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Glen­garry High­land Games, July 29-30

Among the high­lights from the heavy­weights events at this year’s Games, two Cana­dian records were set in the women’s divi­sion.

Susie La­joie, who hails from Vic­to­ria, B.C., set a new mark in the 12 lb. ham­mer, while Heather Boundy, from the Hal­ibur­ton High­lands area, es­tab­lished a na­tional record in the 10 lb. sheaf, with a 27 ft. 6 in. toss over the bar.

La­joie won the over­all women’s ti­tle, with Boundy sec­ond and peren­nial champ Josee Morneau, of Win­nipeg, in third place.

In in­di­vid­ual events, Morneau placed first in the 28 lb. weight for dis­tance, with a throw of 37 ft. 4 in.

Ath­letes with county roots com­pet­ing in this divi­sion in­cluded Alexan­dria Lisa MacDonald (9th place) and Laura Reusser (6th), for­merly of Mart­in­town).

Pro Men

The lone Glen­gar­rian in the men’s pro class was Ja­son Baines of Dalkeith, who placed fifth over­all, with 52.5 points. He had sec­ond-place re­sults in the two ham­mer events, achiev­ing throws of 106 ft. 11 in (22 lb) and 133 ft. 2 in. (16 lb.).

The cham­pion this year, out of 11 ath­letes, was Nova Sco­tia’s Matthew Do­herty, with 79 points. He won six of the eight events.

Rob Young, from Cal­gary, won the caber com­pe­ti­tion and was sec­ond over­all (71 points). New York’s Dave Bar­ron placed third.

The sheaf toss win­ner was Josh Goldthorp (34 ft.).


Ap­ple Hill’s Ron Gra­ham car­ried the county’s ban­ner in the master heavy­weights class, fin­ish­ing in ninth place. His best re­sult came in the stone throw, where he achieved a 32 ft. 6.5 in. ef­fort for fifth amongst the 11 ath­letes.

Dirk Bishop, who hails from New Brunswick, won the over­all ti­tle with 71.5 points. He also won the 28 lb. weight for dis­tance (68 ft. 9 in.) and the 16 lb. ham­mer (113 ft. 4.5 in.) events and tied for tops in the sheaf (30 ft.). He was sec­ond in three other events and third in one.

Berle Con­rad, from the Lon­don area, won the 56 lb. weight for dis­tance (49 ft. 5 in.) and the 42 lb. weight for height (18 ft.). He also tied in the sheaf with Bishop and placed sec­ond over­all.


Prince Edward County’s Padraic Moore won the am­a­teur cham­pi­onship. He also was first in ev­ery event, amass­ing 96 points in the process.

Met­calfe’s Dale MacDonald placed sec­ond (76 points), fol­lowed by Steve Van den Oete­laar of Alexan­dria (74), Alma’s Jamie Trask (73), New Brunswick’s Scott Bishop (68), Lyn­don MacNaughto­n of Kirk Hill (52.5), Alexan­dria’s Adam Hur­tubise (50.5), Travis Austin of Maxville (39), Ja­son McLin­ton of Ottawa ( 31.5), Alexan­dria’s Rory Cameron in his first- ever com­pe­ti­tion ( 24.5), Wayne Smith of Hal­ibur­ton (21.5), and Alma’s Jesse Trask (15.5).


The in­ter­me­di­ate ( teen) heavy­weights, which serve as a de­vel­op­ment pro­gram, marked seven years un­der the aus­pices of con­venor Lyn­don MacNaughto­n (who says he’s hand­ing the ba­ton to Lisa MacDonald for next year).

The outgoing or­ga­nizer ex­pressed his thanks to Lee MacK­in­non for judg­ing the com­pe­ti­tion and pro­vid­ing ear­lier train­ing ses­sions. MacNaughto­n also thanked helpers Sara MacGil­livray, Der­ick Howes, Amanda MacNaughto­n, and Big Al (MacMil­lan), and to spon­sor B.L. MacNaughto­n Truck­ing.

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