Do­herty cap­tures Mar­itime heavy­weight crown

Truro Daily News - - Highland Games - BY LYNN CURWIN

Leave the heavy lift­ing – and throw­ing – to Matt Do­herty.

The Antigo­nish res­i­dent was crowned win­ner of the Mar­itime Heavy­weight Cham­pi­onship, which was held as part of the Colch­ester High­land Games & Gath­er­ing, Sept. 8-9.

Do­herty cap­tured his fifth Cana­dian Scot­tish Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tion (CSAF) Cham­pi­onship in July.

Fin­ish­ing in sec­ond place over the week­end was Padraic Moore, a for­mer On­tario res­i­dent who now lives in Ox­ford. Lucas Rob- in­son, of Perth An­dover, N.B., who was the youngest com­peti­tor in the event at 20, was third. Adam Ogilvie, of De­bert, who was co­or­di­na­tor for the cham­pi­onship, was fourth. Mike Miller, of Dal­housie, N.B., was fifth; and Clem Seguin, of Grand Falls, N.B., was sixth.

Two pieces of equip­ment broke when they struck the hard ground dur­ing the fi­nals on Sun­day. The ham­mer, which con­sists of a weight on the end of the piece of lightweight pipe, was re­paired and com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ued. The caber, a 20-foot spruce pole, had to be re­tired from the games and a sub­sti­tute event, us­ing a caber that’s not quite as long, was added. In­stead of throw­ing the caber for ac­cu­racy, which is usual, this event in­volved throw­ing for dis­tance.

LYNN CURWIN/TRURO NEWS

Adam Ogilvie, of De­bert, pre­pares for a throw dur­ing the Mar­itime Heavy­weight Cham­pi­onship. Ogilvie, the only com­peti­tor from Colch­ester County, fin­ished third.

LYNN CURWIN/TRURO NEWS

Matt Do­herty, of Antigo­nish, fin­ished first in the Mar­itime Heavy­weight Cham­pi­onship, which was held at the Nova Sco­tia Pro­vin­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion grounds, in Bi­ble Hill. The cham­pi­onship was part of the Colch­ester High­land Games & Gath­er­ing.

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