Third Time’s a Charm: Anderson Golden at ASAA High School Track Champs

Sesmith’s Keyanna Anderson (left) and coach Ali Lario (right) celebrate Anderson’s gold medal performance in the discus at the 2018 ASAA High School Provinicials in Red Deer

Keyana Anderson’s first round throw of 35.25m proved to be golden as the Sexsmith Secondary School athlete bested all others in the Senior Women’s Discus at the ASAA Provincial High School Track and Field Championships in Red Deer on Friday.

Anderson, who placed 3rd and 2nd in the last two provincials, had the three best throws in the competition on the way to the gold medal which was the sole victory for Grande Prairie and area athletes at this year’s meet.

Other locals with top five placings included:

Brandon Tufford  GP Comp  Senior Men’s 800m  3rd 1:56.15

GP Comp’s Brandon Tufford (left) recorded a huge 4 second personal best (1:56.15) in placing third in the Senior Men’s 800m at the 2018 ASAA High School Provincials in Red Deer

Vanessa Spenner  Sexsmith Secondary  Int Women’s Discus  3rd 32.33m

Michela Serendiak  Hillside Valleyview  Jr Women’s Discus 3rd  27.30m

Levi Grose  Peace Wapiti Academy  Jr Men’s High Jump  3rd 1.80m

Aimee Caron  Hillside Valleyview Int Women’s 80m Hurdles 4th 12.28

Mya Sluik Charles Spencer  Int Women’s Shot Put 5th 10.91m

Gavin Driedger Peace Wapiti Academy  Jr Men’s 400m 5th 53.08

Kobe Grocholski  Beaverlodge Regional Jr Men’s 3000m 9:25.88

In the Women’s Wheelchair races, Beaverlodge’s Anne Nitschke placed 2nd in the 200m and 3rd in the 100m.

The top local schools were Hillside Valleyview which placed third amongst the 2A schools and Peace Wapiti Academy which placed 15th in the 3A category.

Full results are posted here.





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