After the track and field senior zone meet last Wednesday at Glenmore, seven out of the 12 Olds High School athletes who competed are on their way to provincials.
“The zone meet went ahead. It was wet but very bearable,” said OHS coach Adam Hogarth.
As Hogarth predicted last week, Carson Jorgensen took Aggregate for top Junior Boy.
“This is a huge accomplishment at the zone level,” said Hogarth.
Jorgensen placed second in the 3000 m., the 800 m., and in Javelin, while he placed third for the 1500 m.
Daniela Aguilar will also be competing in provincials after she took first for Intermediate girls 400 m., and second in the 800 m.
“She won the 400 by 60 metres, demolishing the field. With it being only her second time running the 800 metre race, that's pretty awesome.”
Junior girls pole vaulters Alex Groves and Hannah Buchholz tied for first, while Brittany Hepp placed first in pole vault for Intermediate girls.
“The pole vaulters held their own, and all qualified for provincials,” said Hogarth.
Sam Prevost placed second in Intermediate boys 3000 m.
“Shaylin Muller ran a great race to place second in the 800 metre to make it to provincials,” said Hogarth.
“Overall, seven athletes going to provincials out of 12 at zones is pretty awesome.”
Three competitors from Olds Koinonia Christian School will also be competing at provincials.
Garreth Archer placed second for intermediate boys discus; Karleton Moench took second for intermediate boys 1500 m., and Tyler Jansen placed second in intermediate boys javelin.
OKCS finished third out of 13 for 1A team points.
The 2011 Alberta Schools' Athletic Association (ASAA) Provincial Track and Field Championships will be hosted by the North Region at Foote Field in Edmonton on June 3 and 4.