Athlete of the Week
Curtis Urniezius of the St. Paul’s Barons track & field team in Elie is this week’s Tri-Star Rural High School athlete of the week. This 6’4” thrower won first place in the varsity boys javelin, discus and shot put events in every track meet he competed in this year, which included the Selkirk Royal Rumble, Zone 4 Championships and this past weekend’s Milk Provincial Track & Field Championships. At provincial the triple gold medalist threw 52.24m in the javelin, 41.78m in the discus, and set a new Provincial Record in the shot put with a throw of 15.63m. Coach Craig Baron states, “Curtis is a tremendously focused and dedicated athlete with an unrivalled intensity and competitiveness. He has worked tirelessly with his coaches to get to an elite level of performance, as demonstrated by his three gold medals at the Milk track & field Championships this past weekend. Curtis always seems to thrive on the biggest stages and finds a way to reach down and find his best performances when it matters most. Curtis gives a 100% effort every time he competes and he expects the same from his teammates”. This grade 12 student maintains an average of 75%, while also competing in volleyball, badminton, and golf.