Track and field team jumps to second

The track and field team from Skeena Middle School in Terrace B.C. won second in Prince George Sub Zero Track Meet April 30-May 1.

Skeena student Devon Wentzell launches across the long jump track.

Skeena student Devon Wentzell launches across the long jump track.

The Skeena Middle School track and field team gave their best performances and, as a team, earned second place in the Sub Zero Track Meet in Prince George April 30 to May 1.

The 19 Terrace athletes competed against teams from 13 other schools from Quesnel to Prince Rupert, and finished with 292 points overall.

The Skeena track and field team has doubled since last year, and has 25 athletes that regularly attend practices.

To help with the growing team, coach Paul Casgra from Parkside joined Caledonia coaches Megan Reid and Ben Mattheis in training the team this year. Results from the Sub Zero meet are as follows:

Tanisha Davis from Caledonia, finished fourth in discus and javelin.

In the 14-15 year old boys division, Tristen Brown finished third in 100m and 300m and Spencer Schulte was second in 100m hurdles, fourth in discus, and third in javelin.

In 14-15 year old girls, Olivia Faetz earned third in 1200m and 800m, and Michaela Yeo won first in long jump and fourth in discus.

In 13 year old boys, Trai Zips won first in 1200m, second in 300m, and third in discus. Ty Giesbrecht won first in 800m and triple jump, third in 1200m, fourth in long jump and discus.

In 13 year old girls, Ann Zettler won first in 1200m and triple jump, second in long jump, and fourth in 100m. Shaena Gyorfi won first in the 800m and fourth in 300m. Erin Billson was second and Hannah Francouer third in the 800m. Sarah Fell finished third in long jump, and Jessica Hamel was third in javelin. Kylie Davis as second in discus and javelin.