VIDEO: High School track athletes on the prowl for provincial gold

By Mitch Bach
May 16, 2018 - 3:18pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — High school track and field talent was on full display at Crescent Heights High School on Tuesday for the Medicine Hat City Championships.

For many, it's a tune up ahead of the ASAA South Zone Championship next Thursday, where a select few spots at provincials are up for grabs in each event.

Madison Kane-Rissling, a senior for the McCoy Colts, cracked the provincial podium in long-jump in Grade 10 and 11. Entering her final year of high school competition, she's setting the bar high in hopes of capturing provincial gold. 

If long-jump doesn't work out, she has plenty more events to choose from. Kane-Rissling cruised to a first place finish in the SV girls 100m dash, along with high-jump and triple-jump.

Another stand-out Hat-product is new to the high school scene, but is already raising his coaches eyebrows. 

Grade 10 Hat High Mohawk Kyle Spackman says hurdles are his specialty, but he's showing massive strides in pole-vault — so much that his potential is being compared to former Mohawk and Olympian Sage Watson.

Mitch Bach of CHAT Sports brings an in-depth look into both track athletes, where their careers may take them, and how they plan on carrying through on a strong 2018 campaign.

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