track and field

Let the Games Begin!

On Thursday, May 12th, the ICS track team took part in a track meet at Swangard Stadium hosted by St. Joseph’s School. We participated in a number of events: the 800 metre, 100 metre, girls, boys and mixed 4×100 metre relays, long jump and shotput.

There was also 60 metre race for grades 3, 4 and 5, as well as a 200 metre, 400 metre and medley relay for grades 6 and 7. We did very well, especially in the 800 metre race. It was lots of fun and a chance to be outside, running, jumping and throwing. I know everyone looks forward to our next track meet on Thursday, May 19th at Vancouver College.

Written by a Grade Seven Student

All Stars at CISVA track meet

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the ICS track team took part in the annual CISVA Track & Field Meet at Swangard Stadium. After Day 1 of the track meet, ICS is in 11th place out of 36 teams.  We earned two firsts, two thirds, two sixths, one seventh, and one eighth place finish.   We also had one 4×100 relay team and one 100m runner qualify for the finals next week.

Track and field season off to a great start

Every child in Grades Three through Seven has the opportunity to participate in Track and Field at ICS.  There are early morning practices twice a week (rain or shine!) for runners and long-jumpers. Those involved in shotput and discus also practice twice a week after school.  Having completed many weeks of practice, the participants go on to compete in a number of events against other CISVA schools at various track meets.

The first “friendly” track meet was held last Thursday on a beautiful sunny day, hosted by St. Joseph’s School at Swangard Stadium.  We competed against six other schools and did really well in many events.  Next week, we have another friendly meet at Vancouver College and then it’s onto the CISVA competitions which are also held at Swangard Stadium.

Good luck to all our sprinters, long distance runners, long-jumpers and throwers!