Blistering 800m times at Peace Country Classic Track Meet

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Taylor Hudak (foreground) and Eric Nooy (background) show off the guns at the start of the Mens 400m at the 2019 Peace Country Classic Track Meet

One hundred and fifty five athletes, ranging in age from 4 to 89, from across Northern Alberta took to the track at Legion Field on Saturday for the annual Peace Country Classic/ GP Kids Track Meet.

The Men’s 800m produced the best performances of the day.  Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club member Brandon Tufford established a new meet record, stopping the clock at 1:56.0. Team mates Kobe Grocholski (1:57.8) and Chris Nelissen (1:58.2) were hot on Tufford’s heels, both going under the 2 minute barrier for the first time. Grocholski’s mark qualified him for the 2019 U18  Athletics Canada Nationals meet in August.

This year’s Peace Country Classic served as a zone qualifier for the 2019 Alberta 55+ Games in Medicine Hat in July.  About a dozen local athletes will compete in track and field at those games.

Full results are posted at https://wolvesac.com/peace-country-classic/ 

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