Cumberland County athletes excel at Northumberland track and field championships
Six Cumberland County high schools will be represented at the 2017 NSSAF Track and Field Championships this weekend in Halifax.
Events begin Friday and continue through Saturday.
The top four athletes in each event at last weekend’s Northumberland regional meet in Stellarton qualified for provincials.
In the junior girls 100-metre run, both Kailey Spurvey and Audrey Hoeg of E.B. Chandler qualified by finishing second and third respectively – Spurvey at 13.30 and Hoeg at 13.40.
Taylor Thompson of Oxford was third in the junior girls 80metre hurdles event with a time of 15 seconds, while Emma Mattinson, also of the Oxford Regional Education Centre, was first in the junior girls high jump at 1.50 metres and Makayla Blanch of E.B. Chandler was second at 1.47 metres.
Emma Sjanic of E.B. Chandler qualified for provincials in the junior girls triple jump with a leap of 9.11 meters.
Audrey Hoeg of E.B. Chandler also qualified in the 200 with a run of 29.5 seconds while the E.B. Chandler relay team placed second in the 4x100 event with a time of 55.5 seconds.
Kyle Hurley of River Hebert was second in the junior boys 100-metre with a time of 12.7 seconds, with E.B. Chandler’s Will Harron third at 12.90 seconds and Pugwash’s Ian Tilt fourth at 13 seconds.
In the junior boys 400, E.B. Chandler’s Julian MacDonald was second at 1:01.6 and Ian Tilt of Pugwash was fourth at 1:02.
Colten Cabellaro of E.B. Chandler was second in the junior boys 1,500 with a time of 4:58.
In the 80-metre hurdles, Kyle Hurley of River Hebert was second at 16.9 seconds, Will Harron of E.B. Chandler was third at 18.4 and Myles Robichaud of E.B. Chandler was fourth at 18.5.
Braeden Taylor of E.B. Chandler was second in the junior boys long jump at 4.56 metres and Kyle Hurley of River Hebert was fourth at 4.26 metres.
Aidan Godfrey of Pugwash was first in the junior boys shot put at 10.97 metres.
In the junior boys triple jump, Bryson Chapman of E.B. Chandler was fourth at 9.58 metres, while Bradley Smith of Springhill was first in the discus at 31.05 metres and Thomas Bristol of E.B. Chandler was third with a throw of 26.52 metres.
Ian Smith of E.B. Chandler was third in the Special Junior 100-metre and fourth in the shot put.
Kyle Hurley of River Hebert was first in the junior boys 200 with a time of 25.7 seconds with Ian Tilt of Pugwash placing second at 26.1 seconds and Will Harron of E.B. Chandler third at 26.9 seconds.
Julian MacDonald of E.B. Chandler was second in the 800 at 2:22, Colten Cabellaro was third at 2:22 and Braeden Taylor of E.B. Chandler was fourth at 2:24. Cabellaro was also second in the 3,000 with a time of 10:46.0.
The E.B. Chandler boys 4x100 was first in a time of 51.7 seconds and it also took the 4x400 with a time of 4:14.
In intermediate girls, Rachel Walton of Pugwash District High, qualified with a first-place finish in the 400-metre event with a time of 1:04.8, while she also placed second in the 1,500metre run with a time of 5:28. Walton was also first in the 800 at 2:33, while Pugwash was third in the 4x100 at 56.6 seconds and second in the 4x400 at 4:39.6. ARHS was fourth in the 4x100 at 56.7 seconds and third in the 4x400 at 4:43.3.
Olivia Scott of ARHS was third in the 80-metre hurdles with a time of 13.70 seconds.
Maggie Dewar of Pugwash was first in the high jump with a jump of 1.43 metres with Katy Baker of Oxford placing fourth at 1.30 metres.
Chloe Stubbert of ARHS was first in the intermediate girls triple jump with a leap of 9.72 metres with Imogen Quinn, also of ARHS, placing second at 9.67 metres. Brianna Warwick of Oxford was fourth at 9.30 metres.
In the long jump, Imogen Quinn of ARHS was second at 4.37 metres, Chloe Stubbert was third at 4.27 and Brianna Warwick of Oxford was third at 4.26 metres.
Christian Goldie of Pugwash was third in the intermediate boys 100-metre with a run of 11.5 seconds and he also placed second in the long jump at 5.59 meters. He also had a fourthplace finish in the 200 at 24.6 seconds.
Hendrik Held of ARHS was fourth in the 800 at 2:20.
Pugwash was second in the 4x100 at 47.7 seconds and third in the 4x400 at 4:02.7, with ARHS placing fourth at 4:03.0.
Caleb VanVulpen of ARHS was fourth in the high jump with a jump of 1.65 metres and Daniel MacLellan of ARHS was fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 10.66 metres.
Just as they did at the district meet, Advocate twins Gabrielle and Denver Fraser had another strong showing at the regional championships.
Denver Fraser was second in the senior girls 100-metre dash with a time of 13 seconds, just behind event winner Taylor Mattinson of Oxford (12.6 seconds). She was also first in the long jump with a leap of 5.12 metres.
Gabrielle Fraser was second in the 400 with a time of 1:04.9 – behind Mattinson of Oxford (1:02.4). She also took top spot in the triple jump with a leap of 10.55 metres.
Mattinson also took top spot in the 80-metre hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds.
Taylor Mattinson of Oxford was first in the 200 at 27.2 seconds with Gabrielle Fraser of Advocate placing third at 27.5 seconds.
ARHS was fourth in the 4x100 at 58.50 seconds, while Pugwash was fourth in the 4x400 at 4:55.2.
In senior boys, Alex Campbell of Pugwash was fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:40, while Nabil Mohamed of ARHS was second in the shot put with a throw of 10.45 metres and PJ Johnson of ARHS was fourth at 9.19 metres.
Justin Milner of ARHS was third in the senior boys high jump at 1.65 metres, Adam Blair of Pugwash was fourth in the triple jump at 10.62 metres and Nabil Mohamed of ARHS was third in the discus at 34.21 metres.
Alex Campbell of Pugwash was third in the senior boys 800 at 2:11, the Pugwash 4x100 relay team was third at 49.9 second and ARHS was fourth at 50.1 seconds.
Caleb Philmore of Oxford was fourth in the Senior Special shot put, first in the long jump and second in the 100.
Gabrielle Fraser of Advocate High School leaps during the senior girls long jump at the NSSAF Northumberland Regional Track and Field Championships in Stellarton.