Two gold medals at provincial meet

  • Oct. 21, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Two Wm. E Hay athletes returned from the provincial cross-country meet in Wetaskiwin last weekend with gold medals in their categories, in what their coach described as a great achievement,

Alana Skocdopole won the gold medal in the junior girls category finishing the three-kilometre race far ahead of her rivals.

“She won it quite handily, there wasn’t anybody within 20 seconds of her” said coach Warren Aspenes.

Buddy Brown ran a five-kilometer race in the intermediate boys category, winning with a big difference between his time and the second place winner.

“He was probably 100 meters ahead of the next competitor,” said Aspenes.

“He ran a really incredible race.”

“Each of them ran against more than 100 competitors from all over the province,” said Aspenes describing the results as “big news.”

The other athletes who qualified for the provincial also achieved what Aspenes described as “respectable results.”

Tyler Bisset came seventh in his senior boys category. Brad Lawlor, also running in the senior boys category, came 34th.

“But he improved 20 places over last year, “ said Aspenes.

Andrea Pederson came 48th in her category Katrina Heir came 70th and Nichola Starling came 75th.