Grocholski Selected for Team Alberta

Kobe Grocholski is heading to Winnipeg next month to take part in the Tri Province Meet as part of Team Alberta

Peace Country Wolves runner Kobe Grocholski parlayed a trio of personal best performances on the weekend into a spot on Team Alberta for next month’s Tri-Province Meet in Winnipeg.

Competing at the 2017 CALTAF Classic on Saturday and Sunday in Calgary, the 15 year old Beaverlodge resident placed second in the Midget Boys 1200m (3:23), fifth in the 2000m (6:14), and third in the 800m (2:05). All three times were well under the national standard needed to qualify for Legion Nationals.

Valleyview’s Aimee Caron also took part in the CALTAF meet placing 14th in her first attempt at the Youth Girls 100m Hurdles and 33rd in the 200m.

The Tri Province Meet brings together the top U16 and U18 track and field athletes from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.  It takes place from July 14 to 16 in Manitoba’s capital.

Results of the 2017 CALTAF Classic

2017 Team AB Tri Province 

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Pair of Bronze for Local Tracksters at High School Provincials

PWA’s Lydia Steinke (#887) at the start of the Junior Women’s 1500. Steinke recorded a personal best time in the 1500 of 5:42 and placed tenth

Valleyview Hillside’s Cole Vetsch and Sexmith Secondary’s Keyana Anderson were the top local athletes at the 2017 ASAA Provincial High School Track and Field Championships in Edmonton on the weekend.

Both athletes won bronze medals: Vetsch in the Intermediate Men’s Triple Jump and Anderson in the Intermediate Women’s Discus.

A number of other locals barely missed the podium, achieving fourth place finishes. Hillside Valleyview’s Aimee Caron was 1/100th of second shy of the bronze in the Junior Women’s 80m Hurdles, while team mate Ben Sidgurdson had the same placing in the Junior Men’s Discus.   GP Comp runner Brandon Tufford had a pair of fourths in the Intermediate Men’s 800m and 1500m.

Other locals with top 6 placings included

Abigail House  Beaverlodge  Junior Women  5th Discus   6th Shot Put

Kris Baird  Charles Spencer  Intermediate Men 6th Discus

Vanessa Spenner Sexsmith  Junior Women 6th Discus

Tristan Werklund Hillside Valleyview  Senior Men  6th 100m

GPRC Wolves XC Running recruit Kelcie Bulas (Edwin Parr, Athabasca) recorded two personal best times, placing 4th in the Senior Women’s 1500m and 5th the in the 3000m.

In the team competition, Hillside Valleyview was the top local  school, placing 3rd in the 2A school standings.

Full results 2017 ASAA High School Provincial Track and Field

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Iconic 1500m Record Falls at NW Zone Track Meet

Kobe Grocholski had 3 wins, including 2 zone records, at the 2017 ASAA NW Zone Track Championships

In 1981, when disco was on the way out, Montrose Jr High’s Dean Kildaw established a NW Zone Senior Boys 1500m record which ended up having far more staying power than the collected works of the Bee Gees or the Tramps.

On Friday at the 2017 ASAA NW Zone Track and Field meet at the Legion Track,  Hythe Jr High runner Kobe Grocholski, bettered Kildaw’s 36 year old record by 5 seconds, clocking a time of 4:35.  On Saturday, Grocholski kept rolling adding two more wins in the 3000m (10:19 – Zone Record) and the 800m (2:14).

Holy Cross runner Emma Noskey also established a pair of zone standards in the Junior Girls category. Noskey blasted the 400m in 63.9 on Friday and followed up on Saturday with a 26.9 in the 200m.  She also had a second place finish in the 100m.

Other highly notable record performances turned in on the weekend included

Brandon Tufford  GP Comp  Int Men’s 800m  2:03

Aimee Caron  Hillside Valleyview  Jr Women’s  80m Hurdles  11.98

Peter Neudorf  Bezanson  Sr Boys  Javelin  44.44m

Lydia Steinke, Taysha Dunnington, Cassy Loughlin, Desiree Giesbrecht  NW Zone Team  Open Women  4 x 400m   4:26

In the team standing, Hillside Valleyview edged out Prairie River (High Prairie) for the junior high title.  Harry Balfour was the top GP and area team – they placed fourth.

The senior high competition was won by EW Pratt (High Prairie).  St Joes was the top local school, placing sixth.

The top 2 athletes in each senior high event qualified for the ASAA Provincial High School Track and Field Championships next weekend in Edmonton.

Full results are posted on the NW Zone Track and Field Page 

 

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Wladyko Captures 2017 DHT Press Run

Troy Bogh (right) was behind the times with his selection of classic Striders/Wolves running attire, but he finished at the front of the pack in the 2017 DHT Press Run 10 km

Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club runner Brandon Wladyko made a auspicious debut at the half marathon distance on Saturday morning, winning the 2017 Daily Herald Tribune Press run.

Wladyko covered the 21.1 km distance in a time of 1:20:24, 5 minutes ahead of second placer Landon Dunbar.

PCWAC team mates Troy Bogh and Mairen Lawson also had wins on Saturday.  Bogh won the 10km event while Lawson placed first in the Women’s 5 km event.

Twelve year old Jacob Farnsworth had a huge run, finishing 3rd overall in the 5 km.

Full results 

 

 

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Tracksters battle the elements at Peace Country Classic

Spirit River’s Eric Nooy finished 2nd in the 3000m at the 2017 Peace Country Classic Track Meet

Eighty-one athletes of all ages and abilities descended upon the Legion Track on Saturday for the 2017 Peace Country Classic/GP Kids Track Meet.  While wet and windy weather hampered performances, a number of local athletes produced multiple wins.

Dawson Creek’s Bailey Shoemaker won four events in the Midget Girls category (100m, 200m, 80m hurdles, javelin).

Triple winners included

Fred Brown  Zone 8  74-79 Mens

Kobe Grocholski  PC Wolves Athletics  Midget Boys

Levi Grose  PWA   Youth Boys

Chris Nelisson  PC Wolves Athletics  Youth Boys

Winnie Scobie  Zone 8  80+ Women

Anson Tangen PWA  Midget Boys

Anna Van Der Giessen  PWA Open Women

In the team competition, the host Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club prevailed by 5 points over the Peace Wapiti Academy.  Spirit River Regional Academy was third.

Full results are posted on the Wolves Athletics Club website

Individual Results 17pccresults

Team Results 17pccteamscores

 

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Peace Country Classic/ GP Kids Meet Slated for May 13

The local track and field season kicks off on Saturday, May 13 at the Legion track with another edition of the Peace Country Classic/GP Kid’s Meet.

The PC Classic is an all comers meet for athletes of all ages and abilities – from 6 year olds to 86 year olds.  The meet features a full range of sprints, jumps, and throws.

This year’s meet also serves as the Zone 8 qualifier for the 55+ Alberta Seniors Games in Calgary on August 1o and 11.

Online registration and further information about the meet are available on the Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club website.

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Hollowell Second at Provincial Age Group Indoor Track Champs

Hayden Hollowell had a great meet at the 2012 Alberta High School Provincials

Hayden Hollowell had a great meet at the 2017 AA Provincial Indoor Track Age Group Championships on the weekend

The pride of Hythe, AB (aka Hayden Sanchez Hollowell) was the top local performer at the Athletics Alberta Provincial Age Group Indoor Track Championships in Edmonton on the weekend.

Hollowell placed second in both the Senior Men’s 1500m (4:14) and 3000m (9:12).

Valleyview’s Aimee Caron and Beaverlodge’s Kobe Grocholski were just off the podium with 4th place finishes.  Caron did the trick in the Youth Girls 60m Hurdles (9.96) while Grocholski barely missed the bronze in the Midget Boys 2000m ( 6:28). Grocholski  also placed 9th in the 1200m (3:41).

Grande Prairie’s Brandon Tufford also took part in the meet.  He finished 8th in the Junior Men’s 600m (1:29) and 7th in the 1500m (4:24).

Full results are posted here  http://www.ellistiming.ca/AITFC/LiveResults/

 

 

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Bronze for GPRC Women’s Relay at ACAC Indoor Track

Wolves women's relay team placed 3rd  at the 2017 ACAC Indoor Track Championships

Wolves women’s relay team placed 3rd at the 2017 ACAC Indoor Track Championships

The Wolves women ended a two-year podium drought on Saturday, capturing the bronze medal in the 4 x 400m at the 2017 ACAC Indoor Track Championships in Lethbridge.

The quartet of Janai Martens, Kelsey Bishop, Brittany Duvall, and Maria Houle recorded a time of 4:26 to finish third behind MacEwan University and Red Deer College.

Collectively, the Wolves women placed 6th in the team competition. Local athletes with top 10 placings in the individual events included Kailey Bratland (9th 3000m), Houle (5th 1000m and 6th 600m), and Martens (6th 300m).

The Wolves men finished 5th among the male teams. Top ten placings were recorded by Brandon Wladyko (6th 3000m and 7th 1500m) and Josh Malmsten (10th 1000m). The 4 x 400m team placed 9th.

Full results are posted at http://www.calgarytrackcouncil.com/ACAC2017/

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Wolves Tracksters Active on Two Fronts

Janai Martens hands the baton to Maria Houle in the 4 x 400m relay at the 2017 Golden Bear Challenge. The Wolves team placed third in the race.

Janai Martens hands the baton to Maria Houle in the 4 x 400m relay at the 2017 Golden Bear Challenge. The Wolves team placed third in the race.

A split squad of Wolves Indoor Track runners were active in two venues on the weekend.  Six athletes competed at the Golden Bear Challenge meet in Edmonton on Friday and Saturday, while two others contested ACAC #2 – SAIT Open in Calgary on Sunday.

The Women’s 4 x 400m relay team, consisting of Kelsey Bishop, Brittany Duvall, Janai Martens, and Maria Houle had the best Wolves placing in the Edmonton meet,  finishing third in their race (4:27.19).

Other top Wolves performance included Bishop (300m –  18th – 46.14), Houle (600m – 19th – 1:47.26), and Andrea Snider (1500m – 21st – 5:22.30 and 3000m – 14th – 11:42.24)

On Sunday in Calgary, Brandon Wladyko was the top Wolves performer, placing 5th in the 3000m in a time of 9:52.24.  Josh Malmsten was 10th in the 1000m,  stopping the clock at 2:5946.

Next up for the Wolves Indoor Track team is the 2017 ACAC Indoor Track Championships in Lethbridge on March 3 and 4.

Full Results – 2017 Golden Bear Challenge

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Wolves Women Third, Men Fifth at ACAC #1 Indoor Track

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Kailey Bratland (left) and Andrea Snider (right) combined for a total of 15 of GPRC’s 38 points on Saturday at the ACAC #1 Indoor Meet in Edmonton

A strong run by the 4 x 400m team propelled the Wolves Women’s team to a third place finish in the team standings at the ACAC #1 MacEwan Open Indoor Track Meet in Edmonton on Saturday.

The quartet of Janai Martens, Brittany Duvall, Maria Houle, and Kelsey Bishop clocked a time of 4:26 to take second behind MacEwan University in the 1600 relay.  Andrea Snider also chipped in a meaningful way placing 3rd  in the 3000m and 4th in the 1500m.

The Wolves men placed fifth overall led by Brandon Wladyko’s first place run in the 3000m.  Wladyko established a new personal best time of 9:31.10 in the race.

Next up for the Indoor Track Wolves is the ACAC 2 race in Calgary on February 12.

Full results are posted here

 

 

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