The École Riverside School Rams successfully defended the Knights of Columbus track meet championship they wrested away from the Westwood School Vikings four years earlier when the first post-COVID edition of the event took place May 12 at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena.
Riverside ran away with the title, collecting 226 points overall, more than twice as many as runners-up the Deerwood School Dragons.
Westwood, which won the championship for 16 straight years from 2003 to 2018, finished with 72 points, tied for third with the Burntwood School Bobcats.
The Juniper School Jaguars finished with 40 points, La Voie du Nord 17 and the Wapanohk Community School Wolves did not pick up any points.
Riverside’s dominance was almost total, as they collected more points in the long jump, the high jump, shot put, 50 metres, 300 metres, the co-ed relays and the 4x100-metre relays than any other school. The only race category in which they were not the school with the most total points was the 1,000-metre runs, as the Bobcats took five points, two more than the Rams.
The annual indoor track meet involving hundreds of competitors from all of Thompson’s seven elementary schools wasn’t held for the past three years as a result of the pandemic.