Not to be outdone, Pazdzierski’s West Boundary classmate Emma LaRocque pedals her feet to get a little extra distance on her longjump leap. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Boundary students flex skills at track meet

Last year’s event was cancelled due to flooding

More than 200 students in grades 4 through 7 from across School District 51 hustled their way around the fields at Perley School in Grand Forks during the district’s annual track meet last Friday, more than 80 athletes attended from Greenwood and West Boundary elementary schools.

Last week’s event was the district’s first elementary meet in two years, after the 2018 one was canceled due to flood recovery efforts. It was only the third since the district began hosting the meets in 2000, and the first to be skipped for reasons other than a teacher strike.

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Grade 4 Greenwood student Sullivan Sproule, right, hustles to catch up with a Hutton competitor in the district track meet’s long distance race. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

West Boundary’s Rebecca MacFarlane reels in a fellow racer as she approaches the final stretch of the Grade 4 girls’ long distance event. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Big White Community School’s Treyden White travelled over two hours with schoolmates to compete in shot put, long jump. high jump, sprinting and long-distance running at the 2019 SD 51 elementary track meet. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Lincoln Simmonds of Greenwood Elementary School leaves his shadow in the sand during the Grade 4 boys’ longjump contest, held last Friday at Perley Elementary. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Sisilie Pazdzierski of West Boundary Elementary flies far enough to earn a ribbon in the Grade 4 girls’ longjump event. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

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