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Canora student athletes strive to qualify for Districts

In total, Canora had 33 student athletes qualify for Districts in Yorkton.

CANORA - Canora Composite School was well-represented at the pre-district meet held in Yorkton on May 13, striving to qualify for districts, also scheduled for Yorkton.

Athletes participated in a variety of events in different age categories. This year athletes were divided into two separate competitive groups with Invermay, Canora and Sturgis in one group and Kamsack, Preeceville and Norquay participating in the other group.

The top two in the pee wee and bantam categories in the Eastland Lakes East and Eastland Lakes West move on to Districts. The top four in the intermediate, junior and senior categories qualify for Districts.

One of the Canora highlights was CCS athletes taking the top three spots in intermediate boys shotput.

In total, Canora had 33 student athletes qualify for Districts in Yorkton

Sofia Tratch finished first in the junior girls 400M, first in the junior girls hurdles, first in the junior girls triple jump, and second in junior girls high jump.

Andrew Sliva dominated the intermediate boys longer distance races, winning the 800M, the 1500M and the 3000M.

Henry Craig showed off his jumping ability, taking first in intermediate boys long jump, first in the triple jump, and first in the high jump.

Matthew Makowsky took first in the junior boys 400M, first in the high jump, and first in the javelin.

Callie Sznerch showed her versatility with first-place finishes in the junior girls 1500M, the shotput, and the javelin.

Cameron Sznerch finished first in the peewee boys 400M, and second in the 800M. Madison Dutchak placed fist in the peewee girls 400M.

Kasen Heshka was the winner of the peewee boys 800M and also the 3000M, ahead of Mario Kastrioli, who came in second.

Hunter Lamb finished first in the senior boys 800M and 3000M, and also took third in the senior boys long jump.

Jaxon Bisschop finished second in senior boys hurdles.

Zoe Thomas won the senior girls triple jump, finished second in hurdles, and second in discus, just behind Kailey Sleeva’s first-place result. Sleeva also won the senior girls shotput.

Merrick Derkatch won the bantam girls long jump, with Kaelyn Shukin finishing second. Jackson Palagian was second in the peewee boys long jump. Falyn Ostafie placed third in intermediate girls long jump.

Cooper Kraynick placed first in intermediate boys shotput, first in discus and second in long jump.

Michael Desrosiers was the winner in junior boys long jump and placed fourth in the javelin.

Jackson Krotenko finished third in senior boys triple jump and fourth in javelin.

Joey Palagian won the senior boys shotput and placed fourth in the long jump.

Danielle Dutchak took first in peewee girls triple jump, ahead of Mahra Collingridge in second. Heidi Mentanko took the top spot in bantam girls triple jump.

Parker Kraynick won first in peewee boys high jump and first in shotput. Paisley Wolkowski finished first in peewee girls shot put and second in the high jump.

Jordan Makowsky placed first in intermediate boys javelin, second in shotput, and second in discus. Noah Prychak took second in junior boys shotput, second in discus, and third in javelin. Karbin Rubletz finished fourth in junior boys shotput and fourth in junior boys discus. Braidyn Nesbitt was third in intermediate boys javelin.

Porter Wolkowski won the senior boys discus and placed third in senior boys javelin. Logan Sznerch finished third in intermediate boys shotput and fourth in javelin.

According to coaches Thomas Lowes and Leona Kitchen, they got the impression that some students were hesitant to get involved in track this year due to the short season. But they were pleased with the effort put forth by the team at the pre-district meet.

“Although it was a hot day in Yorkton, the Canora athletes did great. For some of our students this was the first time attending pre-districts so they got a good taste of what to expect next year.”