Seven Grande Prairie athletes contested the Athletics Alberta Age Group and Masters Provincials on the weekend in Calgary and came home with a handful of medals.
Myah Sluik, representing the Edmonton Columbians, triumphed in the Youth Girls Shot Put with a throw of 11.51m. Sluik also managed a bronze medal in the Youth Girls Discus (26.37m)
Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club runner Jacob Farnsworth also had a pair of podium finishes. Farnsworth placed second in the Bantam Boys 1200m (3:57) and third in the Bantam Boys 800m (2:27). Both performances were personal bests.
Farnsworth’s team mates Kobe Grocholoski and Bill Corcoran both managed bronze medals. Grocholoski recorded a personal best of 4:11 in the Youth Boys 1500m, while Corcoran ran 2:39 in the Masters 50-64 800m.
In the non-championship open category, Brandon Tufford won the 800m (1:55) and placed third in the 1500m (4:12). Chris Nelisson, also competing in the open category, had a pair of fifth place finishes – 400m (53.3) and 800m (2:00.9).
Sliuk, Farnsworth and Grocholoski will all compete in this week’s Alberta Summer Games starting Friday in Grande Prairie.
Full results are posted here.