Joseph wins Long Jump at Tri-province Meet
Six Southwest athletes represented Saskatchewan at the Tri-province Meet in Regina over the weekend against competition from Alberta and
Swift Current’s Scott Joseph won the Long Jump with a top jump of 7.35 Metres to top the nearest competitor by almost half a metre in the 18-20 Western Canada Games Division.
He added a silver medal in the Triple Jump with a 13.38metre effort. Joseph, 18, also ran in the 200 Metres and won bronze in 22.25 seconds.
Joseph was also on the 4×100
Metre Relay team that won in 42.24 seconds.
Joseph will represent Saskatchewan in the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in
Swift Current, when he will be joined by Swift Current’s Kalea
Sauder and Leader’s Jackson
Swift Current’s Madison
Lawrence and Hunter Berg will also represent Saskatchewan in their hometown in Special
Olympics Athletics at the Summer
Lawrence, 8, was at the Triprovince Meet and qualified in both the 200 Metres and 400
Metres. Berg was unable to compete at the Tri-province
Meet, but has been invited to join Team Saskatchewan for the Games.
Sauder will compete in the
Heptathlon at the Games. She tied for third in High Jump in the 18-20 WCSG Division when she cleared the bar at 1.55 metres in Regina.
Sauder placed fifth in Long
Jump with a top jump of 5.19 metres. She also placed sixth in the 100 Metre Hurdles in 15.75 seconds.
Sitter will represent Saskatchewan in Triple Jump at the WCSG. He was fourth in the Triple Jump in Regina with a 13.15-metre top effort.
Sitter placed fifth in Long
Jump with a best jump of 6.41 metres. He also ran in the 200
Meters and placed fifth in 23.87 seconds.
Leader’s Reed Sitter placed 10th in the Boys 16-17 Discus
Throw when his best throw travelled 22.10 Metres. He finished fifth in the Hammer
Throw with a 28.55-metre toss.
Reed Sitter finished seventh in Shot Put with an 11.32metre heave. He also placed 12th in Javelin with a 24.91metre throw.
Webb’s Brandt Leppa had a seventh-place showing in the
Boys 16-17 Javelin when he produced a top throw of 43.10 metres. Leppa also placed 11th in the Discus with a top throw of 21.07 metres.