Athletics finish second

Arborg Collegiate Athletics athletes Jessica Monkman Brooklyn Blahey give thumbs up while competing at the 2019 MILK Provincial High School Track & Field Championships hosted by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association at University Stadium in Winnipeg, Man., on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Brook Jones/Interlake Spectator/Postmedia Network)

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The Arborg Collegiate Institute Athletics competed at the 2019 MILK Provincial Track & Field Championships at University Stadium and were rewarded for a second place finish in combined team scores for all ‘A’ schools in Manitoba.

Arborg finished the three-day meet with 41 points with Prairie Mountain capturing the championship banner.

According to Athletics track and field team head coach Haley Fisher, this year’s edition of the track and field team has more athletes training and competing compared to the previous school year.

“All the athletes have been performing well and I feel that a few of them have had personal bests,” Fisher said. “There’s a lot of mental preparation. When you’re down and you’re trying to get that good throw in and when you’re up and you’re bumped down.”

Arborg’s Natasha English won the junior varsity girls discus throw (one-kilogram) with her best throw of 28.63 metres. English also competed in the 100m dash where she finished 14th place in the preliminaries in a time of 13.46 seconds. In javelin (600kg) English placed seventh with a best throw of 25.37m.

Keely Emms-Finnsson placed fourth the same category with her best throw of 27.68m.

In varsity girls action, Jessica Monkman earned a silver medal in the shot put (4kg) with her best throw of 9.92m. In the discus throw (1kg), Monkman placed fourth with her best throw of 28.36m. Monkman also competed in the javelin (600kg) where she placed 14th with her best throw of 25.97m.

In the outdoor pentathlon, Athletics athlete Brenna Barvlski claimed the silver medal when she earned 2,433 points, just one point behind the overall winner, Caroline Witte from Shaftesbury High School.

In the 80m hurdles, Arborg’s Amber Erlendson finished in 26th place with a time of 16.93 seconds.

In long jump, Arborg’s Olivia Orbanski finished in 25th place in preliminaries with her best jump of 4.02m.

Arborg’s Tyson Barylski finished 57th in the junior varsity boys 100m dash (preliminaries) in a time of 12.85 seconds. Barylski also competed in the junior varsity boys shot put (4kg) and finished 11th in preliminaries with his best throw of 11.71m.

Athletics’ athlete Ben Danielson placed 29th in junior varsity boys long jump with a best jump of 4.61m. Danielson also competed in junior varsity boys triple jump where he finished 24 with a best jump of 10.19m. Teammate Jerah Andool finished in 33rd place with a best jump of 8.74m.

Arborg’s 4×100 junior varsity boys relay team finished in 22nd place in the semifinals with a time of 55.03 seconds.

In varsity boys action, Arborg’s Austin Adair finished in 37th place in the 100m dash in a time of 12.38 seconds. Adair finished 23rd place with a throw of 10.63m in shot put (5kg).

Nolan Paulson crossed the finish line in the 1.500m run in 30th place with a time of 5:09.07. Paulson also competed in the 3,000m run and finished 26th with a time of 11:57.19.

Brent Huta finished in 31st place in discus (1.5kg) with a best throw of 24.59m.

Aborg’s 4x100m relay team finished in 24th place in the preliminaries with a time of 53.13 seconds.

Jared Sweetland finished in 10th place in javelin (700kg) with his best throw of 40.25m.