It took a photo finish to sort out the winners of the senior boys’ 100-meter race at the provincial high school track championships on Friday.
In the closest race of the day, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute senior Evan Ratzlaff took gold with a time of 11.03, just a hair ahead of Fort Richmond Collegiate runner Luxon Glor, who finished in 11.04. Rounding out the thrilling podium finishers was Garden Valley Collegiate’s Daniel Rempel, who earned bronze with a time of 11.08.
Earlier in the afternoon, Sisler earned a one-two punch in the junior varsity girls’ 100-meter event, where Brianna Tynes blazed to a 12.01 finish, and her teammate Ashley Victoria clinched silver with a time of 12.46. Kelvin’s Avery Sims earned bronze, with a 12.94 time.
In the varsity girls’ race, Nelson McIntyre runner Turner Tegan won gold with a time of 11.91, a phenomenal finish, while Kelvin’s Sciera Opaleke earned silver in 12.32. Rounding out the podium finishers was Lord Selkirk Royals racer Keir Fey, who ran the 100 in 12.49.
In another tight race, the junior varsity boys’ 100-meter run was won by Institute Collegial St. Pierre sprinter Justin Hochman, who turned in a time of 11.34, while Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s Alec Dickson took silver with 11.41 and St. Maurice High School’s Puwayi Chinoda earned bronze in 11.45.
The provincial high school championships also handed out medals in several field events on Friday. In the varsity girls’ high jump, Ste. Rose Collegiate’s Caitlin Wilkinson soared to gold with a 1.59m flight, while Pinawa Secondary School’s Madison Chapel was closed behind with 1.56m. West Kildonan Collegiate’s Montana Green earned bronze with a 1.53 jump.
In the junior varsity boys high jump, Maples Collegiate jumper Nicholson Dela Pena clinched gold with a 1.80m leap, followed by Kelvin’s Deng Guluak and Immanuel Christian’s Jon Cavers, who were tied for 1.70.
In the varsity boys’ high jump, St. John’s Ravenscourt’s Avery Cadogan won gold with a 1.85m jump, while St. Maurice High School’s Malique Austria and Neepawa’s Cole Tardiff tied below him with 1.80m each.