
Trials for both Legion and Tri-Prov teams are scheduled for June 14 and 15 in Calgary. The Tri-Prov meet is set for July 12-14 in Swift Current, followed by the Legion Nationals Aug. 9-11 in Cape Breton, N.S.
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