On Saturday, January 25, three of the high school aged Coyotes competed in the Athletics Ontario Combined Events Indoor Championships and Prep Meet at York University.
Grade 11 student, Ethan Pentland as well as Grade 10 students Madi Calder and Hailey Abbott laced up to see where their training has put them so far into the season.
Madi Calder began the day in the combined U18, U20 and Open Girls 1500m. She started off on pace for her event over the first half of the race and then struggled over the last 500m, She crossed the line in 5:44.97 placing 29th of 32 competitors.
Hailey Abbot was next up, racing in the fastest of the three heats of the U18, U20, Open Girls 1500m race. She also was on pace for about the first two thirds of her race and then fell off pace. She still finished with a solid time of 5:04.89 for her first race of the indoor season.
Ethan Pentland was also in the fastest of four heats in the U18, U20, Open Boys 1500m race. Feeling sluggish even before the race began, he struggled to keep pace even after the second lap of the 7.5 lap race on the 200m indoor track. His time of 4:28.37 placed him 25th of 39 competitors and only one second faster than his race two weeks ago.
Photo: Madi Calder, a grade 10 Collingwood student, laced up with team mates Hailey Abbott and Ethan Pentland at an indoor track meet in Toronto