Manz Golden in Junior Provincial 800m

Half a dozen local athletes took part in the Sherwood Park Track Classic on Saturday and Sunday, amassing a number of podium finishes.

Wolves Athletics Club runners Joren Manz and Hayden Hollowell competed in the Junior (U 19) category which was designated as the 2012 Provincial Championship.  On Saturday, Manz recorded a personal best time of 50.2 in the 400m and captured the silver medal.  Sunday, was even better when Manz won the 800m with a time of 2:00.5.

Hollowell had a pair of 7th place finishes recording times of 4:20 in the 1500m and 17:02 in the 5000m.

In the Youth (U17) category, Taryn Byrne from Nampa, had three gold medals, winning the 100m Hurdles, Javelin, and Discus.

In the Midget (U15) category, Jarod Larson had a gold (2000m) and silver (1200m) medal.  Luis BlaisVentura, finished second in the Shot Put and third in the 2000m

Kelsy Wudevich narrowly missed the podium in the Bantam (U13) category with a pair of 4th place finishes in the High Jump and 600m.

Wudevich, Byrne, Larson, and Blais-Ventura will compete with the Zone 8 Peace Country Team in the Alberta Summer Games  in Lethbridge on July 27 and 28.

Full results are posted at

Also this past weekend, former Wolves athlete Fiona Benson, won the 800m and finished 2nd in the 1500m, just behind 2012 Olympian Jessica Smith,  at the BC Provincial Championships in Coquitlam, B.C.



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