Gold medal haul

St. Mary’s Nayan Chand leapt for 5.85 metres to win gold in the senior boys’ long jump at the Prince Albert city track meet at Harry Jerome Track on Thursday. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

Carlton and St. Mary dominate at city track meet

Carlton Comprehensive High School and St. Mary High School fared well at the Prince Albert city track meet on Wednesday and Thursday at Harry Jerome Track.

As of press time the schools combined for 52 first-place finishes out of 92 events. Approximately 300 students from around 20 schools took part in the two-day meet.

The top three students in each event within their conference earn a spot at the district track meet, which will be held at the same location on May 24 and 25. Carlton is in a conference with the Prince Albert Collegiate Institute and Regent Academy, while St. Mary students are up against athletes from Blessed Marie Rivier Catholic School.

St. Mary Coach Rene Quintal said the goal for the city meet is for his athletes to enjoy themselves and get in the right stage of mind for the district meet. He said most of his students will be moving on.

“We’re pretty happy overall,” Quintal said.

“We felt the kids that we expected to do well did a really good job. They prepared for the meets throughout the winter months and they were in a pretty good state physically.”

For more on this story, please read the Prince Albert Daily Herald¹s subscription-based print or e-editions.