Stuart Baker Elementary School students shine at track meet
Published June 20, 2017
Haliburton’s Stuart Baker Elementary School showed their quality, hitting the podium several times in individual events, winning overall individual championship titles for the tyke and novice boys and team novice boys and tyke boys titles at the annual Trillium Lakelands District School Board primary track and field meet on Wednesday, June 14, at the Rolling Hills Public School in Manvers.
There were 15 track athletes from Stuart Baker, who represented Haliburton against 18 other primary schools. The school was led by Isaac Borgdorff, who came home as the best tyke boys (Grade 1 and 2) competitor, winning the long jump, 100 metres and 250 metres and peer Evan Backus, who also returned home victorious, finishing as the best novice boys champion by winning the 50-metre dash and the 100-metre dash, and earning a second in long jump. His brother Graham Backus finished on the podium too, as the second best novice boy with a second in the 250-metre dash, third in the broad jump and third in the 50-metre dash.
Other notable results
Addyson Parish - 2nd in long jump
Lara Gallant - 4th 250 metre dash, 4th 100 m, 4th in ball throw, 6th in two-person relay
Ty Rupnow - 3rd 100 metre dash, 6th 250 metre dash, 6th two-person relay
Tristan Leslie - 5th in broad jump
Gideon Borgdorff - 6th in broad jump
Top 10 finishes for Abby Schreiber-Newlove, Mazey Robinson and Alivia Brown.
Rounding out the team was Josh Scheffee, Macey Bjelis, Carlee Crang, Rilynn Bain.
Information submitted by Stephanie Metzger