Two high school students from the St. Timothy Thunder Track and Field team are heading to Provincials, and one has qualified as an alternate.
St. Timothy track and field coach Travis Cummings says, Sophia Nowicki placed first in the 3km race in intermediate girls, and won bronze in the 1.5km.
"So she's going to Provincials in the 3km and she's an alternate in the 1.5km. She won by about 100m , ran really well, and ran strong. She set a school record on the 1.5km."
Cummings adds the other qualifying student, Alex Howells, will be participating in two different races at Provincials.
"Alex was silver in the 1.5km, and 3km, he ran 8:54 on the 3km and he was 4:15 in the 1.5km. He had a dog fight with the guy that won the 1.5km and 3km in both races, Ryan Smeeton. I think Ryan and Alex are going to be battling for the medal at Provincials, Alex is going to try to get him back next week in Edmonton."
He says both Howells and Nowicki are legitimate medal threats.
Cummings explains one Junior Boy has placed as an alternate, which means there's still a chance at Provincials if other athletes can't make it out Edmonton.
"Josh Novak, our Junior Boy in Grade 10 was 4th in the 3km he had a bit of a rough day. He wasn't happy with his results, only top two go to Provincials. He was pretty close so he's an alternate, he was only 7 seconds off second. We'll just have to go back to the drawing bored and re-tool for next year"
Five students from St. Timothy did head to City Championships, but it was tough day for the other two competitors.
"We had two other girls at cities, Madison Cruickshank and Erin Greenan, they were both rookies. Madison had a rough day, she pulled her hamstring but she got through the race and finished, got to respect that. Erin had a bit of an off day, but she didn't jump poorly, she was still top 10 at City's."
Track and Field Provincials will take place June 3,4 in Edmonton.