Track and field teams from Quesnel travelled to Prince George for the zone championship May 22 – 23.
The meet was highlighted for Quesnel track teams when Correlieu athlete Sydney Jordan set a new zone record for the 300m hurdles in the junior girls division.
This accomplished athlete trumped the previous record of 1:10.32 with a time of 00:54.54.
Also breaking the old record for the 300m hurdles junior girls division was Casey Richert of Correlieu, with a time of 56.04, coming in only a few seconds behind her teammate.
Correlieu athlete Cole Dinsdale set a new record for the junior boys 1500m steeplechase.
The previous record of 5:09.81 was held since 2004.
The young track and field athlete set a new record to beat with a time of 5:01.78.
Hannah Doucette raced into second place for the 100m and third in the 80m hurdles.
Running in for first place in the 800m dash was Avery Drew, also winning second place in the 400m dash.
Raechel Fowler placed second in the 300m hurdles and third in the 400m dash. Placing first in high jump and third in triple jump was Haley Pike.
These four athletes later teamed up to place first in the 400m relay.
Olivia Baptiste racing to first place in the 800m and 1500m dash. Taking home first place in the 80m hurdles and high jump was Hailey Doucette. Quesnel juvenile team won first place in the 400m relay.
Casey Richert raced in for first place in the 80m hurdles, in the 300m hurdles she placed second and won third place in both the 100m and the 200m dash.
First place in the 400m and 800m dash went to Mia Kozak, who also tested her strength in the javelin throw coming in third.
In the 1500 m, first place went to Correlieu’s Kyra Teetzen.
Teetzen also won second place in the 800m and 400m dash.
Record breaker Sydney Jordan placed first in the 300m hurdles, as well as coming in second place in the 80m hurdles, long jump and triple jump.
First place in the triple jump, second in javelin throw and third in long jump all went to Christina Lawrence.
Brittany Grob took home first place in three events; discus, hammer throw and javelin throw.
Also placing in discus and hammer throw was Telise Gauthier, with her efforts putting her just behind her fellow teammate to place second in both events.
Correlieu’s junior girls Casey Richert, Mia Kozak, Kyra Teetzen and Christina Lawrence teamed up to place first it the 100m and 400m relay.
Kaitlin Godsoe raced for second place in the 100m and 200m dash.
Also racing in the senior girls division was Ava Keis. Her efforts earned her first place in shot put, second in long jump and the hammer throw and third in triple jump.
Coming in third in discus was Gursharn Khila.
Racing for second place in both the 100m and 400m relays were athletes Kaitlin Godsoe, Madi Kaleta, Sydney Jordan and Ava Keis.
Braedon Smith returned home victorious winning first place in the long jump, 100m and 200m dash.
First place in the 300m hurdles, second for the 100m dash and third in long jump all went to Lucas Martins.
For high jump, Corbin Tayor’s efforts launched him into first place. Taylor brought in another win, placing second in long jump.
Joshua Muir raced for first in the 100m dash, second in the 200m dash and place third in the 100m hurdles.
First place in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles went to Ryan Elden, who also took home second place in the javelin throw, 100m and 200m dash.
Nicholas Berlinquete’s tireless efforts earned him first place in the 200m and 400m dash, as well as third in the 100m dash.
For the 1500m dash first place went to Brennan Schwartz; first place in the hammer throw went to Cole Stone; and coming in third in the javelin throw was Zach McCall.
Also in the juvenile boys category, several of Quesnel’s young athletes worked together to win first and second place in the four person 100m relay, also taking home first place in the 400m relay.
Dylan Cathcart won first place in the 200m dash and second in the 400m dash.
Record breaker Cole Dinsdale’s hard work at the meet earned him first place in 800m dash, 1500m dash and 1500m steeple chase.
Correlieu athletes were jumping their way to victory, with second place in high jump going to Justice Quamme; in triple jump Brayton Cannon placed second; and third place in the long jump went to Byron Finkelstein.
For the junior boys relay Cannon, Dinsdale, Cathcart and Finkelstein teamed up to win first place in the 400m and 100m relay.
Taking home first place in the javelin throw was Brayden McCall.
McCall also placed second in the triple jump and third in long jump.
Also for Correlieu’s senior boys, Justin Pike place second in the javelin throw, 100m dash and long jump. Pike also won third place in the triple jump.
For the aggregate team awards, Quesnel athletes took home first place for bantam girls, juvenile girls, junior girls, bantam boys and juvenile boys.
Second place for junior boys and third place for senior girls and senior boys also went to Quesnel teams.
For the combined boys and girls team scores in the bantam, juvenile and junior divisions Quesnel placed first, also winning third in the senior division.
The next meet is in Prince George June 14 – 15.