‘Makers claim Senior Zone Meet in Smithers

The Charles Hays Rainmakers track team won the Senior Zone Meet March 20 and 21 in Smithers.

The Charles Hays Rainmakers track team claimed the Senior Zone Meet March 20 and 21 in Smithers.

The Charles Hays Rainmakers track team won the Senior Zone Meet March 20 and 21 in Smithers. “It was a close battle between Smithers Secondary and us. It came down to the last race of the day, the 4X400 relay. With injuries during the meet, Juniors Kohen Chan and Eric Lees were called in as replacements to finish the relay. We finished second in the race, and those second place points gave the senior team a 115-113 victory over Smithers,” said Rainmaker coach Dighton Haynes. The senior team was led by Cody Schaeffer with 29 points from his eight events, including a first place finish in the 400 metre hurdles and second place in triple jump, 100 and 200 metre dash and the 110 metre hurdles. Arden Stewart scored 25 points with firsts in the 100 meter dash, long jump and javelin events, and scored a second in discus. Jason Rioux scored 22 points for the Charles Hays team with firsts in long and triple jump, a second in high jump, and finished third place in the 100 and 200 metre dash. Also scoring points were Dominic Irvine, Avery Taylor and Luis Martin. “Dominic, Arden, Jason and Avery will travel to Nanaimo June 2-4 for the provincials where 32 athletes in each event will compete for B.C. gold,” coach Haynes said. Arden Stewart was awarded the top senior female athlete with her results. On the junior side of the event: Eric Lees was the top male athlete at the track meet, with firsts in the 100 metre dash, high jump and long jump. Eric’s high jump of 1.60 metres won the outstanding male performance award. Strong performances were also made by Ezekiel Appollos, Kohen Chan, Andrew Lowther, Sher Angad Sahai and Jessica Nguyen. The junior’s placed third overall behind Smithers and Skeena. Coach Haynes elaborated on what the junior team’s positive result means for the athletes. “Most, it not all of the junior team, will represent the Northwest at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford July 22-24.”

Just Posted

Council briefs: Gurney marks one year as Lester Centre’s manager, marina revenues down

Council supports Métis Awareness week but has concern over raising Infinity Flag

In-brief: Electric charging station available in Prince Rupert, Metlakatla senior housing taking applications

Weather dampens paving plans on McBride, The Northern View Cannery Road Race is coming down the road

Prince Rupert shuttle service set to get underway

New shuttle bus between Prince Rupert and Terrace

VIDEO: Kaien Anti-Poverty Society hoping to raise $20K in 50/50 community bingo nights

KAPS is looking to raise money for a new vehicle to support their growing food program

Heart of Our City: Kaps off to Colleen Hermanson

Colleen Hermanson began working in social services as early as 1968

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Brittanne O’Connor’s drive to create Prince Rupert’s own women’s team has led to success and inspiration

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

The Northern View 2019 Readers Choice

It’s that time of year again! Vote online or at the Prince Rupert office before noon on Aug. 30

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Most Read