Sheldin Howard finishes RDPC track career as provincial discus champion

R.D. Parker Collegiate’s Sheldin Howard was the most successful Trojan athlete at the high school track and field provincials in Winnipeg June 6-8, winning the senior boys’ discus and the silver medal in shot put.

The shot put champion beat Howard’s distance by only two centimetres.

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Howard finishes his high school track and field career with five podium finishes overall, having captured second in shot put and third in discus last year after finishing third in the junior boys’ shot put in 2017.

He’s not the first high school track champion in his family. Deon Howard captured two gold and two silver medals in shot put for RDPC in four consecutive track provincials from 2011 to 2014

Sheldin Howard’s were the only medals for RDPC, though Morgan Johnson finished fourth in the junior girls’ high jump on a countback after she and the bronze-medal winner tied with a best jump of 1.48 metres and Megan Szabo finished fifth in the junior girls’ 100 metres, as well as sixth in the 200 metres and eighth in the 3,000 metres. Madyson Caldwell was the Trojans’ other top-five finisher, winding up two spots away from a medal in junior girls’ shot put.

The senior boys’ 4x100-metre relay team of Jasraj Kullar, Lance Bobesko, Kale Mayor and Hunter Rambow finished sixth while the junior girls’ 4x100-metre relay team of Johnson, Szabo, Kamryn Horvath and Katelyn Farkas wound up seventh.

Kyler Timmons was ninth in the junior boys’ discus.

The junior girls’ 4x400-metre relay team finished 10th.

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