No, it wasn’t senior skip day, but when you look at Friday’s results in the 100-metre dash at the Manitoba high school track and field provincials, you might have thought it was.
Trae Tomlinson, a Grade 9 student from St. Paul’s High School, claimed the title as the province’s fastest high school sprinter.
The 15-year old crossed the finish line in the junior varsity boys 100m final at 11.43 seconds to earn himself a provincial gold medal. Steven Koniuck of Sisler High School finished second in the junior varsity 100m final at 11.82 secs. Tomlinson’s performance in the 100m was the best time run by any sprinter in any grade on Friday. It may have been a surprise to many to see a freshman take the crown as Manitoba’s faster high schooler, but it wasn’t to Tomlinson, who represented Manitoba at the 2017 National Legion Track and Field Championships where he finished the 100m in fifth place.
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