Raft River students excel in track and field

Raft River Elementary School just finished a very successful track and field season

Raft River Elementary School student Bay-Lea Hedlund gets ready to putt the shot. A first-time competitor

Raft River Elementary School student Bay-Lea Hedlund gets ready to putt the shot. A first-time competitor

Raft River Elementary School just finished a very successful track and field season. It is with the continued support of our teachers, parents and coach Dan Coleman that makes the program so successful.

The school had over 100 participants attend the intermediate (Grades 4-7) elementary track meet at Clearwater Secondary School. Of those 100, 61 students qualified to move onto the Zones track and field meet in Kamloops and of those 61, 24 advanced to the District track meet. Many Raft River students qualified in more than one event for Districts.

In addition to the intermediate track and field program, Raft River held a primary track and field meet. It was a fabulous event, masterfully planned by Skye Buck. Teachers, parents, college students, high school students and the school’s intermediate track and field students volunteered to make the track meet a success.

Aggregate winner for the Zones for a second year in a row was Mason Wadlegger.

Raft River Elementary School Track and Field Meet – Zones:

Tyke Girls: 100 m Juniper Wadlegger 8th; 200 m Juniper Wadlegger 4th; 200 m Nicole Andrews 6th; 400 m Nicole Andrews 2nd; Long Jump Juniper Wadlegger 1st; Shot Putt Bay-Lea Hedlund 1st; Shot Putt Nicole Andrews 2nd; Shot Putt Jasmine Carr 5th.

Tyke Boys: 400 m  Jayden Kjenstad 2nd; 400 m Eric Wiunig 7th; 800 m Jayden Kjenstad 2nd; 800 m Carter McLellan 5th; Shot Putt Dallas Tucker 6th.

Peewee 1 Girls: 100 m Savannah Dee 4th; 200 m Ali Walker  7th; 400 m Haliya Arduini 3rd; 400 m Ashley Stephenson 8th; 800 m Haliya Arduini 2nd; Long Jump Savannah Dee 3rd; Triple Jump Savannah Dee 1st; Shot Putt Georgia Wesnoski  4th.

Peewee 1 Boys: 100 m Lochlan Wilson 1st; 200 m Lochlan Wilson 2nd; 400 m  Mitchell Chayer 7th; 800 m Cedrik Menard  6th; High Jump Lochlan Wilson 3rd; High Jump Colby Rhodes  7th; Long Jump Cedrik Menard 2nd; Long Jump Ben Butcher 6th; Triple Jump Cedrik Menard 1st; Triple Jump Ben Butcher 6th; Shot Putt Colby Rhodes 3rd.

Peewee 2 Girls: 200 m Keltie Arndt 5th; 400 m Natalia Biagioni 4th; 800 m Annie Whelen 5th; High Jump Keltie Arndt 5th; Long Jump Annie Whelen 8th; Triple Jump Annie Whelen 6th; Shot Putt Emily Giesbrecht 4th.

Peewee 2 Boys: 200 m Keanen Bromley 3rd; 200 m Jaxon Kjenstad 7th; 400 m Mason Wadlegger 3rd; 800 m Mason Wadlegger 1st; 1500 m Mason Wadlegger 1st.

Bantam 1 Girls: 100 m Ashlyn Sunderman 5th; 100 m Catelynn Johnson 7th; 200 m Catelynn Johnson 4th; 200 m Sam Stein 6th; 400 m Ashlyn Sunderman 3rd; High Jump Ashleah Christian 1st; Long Jump Megan Benbow 6th; Shot Putt Megan Benbow 3rd.

Bantam 1 Boys: 200 m Patrick Walker 1st; 400 m Patrick Walker 3rd; 400 m Dylan Sharein 7th; High Jump Connor Dee 8th; Long Jump  Patrick Walker 3rd.

4 x 100 m Relay, Tyke Girls 5th; Peewee 1 Girls 7th; Peewee 2 Girls 5th; Bantam 1 Girls 3rd; Tyke Boys 6th; Peewee 1 Boys 3rd; Bantam 1 Boys 5th.

Coed Medley Peewee 1 & 2: Clayton Sollows, Annie Whelen, Ashley Stephenson and Nathan Jensen 3rd.

Aggregate Peewee 2 Boys Mason Wadlegger.

District Track and Field Meet Results

Tyke Girl: Shot Putt Bay-Lea Hedlund 1st; Long Jump Juniper Wadlegger 6th; 400 m  Nicole Andrews 7th.

Tyke Boys: 800 m Jayden Kjenstad 5th.

Peewee 1 Girls: 800 m Haliya Arduini 3rd; Triple Jump Savannah Dee 1st; Long Jump  Savannah Dee 6th.

Peewee 1 Boys: 100 m Lochlan Wilson 2nd; 200 m Lochlan Wilson 2nd; Long Jump Cedrik Menard 7th; Triple Jump Cedrik Menard 7th; High Jump Lochlan Wilson 7th.

Peewee 2 Boys: 800 m Mason Wadlegger 5th; 1500 m Mason Wadlegger 3rd; Coed Medley Peewee 1 & 2 Haliya Arduini, Annie Whelen, Clayton Sollows and Nathan Jensen 8th.

Bantam 1 Boys: 200 m Patrick Walker 7th.