Three weeks. Three personal bests. Three bronze medals. And now Beaverlodge’s Kobe Grocholski has punched his ticket to Athletics Canada U18 Legion Nationals in Brandon, MB in two weeks time.
On Saturday afternoon in Sherwood Park at the Western Tri Province Championships, Grocholski parlayed a strong last 300m into a third- place finish in the U18 1500m race, clocking a time of 4:07.07. His latest triumph comes on the heels of a third-place finishes in last week’s Alberta Summer Games in Grande Prairie and the previous week’s Athletics Alberta U18 Championships meet in Calgary.
Grocholski’s 1500m time eclipsed the standard of 4:08.00 and qualified him for a spot next month’s U18 Nationals in Manitoba.
Two other local athletes also took part in the Tri Province meet. Grande Prairie’s Myah Sluik placed fifth in the U18 javelin (26.24m), fifth in the shot put (11.32m), and seventh in the discus (27.23m). Valleyview’s Aimee Caron was sixth in the U18 100m hurdles (16.64) and seventh in the 100m (13.74).
In the U18 4 X 400m relay, Grocholski ran a leg on the Alberta “B” team which placed fourth.
Full results are posted here.