Gold medals from Fox Creek’s Kit Liske and Peace River’s Rylee Armstrong highlighted the Zone 8 Athletics Team’s showing at the Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge last weekend.
Liske, the reigning Western Canadian U15 Javelin champion, threw 42m on his best toss, to win easily by 5m. Armstrong improved upon her 2nd place showing earlier this year at the Alberta High School Championships by jumping 1.65m for the win in U17 high jump.
Grande Praire’s Tyler Leicht and Evan Tordiff both achieved silver medals, Leicht in the U17 boys 3000m (10:07) and Tordiff in the U17 boys javelin (45m).
Armstrong (U 17 triple jump) and Tordiff (U17 shot put) both had a second visit to the podium capturing bronze medals. Other bronze medals were awarded to High Level’s Christian Lambert (U15 High Jump), LaCrete’s Jaleny Klassen (U17 Discus), Donnelly’s Zach Chowace (U17 Octathlon), and Berwyn’s Cassandra Ellery (U17 Javelin.)
A total of 39 athletes represented Zone 8 Peace Country in track and field in 68 different events. In the team standing, Zone 8 finished in eighth place.
Full results are at http://www.ellistrack.ca/results/2012ASG.pdf
More details about the Zone 8 team are at https://wolvesac.com/nw-zone-8-alberta-summer-games-track-team/