Five new records set in Arctic Sports
March 10, 2012
Source: CBC News
Athletes from Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut and Alaska raise the bar
Athletes set five new Arctic Winter Games records in Arctic Sports this week.
- Veronica McDonald of Fort Smith, N.W.T., set a new record in the junior female kneel jump of 4 feet, 4 and 1/8 inches (132.4 centimetres). The previous record was 4 feet, 3 and 3/4 inches (131.4 centimetres) set by Team NWT's Trudy Kolit at the 1988 games in Fairbanks, Alaska.
- Team Yukon’s Anna Rivard set a new record in the open female triple jump of 8.55 metres, nearly a metre ahead of her closest competitor. The previous record was 7.9 metres set by Team Nunavik's Deseray Cumberbatch of Inukjuak, Que., at the 2010 games in Grande Prairie, Alta.
- Andrew Bell of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, set a new record of 10.95 metres in the open male triple jump. The previous record was 10.51 metres set by Alexander Shernakov of Team Yamal at the 2004 games in Wood Buffalo, Alta.
- Autumn Ridley of Anchorage, Alaska, set a new record in the junior female Alaskan high kick of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 metres). The previous record was 5 feet, 10 inches (1.78 metres), set by Alaskan Alissa Joseph at the 2004 games, and tied in 2006 by Alaskan Tanya M. Slim and again in 2010 by Anna Rivard.
- Jaclyn Weston of Alaska set a new record in the open female Alaskan high kick of 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 metres). The previous record was 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 metres) set by Alaskan Tanya Slim in 2010.