Trent Monkman breaks a 25-year-old record in high jump NorthWest Zone Championships.

Smithers athletes set track and field records

Records fell at the Northwest Zones championships ahead of Smithers athletes' trip to the BC High School Championships June4-6.

Coach Neal Currie called it one of the best showings ever for Smithers Secondary School athletes at a track and field event.

“I think the highlight was Trent Monkman breaking a 25-year-old record in high jump,” said Currie.

Trent Monkman, a Grade 11 student, won the senior boys high jump with a new meet record of 1.91 metres. The old record was 1.85 metres set in 1990. Impressive as he has only been high jumping for about two months, and 1.91 puts him as one of the top jumpers in B.C. He won the “Best Performance” medal for this result. Trent was also second in the long jump at 5.23 metres.

Hannah Pow, from Grade 9, won the junior girls 400, 800, and 1,500 metre races by huge margins, and in the 1,500 set a new meet record of 5:00.49, eclipsing the mark set by national team member Regan Yee. Hannah also won medals for Best Performance and Outstanding Performer.

Zoe Hallman won first place ribbons for the Grade 8 girls 100, 200, and 400 metre races, 300 metre hurdles, and high jump; and also ran on the girls winning 4×100 metre relay team. In the 300 metre hurdles, she set a meet record of 55.98 seconds and in the 100 metres her time of 13.76 was faster than all junior and senior girls.

The junior boys 4×400 relay team of Nigel Mortimer, Chad Saville, Ryan Williams and Reece Wells joined to shatter the meet record with a time of 3:54.77. Reece also ran a personal best to win the 400 metres in 55.66 seconds, and Nigel won the Grade 8 boys 100, 200, and 400 metres.

MacKinley Unruh had an impressive hammer toss of 27.14 metres to win the Grade 8 girls. She also won the discus, javelin and shot put.

Haley Allen and Zoe Bizarro, graduating students, finished off their very strong high school track careers by winning three events each.

Smithers competes at the B.C. High School Championships in Langley June 4-6.

A large contingent will also represent Smithers at the B.C. High School Invitational Championship. Athletes in the top 24 of the province are invited.

 

Zoe Hallman

100m, High Jump

 

Haley Hanchard:

80m Hurdles

 

Claire Lesawich:

High Jump

 

MacKinley Unruh:

High Jump, Javelin

 

Aleigha Young-Lowry:

Shot Put

 

Olivia Davey:

Javelin

 

Kendal Zemenchik:

Javelin

 

Nigel Mortimer:

400m, Long Jump

 

Russel Borrett

High Jump, Shot Put, Javelin

 

Also going from Junior/Senior:

Trent Monkman

High Jump

 

Hannah Pow

800m, 1500m

 

Seton Kriese

1500m Racewalk

 

Ryan Williams

800m, 1500m Steeplechase

 

Reece Wells

400m

 

Kaillian Huntley-Smale

100m, 200m, 80m Hurdles

 

Junior Girls 4x100m Relay (Grace Allen, Kaillian Huntley-Smale, Faja Rudolph, Megan Pinheiro)

Junior Boys 4x400m Relay (Nigel Mortimer, Chad Saville, Ryan Williams, Reece Wells)

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