St. Joe’s students shine at Duncan track meet

Grade 3-5 students from St. Joseph’s School in Chemainus recently enjoyed a track meet at Chesterfield in Duncan.

St. Joseph’s track athletes celebrate a successful meet in Duncan. Pictured here

St. Joseph’s track athletes celebrate a successful meet in Duncan. Pictured here

Grade 3-5 students from St. Joseph’s School in Chemainus recently enjoyed a track meet at Chesterfield in Duncan with four other schools.

The overall themes were participation and sportsmanship,and it went over very well, according to coach John Battie.

The events included 100 m sprint, 200 m sprint, 800 m, standing long jump, running long jump, discuss, frisbee toss, shot put and ball throw.

Many St. Joseph’s athletes received first-, second- and third-place ribbons.

Thomas Guevara Mix, Coleton Gonzales, Sophia Smith, Hannah Clare and Tristram Nisbet received Grade 3/4 ribbons.

Maggie Boese-Ezard, Hannah Dumez, Emma Graves, Dustin Jeanson-Davidson, Derek Miller and Rachel Woodruff — who also earned a Sportsmanship Award — won awards for Grade 5, and Scott Leslie, Addison Graves, and Shane Valic won awards for Grade 6.  Gr 7- Dylan Hartl was named top Grade 7 boy with three first-place ribbons and two seconds.

— Submitted