The St. Timothy Thunder are proving to be stiff competition in Calgary Seperate School Board track and field.
On May 14 and 15, the Thunder Junior High team participated in the Calgary Spring Challenge at Foothills Athletic Park, and managed to qualify 7 athletes to the Alberta Summer Games: Scott Delsing, Josh Novak, Mikenna Spademan, Eric Swedlo, Brenek Spademan, Maggie Brolsma, and Mckenzie Rosebrugh.
St. Timothy Track and Field Head Coach, Travis Cummings says, the 7th grade group is too young to qualify for the Alberta Summer Games; but had some good events at the Spring Challenge.
"One of our girls, Darci Petersen, won bronze in the 1200m and the 800m, and we had a couple of kids at top 5 top 6 positions," he says. "It was a provincial caliber meet, they were against the best of the best in the province. So really good there."
On Wednesday May 18, the Thunder High School team had track and field CSSD divisionals.
Cummings explains there were some big wins at the meet, with five students heading to City Championships to qualify for Provincials.
"We had Alex Howells win the 1500m, and 3000m, and he's got the fastest 3000m time in the province this year; so provided everything goes well in the next couple of weeks he's got a good chance to win Provincials."
"Sophia Nowicki won 1500m, and 3000m as well at our divisionals. Josh Novak won silver in the 3000m, and bronze in the 1500, so he's going in with the second, and third fastest time at City Championships."
"We qualified Madison Cruickshank in the 200m, and 400m. As well as Eric Greenan for the high jump. So we have 5 kids going to City Championships, and the top two from there go to Provincials."
Cummings adds the High School team has a good chance at some medals this year at Provincials if everything goes to plan.
CSSD High School City Championships will be held May 28, while the CSSD Junior High City Championships take place June 1,