Hundreds of grade 5-7 Markham students headed to their track and field areas at Bill Crothers Secondary School June 6 on a rainy morning.

The schedule for male athletes competing in the 1500m and 800m was well planned. The 1500m was held first thing in the morning around 9am and the 800m was scheduled for 4:30pm, giving those athletes ample time to rest after the long race. The 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump were scheduled from 10am-3pm. The girl’s races were held in the morning and the long jump competitions took place in the afternoon.

Rain or shine the events went on and the hundreds of students had lots of time for camaraderie with fellow students between competitions.