Hapnot athletes take AA title at track zone championship

Track and field took the fore for Hapnot Collegiate athletes at the Zone 11 track championships in The Pas. Hapnot placed third overall and first among AA schools in the points standings and medal count.

The Kings and Kweens earned a total of 27 combined medals – including nine golds – and 236 overall points behind only Thompson’s RD Parker Collegiate and Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) from The Pas.

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Ethan Patterson left the meet as Hapnot’s only multiple individual gold winner, winning both the junior varsity (JV) boys’ long jump and the JV boys’ triple jump. Patterson added a bronze in the JV boys’ 200-metre dash.

Several other members of the 15-person team left with multiple medals, including David Richard, who earned gold, silver and bronze medals in the JV 3000-metre, 1500-metre and 800-metre races respectively.

Peyton Beauchamp and Alyssa Leslie both ended the meet with a silver medal and a pair of bronzes. Beauchamp received her silver in the JV girls’ 600-gram javelin throw, receiving third place in both the JV girls’ 100-metre dash and the JV girls’ 200-metre dash. Leslie finished on the podium in the jumping events, earning silver in the JV girls’ long jump and third place in the JV girls’ triple jump and JV girls’ high jump.

Cadence McIntosh won gold in the JV girls’ one-kilogram discus throw and bronze in the JV girls’ four-kilogram shot put. Sidney Wesner took home a pair of silvers in the JV girls’ 800-metre and 1500-metre races.

Other athletes won a single medal but made it count by bringing home gold. Eli Plamondon finished first in the JV boys’ 700-gram javelin throw, while Brayden Abbott took home the gold in the JV boys 100-metre hurdles.

Gold in girls’ four-kilogram shot put went to Daley Shaw, while Ainsley McCracken took gold in the JV girls’ long jump.

Three teams of Hapnot athletes also received medals, with the JV boys’ distance medley team of Patterson, Plamondon, Richard and Joel Williams winning gold. The two other teams, the JV girls’ 4x400-metres relay (made up of Darah Brown, Leslie, McCracken and Cailyn O’Hare) and the JV girls’ distance medley (Beauchamp, Brown, Rene Thompson and Wesner), finished with bronze medals.

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