Jorden Freeman dominated the competition at the 9th Annual Peace Country Classic/Grande Prairie Hershey Track and Field Meet on Saturday at the Legion Field.
The 18 year old from High Level won 5 events including the 17-18 Boys 100, 200, Long Jump, and Javelin. He also ran the lead off leg for Team SSNH who won 4 x 100m relay.
Grande Prairie’s Al Bromling also had a good meet winning the Mens 65-69 100,200, 1500, and Shot Put.
Three event winners included:
John Wert Grande Prairie 8 and under Boys 50m, Ball Throw, Standing Long Jump
Jamie Calhoun Grimshaw 15-16 Boys 100, Long Jump, Javelin
Andrea De Leuuw Beaverlodge Open Women Shot Put, Discus, Javelin
Joe Larsback Fairview 55-64 Mens 100, 200, 1500
Freddi Bromling Grande Prairie 55-65 Women 100,200, Shot Put
This year’s meet was one of four competitions across Canada on May 14 designated as national Hershey Track and Field Games Day in Canada events. Toronto; Surrey, BC; and St.Foy, QC were the other venues. Competitors in the Hershey categories received a free Nike Dri Fit t-shirt from Hershey and Athletics Canada. Grande Prairie was also entered into a draw for $1000 to be spent on grassroots track and field equipment.
The PCC/Hershey Meet attracted 250 plus athletes from across the Peace and the NWT. The top 4 placers in the Hershey categories (9-10, 11-12, and 13-14) qualified for the Provincial Hershey Meet in Edmonton on June 18. Top athletes in the Seniors categories (55-64, 65-69, and 70+) were vying for spots on the NW Zone team for the Alberta Seniors Games in Fairview in July.
Competitors ranged in age from 7 year old John Wert to 83 year young Leo Dawson. Dawson completed the 1500m in 10:24.
The next major fixture on the local track and field calendar is the Northwest Zone Junior and Senior High Championships in Peace River on May 27 and 28.
Full results are posted at https://wolvesac.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/11pccresults1.pdf