Athletics Ontario Under 18 Indoor Track and Field Championships
at York University
The Georgian Bay Coyotes sent 3 of their athletes down to put their hard winter training to the test.
Hannah Knight, a grade 11 Meaford student, started things off running only 4 seconds off her personal best time in the Girls 1500m. Hannah placed 50th to stop the clock at 5:38.11.
Ethan Pentland, a grade 10 Durham student and Meaford’s grade 11 student, Spencer Book, were up next. Ethan ran an aggressive race and crossed the line in 10th spot. His time of 4:20.17 was only 4 seconds off his best time. Spencer was struggling with a bug on Saturday. He started on pace, but fell off the pack after 800m. His time of 4:43.22 was well off his best time.
Sunday was a much better day of competition. Hannah Knight ran a personal best time in her U18 - 800m event. Her time of 2:42.05 gave her 45th spot overall. Spencer Book and Ethan Pentland were both in the fastest of 6 heats in their U18 - 800m race. They both flew off the starting line with the pack, coming through their first 400m in 55-56 seconds. They both dug deep on their 3rd of 4 laps to hold pace and finished with a strong sprint to the line. Book placed 4th and Pentland 5th...each just missing their personal best times.
800m - 45th/49 @ 2:42.05 - PB
1500m - 50th/56 @ 5:38.11
800m - 5th/41 @ 2:02.89
1500m - 10th/55 @ 4:20.17
800m - 4th/41 @ 2:00.83
1500m - 38th/55 @ 4:43.22
The younger Coyotes return to Toronto on Saturday, Feb 16th for their 2nd meet of the winter season. For more information about the Team, check out our website at www.georgianbaycoyotes.com.