North·Photos

N.W.T. youth run, jump and throw at territorial track championships

Hundreds of students from across the Northwest Territories have descended on Hay River this week, strutting their stuff in the 2017 N.W.T. Track and Field Championships.

Annual event, held in Hay River, is one of N.W.T.'s biggest youth sporting events

Hundreds of students from across the Northwest Territories have descended on Hay River this week, strutting their stuff in the 2017 N.W.T. Track and Field Championships. Check out some of the action in our gallery:

Students from Hay River's Princess Alexandra School take in the 100m races. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Hundreds of students converge on the event's opening ceremonies. The event is one of the most highly attended youth sporting events in the N.W.T. (Submitted by Marilyn Marshall)
Harry Camsell School students are all smiles as they prepare for the opening ceremonies. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
St. Patrick's High School in Yellowknife is typically one of the largest - and loudest - delegations at the event. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
The delegation from Deninu School, in Fort Resolution, poses for the camera. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
The students from Fort Liard's Echo Dene School pose for the camera. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Is there ever a bad time for a selfie? Students from Yellowknife's Sir John Franklin High School mug for the camera before the opening ceremonies. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
The Weledeh Wolves, from Yellowknife, are ready for their close-up. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Diamon Jenness Secondary School's Bryce Smith clears the bar in the high jump. Smith set a new age group record at the event with a 168 cm jump. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Chief Jimmy Bruneau School's A.J. Camsell prepares himself for an attempt in the shot put. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Andrew Carr, from William McDonald School, is all business as he attempts the long jump. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Avery Lyth, from Harry Camsell School in Hay River, leads the pack in her 100 metre heat. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Ben Mitchell, from Fort Smith's Joseph Burr Tyrell School, pushes for the finish line in the 100 metre sprint. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Dalton McLeod, from Inuvik's East Three School, leads a challenger in the 3000 metres. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Krisin Chapman, from St. Patrick's High School, leaps for the mark in the long jump. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Landon Matthews, from Fort Smith's Paul William Kaeser School, prepares for his turn in the discus event. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Paul William Kaeser's Isaiah Wiltzen, East Three's Jackson Christie, and Sir John Franklin's Declan Crocker are tightly bunched during the 5000 metre race. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Shamus Downey, from Mildred Hall School in Yellowknife, prepares to stomp down on his long jump attempt. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Taya Straker, from William McDonald School, pushes for the line in the 100 metre sprint. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)
Zoey Walsh, from Diamond Jenness Secondary School, paces the field in the 3000 metre race. (Submitted by Sarah Pruys)