Horse Lake Elementary claimed victory at the Inter-School Track and Field Meet last Thursday.
Horse Lake beat host school 100 Mile Elementary by just a few points, at 207 to 193, much to the chagrin of principal Maria Telford. She said the result has already encouraged her students to train harder for next year.
“I reluctantly gave the trophy to (Horse Lake principal) Ty Lytton,” Telford said. “I can’t wait for next year, we’re going to beat them.”
Telford said 230 students aged nine-14 from 100 Mile, Horse Lake, Forest Grove, Lac La Hache and Mile 108 elementary schools came to the track and field meet.
The students competed in the long jump, high jump, triple jump, standing broad jump shotput and the 100, 200 and 800-metre dashes.
After not being able to hold large school events for the past two years, Telford said there was a lot of interest from the students.
She added the meets are an important part of building and maintaining school spirit.
“It was awesome. It was a little bit rainy in the morning but the weather held out and the kids had a great time,” Telford said. “We had amazing participation and sportsmanship throughout the day.
“The kids cheered each other on and had great team spirit.”