This page contains ongoing results starting with the most recent. (Sorry about the inconsistent formatting)
Western Canada Summer Games, Swift Current (August 15-18, 2019)
It has been a long year…. the wind howled (up to 45 kph) across the Canadian Prairies to voice its discontent with the ending of the outdoor season. Nevertheless, the Wombats had some solid results. (Asterisk indicates personal best). I still cannot believe that they allowed the Games to be held in Swift Current after they did not install a steeplechase pit when they put in the track. (and yes, that is a criticism, not an observation). This meet was for athletes born in 1999 or later, so many of the group are competing against older athletes.
|William Boyle||Bronze||3000m||8:56.73 *|
|Noel Kendle||4th||800m||1:56.16 *|
|Noah Hoffman||Gold||4 x 400||3:15.12|
|Noel Kendle||Gold||4 x 400||3:15.12|
2019 National Legions Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships, Sydney NS (August 9-11, 2019)
Legion Nationals was a pretty special time; the group had eight athletes attending: five Wombats as club members and three Wombats as part of the Manitoba-Northwest Ontario Legion Command. The meet is the Canadian U18 and U16 championships, so athletes are running in their proper age category.
Results were very good with the Wombats coming away with three individual bronzes and a share of a relay bronze.
|Margrett Watt||Bronze||1500m||4:34.25 *|
|Ceci Howes||6th||1500m||4:40.73 *|
|Daniel Turon||Bronze||4 x 400m||3:28.09|
Canadian Track and Field Championships, Montréal (July 25-28, 2019)
At this meet, we had eleven athletes from the group competing. Six of them were true juniors, meaning that they turn 18 or 19 this year. Five of them were still U18. The group had two medals and some very good runs! Back in Manitoba, we seldom have to run rounds. For younger athletes we use this meet as a “next level meet,” meaning many of the U18 athletes come to this meet in order to see what’s out there. With the exception of the 3000m steeplechase and the 3000m, there were qualifying, semi’s and finals. **Personal best, provincial record; *Personal best
|Ceci Howes||U18||3000mST||10:47.19 **||Silver|
|Margrett Watt||U18||1500m||4:34.74 *||4th|
|Noel Kendle||U20||800m||1:56.84 *||1:58.93||17th|
|William Boyle||U18||1500m||4:02.44 *||4:05.10||17th|
|Alyssa Moon||U18||1500m||4:48.08 *|
|Calvin Reimer||U20||800m||1:58.85 *|
U18 NACAC Championships, Querétaro, Mexico (July 5-7, 2019)
Ceci earned her place on this Canadian U18 national team by being second ranked in Canada in the U18 Women’s 2000m steeplechase. She was second in Mexico, her first race at altitude (over a mile above sea level). Go Wombats!
Tri-Province Challenge, Regina, SK (July 12-14, 2019)
This meet is an age class meet; athletes from Manitoba competed against teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan in the U18 and U16 age categories.
Results to follow, gotta go for a shower! 🙂
2018 Athletics Manitoba Awards Banquet (2018)
Congratulations to the following Wombats on their awards won at the 2018 Athletics Manitoba Awards Banquet held November 16, 2018! Congratulations to other Wombats nominated! Athletes were recognized for their performances in the 2017-2018 season. Athletics Manitoba is the sport governing body for track and field in the province of Manitoba.
- Erin Valgardson – Junior Athlete of the Year
- Cecilia Howes – Ron Melnychuk Distance Award
- Margrett Watt – Most Improved Athlete Award
MHSAA Cross Country Results (2018)
These are the placings from the MHSAA XC Provincials held October 17, 2019 at Roseisle, MB. Athletes represented their schools, however all of these athletes train with our group.
2018 Winnipeg Optimist Awards Banquet (2018)
Our club had its awards banquet on October 21, 2018. The following athletes were recognized for performances in the 2017-2017 season. Here are the winners from the Wombat training group.
- Trey Friesen – Best Overall Hurdler (Male)
- Josh Samyn – Best Overall Middle Distance (Male)
- Cecilia Howes – Best Overall Middle Distance (Female)
- Josh Samyn – Outstanding Junior Athlete (Male)
- Ron Melnichuk Distance Award – Margrett Watt & Jack Taylor (co-winners)
- Erin Owens – Wombat Rookie of the Year
- Custom Design Scholarship – Reegan Wiebe
2018 National Legion Track and Field Championships (2018)
National Legions are the national championships for youth and midget-aged athletes and were held this summer in Brandon Manitoba from August 10-12.
Youth Women 1500m
- 4th – Margrett Watt (4:41.04)
- 8th – Erin Owens (4:44.20)
Youth Women 2000m Steeplechase
- 5th – Erin Owens (7:14.65)
- 6th – Cecilia Howes (7:15.22)
Youth Men 1500m
- 11th – William Boyle (4:07.02)
- 15th – Calvin Reimer (4:11.17)
Youth Men 400m Hurdles
- 5th – Trey Friesen (58.15)
Youth Men 2000m Steeplechase
- 6th – William Boyle (6:23.64)
- 9th – Calvin Reimer (6:36.80)
Canadian Track & Field Championships (2018)
The Canadian Track and Field Championships were held in Ottawa on July 3-8, 2018. The Wombats sent a strong contingent of youth and junior age athletes to compete in the U20 age category. Results are as follows:
MHSAA Provincial Track & Field Championships (June 7-9, 2018)
The group had an excellent meet at the high school championships as shown below!