Airdrie Aces impressed at Edmonton indoor meet
By: Lucas Punkari
| Posted: Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 11:03 am
The Airdrie Aces track and field team made a successful return indoors for The Last Chance Indoor Meet in Edmonton on Nov. 30, with four team members earning medals in the final meet of the 2013 indoor season.
Leading the way for the team was 14-year-old Scott Chalupiak, who set a new personal best time of 3:21.75 to earn the gold medal in the midget men’s 1,200-metre race, shattering his previous personal best time of 3:25.92 in the process.
“The previous personal best time was achieved in January of this year, so Scott was really happy about bettering that,” Aces Coach Jodie Matsuba-Szucs said.
“He’s now looking forward to breaking the 15-year-old provincial indoor record of time of 3:21.23 in January, which is currently held by one of his top rivals Eric Lutz from Calgary.”
Adam Sleik, 14, picked up a silver medal in the midget men’s four-kilogram shot put event in Edmonton, for a throw of 12.13m.
“That was a personal best throw for Adam, and he was very happy about earning a silver medal,” Matsuba-Szucs said.
Two members of the Aces picked up bronze medals during the meet, as 15-year-old Isiah Richards earned that accolade in the midget men’s 200m and 300m sprint races.
Jasmine Szucs, 10, picked up a bronze medal in the peewee girls combined event, which consisted of a 60m sprint, a 600m race, a long jump, and a 2 kg medicine ball throw.
The next event for the Aces will be the first event of the 2014 indoor track and field season, which will take place in Calgary on Dec. 14.