Cross Country / Track & Field
Taking place in the fall, the cross country season is relatively short. It consists of one or two small competitions followed by regional and provincial championships. The size of LCBI’s Cross Country Team varies from year to year. LCBI’s location within walking distance of two cross country courses makes training more effective. The team is typically small because cross country competes with other sports – i.e., soccer, football and volleyball — for athletes. LCBI’s soccer coaches do encourage their players to compete in cross country for the obvious endurance benefits.
The track season begins in the spring. Some exceptional athletes have participated in LCBI’s track program over the years. To properly support our athletes, we have several coaches who help with throws, jumps, sprints and distance. Since track doesn’t compete with other sports for athletes, the Bison Track Team is large. In addition to hosting their own track meet, LCBI’s athletes participate in conference, regional and provincial meets throughout the season. LCBI athletes enjoy the use of quality training sites for both track and field events.
TRACK & FIELD: Coaches: Jesse Sorenson, Rick Delainey & Bryan Akre
This year the LCBI track team consisted of 20 athletes, which is a very strong contingent for a small school. Of the 20 athletes, all advanced to Districts, and 11 went on to advance to Provincials. At Districts, Sarah Hicks was the top LCBI athlete winning all 4 of her events (80m Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, and the 400m); Sarah Hicks also won the Aggregate medal for Senior Girls. There were also many other great results including 23 top 3 finishes, 9 of which were 1st place performances. The 11 athletes that advanced to Provincials were Holly Abrahamson, Katelyn Annala, Brayden Dawe, Leif Haugen, Sarah Hicks, Mason Hoeflicher, Maia Jorgensen, Matthew Kemp, Ricki Lockhart, Justin Morken, and Amy Perkins. The top athlete for the Bisons was Matthew Kemp, finishing with a silver medal after a series of great throws in the Senior Boys Discus Competition. Other notable (Top 10) performances included Mason Hoeflicher (4th in Junior Boys Quadathlon) and Sarah Hicks (6th in both High Jump and 80m Hurdles).
CROSS COUNTRY: Coach: Andrea Klassen
The cross country season is a short season, but the team was still able to attend a few meets, including ones in Outlook and Biggar. The district meet, which was to be held on October 5th in Eston, was postponed due to snow. Ali Kemp competed in the Provincial Competition in Delisle on October 15th, and finished with an excellent race.