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Vank­leek Hill Col­le­giate Ins­ti­tute’s track and field team fi­ni­shed the season on a high note af­ter the EOSSAA cham­pion­ships.

“Plea­sed with the re­sults ove­rall,” said Ken McLeod, one of the co-coaches for VCI’s track and field team this year. “Es­pe­cial­ly consi­de­ring that we still draw a large num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants for a school our size.”

This season, VCI had four ath­letes en­te­red at the Eas­tern On­ta­rio Se­con­da­ry Schools Ath­le­tic As­so­cia­tion (EOSSAA) cham­pion­ships held in King­ston du­ring the last half of May. Top re­sults for VCI saw Lo­gan Hal­la­han finish se­venth in the mid­get boys 1500-metre long-dis­tance run, put­ting him one place short of qua­li­fying for the Eas­tern Re­gio­nals which took place al­so in King­ston, du­ring the last week of May. The top six ath­letes in all EOSSAA events go on to com­pete at the Eas­tern Re­gio­nals.

Na­ta­lia LaRo­sa fi­ni­shed in the mid-pack of the mid­get girls high jump, al­so al­most ma­king the Eas­tern Re­gio­nal qua­li­fier mark. Coach McLeod in­di­ca­ted this year’s EOSSAA re­sults plus VCI’s per­for­mance ear­lier in the season at the Pres­cott-Rus­sell re­gio­nal cham­pion­ships bodes well for next season.

“We’re loo­king to build on our suc­cesses this season,” he said, “and bring it for­ward to next year.”

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L’équipe d’ath­lé­tisme du Vank­leek Hill Col­le­giate Ins­ti­tute a ter­mi­né la sai­son en beau­té après les cham­pion­nats de l’EOSSAA.

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