Athletes compete for track & field glory
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Area high schools were well represented amongst the successful athletes at the May 8 track and field championships, held in Ottawa, as the SDGAA and PRSSAA shared the Terry Fox facility for their separate competitions.
École secondaire catholique le Relais head coach Hubert Gauthier says of the day that he’s “proud of the team's performance and attitude,” adding he hopes for good turnout at upcoming practices.
Eric Cumberbatch garnered a number of firstplace results, including the junior boys 100 m race, where he clocked in with a time of 11.77 s. He also won the junior boys long jump (5.74 m) and triple jump ( 12.48 m), and was fifth in high jump (1.60 m), where his brother, Patrick, placed third (1.65 m).
Tanner Legue claimed the title in the midget boys high jump, with a 1.45 m effort, Tristan Rochon won the midget boys triple jump (10.62 m), Justin Quesnel took top spot in midget boys discus (27 m), and Maxime Brunet threw for first in the midget boys javelin (22.42 m).
Other top-five results for athletes from le Relais: Erika Leroux (5th in midget girls 100 m, 14.39 s; 5th in midget girls 200 m, 31.22 s), Carolanne Paquette ( 3rd in midget girls 800 m, 2: 53.70; 3rd in midget girls long jump, 3.44 m), Chloéanne Séguin ( 5th in junior girls shot put, 7.10 m; 3rd in junior girls discus, 13.58 m), Sara Carrière (4th in senior girls 100 m, 13.96 s), Olivianne Devine (2nd in senior
girls 200 m, 28.98 s; 2nd in senior girls 1500 m, 5:51.21), senior girls 4x100 m relay team (2nd, 58.57 s), Tanner Legue (2nd in midget boys 800 m, 2:32.32), Malcolm Séguin (4th in midget boys 800 m, 2:41.81), Tristan Rochon (3rd in midget boys 100 m hurdles, 18.29 s), Xavier Gendreau (3rd in midget boys high jump, 1.45 m, 3rd in midget boys triple jump, 10.38 m), Justin Quesnel (2nd in midget boys shot put, 9.34 m), Jérémy Chénier (3rd in midget boys shot put, 9.22 m; 4th in midget boys discus, 21.95 m; 3rd in midget boys javelin, 13.61 m), Maxime Brunet (2nd in midget boys discus, 24.95 m), Simon Dazé (5th in junior boys discus, 23 m), Simon Cardin (4th in senior boys long jump, 5.24 m; 4th in senior boys triple jump, 11.46 m).
SD&G track and field champions at this year’s meet were Ella Campbell (midget girls 3000 m, 15:03.05), Kady Jeaurond (junior girls 400 m, 1:03.37; junior girls 300 m hurdles, 49.77 s), Sophie Hrnecek (junior girls 1500 m, 6:00.23; junior girls 3000 m, 12:45.28), Brooke Lapierre (senior girls 3000 m, 12:15.55), and Oden Marfurt-Breakendridge (senior boys high jump, 1.83 m).
Another notable performance was that of Jayme McPherson (2nd in junior girls 3000 m, 13: 09.19; 2nd in junior girls long jump, 4.47 m; 3rd in junior girls javelin, 25.10 m).
More top results: Kristen MacRae (2nd in junior girls shot put, 9.17 m), Simon De Rothschild (4th in midget boys 800 m, 3:18.16), Phil Summers (4th in junior boys 800 m, 2:42.58; 2nd in junior boys 3000 m, 11:37.62), Nathan Reijmers (2nd in junior boys 1500 m, 5:04.49; 4th in junior boys javelin, 17.53 m), Jaydan Willock (2nd in junior boys high jump, 1.45 m; 2nd in junior boys javelin, 26.07 m), Zarren Ali (4th in junior boys high jump, 1.40 m; 3rd in junior boys triple jump, 10.40 m), Berry Wassihun (2nd in senior boys 800 m, 2:18.45; 4th in senior boys 3000 m, 11:00.84), Matt Houlzet (2nd in senior boys 3000 m, 10:49.52), Kevin Doyle (3rd in senior boys 3000 m, 10: 54.65), Oden MarfurtBreakendridge (2nd in senior boys long jump, 5.69 m), Hamish MacLeod (5th in senior boys long jump, 5.37 m), Alex Este (4th in senior boys shot put, 10.35 m). Ella Campbell (midget girls 800 m, 3:04.18).
Char-Lan pole vaulters and more
Two pole vaulters from Char-Lan claimed titles, though technically they didn’t come at the SD&G meet. Since the event isn’t held there, the athletes – Brennan Seguin and Fiona MacDonald – won based on best jumps at earlier meets.
Seguin, a repeat victor, placed first in the senior boys class, with a jump of 4.45 m. He says that’s his season best, but low for him careerwise, something he is working to improve upon heading into EOSSAA.
MacDonald, who coach Rory Blackadder says has a great shot at making it all the way to OFSAA, continues to develop her technique. She won the midget girls crown, with a 2.20 m best result.
The Grade 9 student-athlete also triumphed in the midget girls 800 m race (2:52.82).
Julia Richard nabbed wins in the senior girls 200 m race (27.02 s) and triple jump (11.08 m), and garnered second in the senior girls 400 m hurdles competition (1:11.80).
More notables: Jorja McLeod (3rd in midget girls 200 m, 30.84 s), Arianne Simard (4th in midget girls 80 m, 17.66 s; 1st in midget girls high jump, 1.20 m), 4x100 m midget girls relay team (2nd, 1:00.18), Briana Belisle (4th in junior girls 400 m, 1:23.66; 3rd in junior girls 800 m, 3:19.47), Grace Laplante (1st in junior girls 800 m, 2:55.96; 2nd in junior girls 1500 m, 6:08.75), Meara McDonell (2nd in senior girls 800 m, 3:20.85; 1st in senior girls 1500 m, 6:44.10), Briana Gaucher (3rd in senior girls shot put, 8.49 m), Keean McDonell (2nd in midget boys 800 m, 2: 54.10), Cole MacCrimmon (3rd in midget boys high jump, 1.30 m; 2nd in midget boys triple jump, 9.80 m), Edward Chauvette (5th in midget boys shot put, 9.59 m; 4th in midget boys discus, 18.93 m; 4th in midget boys javelin, 28.90 m), Seth Rorabeck (3rd in midget boys discus, 20.87 m), Brendon Watson (1st in junior boys 100 m, 11.93 s), Jeremy Cornish (3rd in junior boys 800 m, 2:41.06), junior boys 4x100 m relay team (2nd, 50.68 s).
First-place results for Tagwi athletes were turned in by Morgan MacRae (midget girls 100 m, 13.88 s; midget girls 200 m, 29.25 s), Annie Bender (senior girls 800 m, 2:58.94; senior girls high jump, 1.45 m), Justin McNairn (midget boys 100 m, 12.55 s; midget boys 400 m, 57.58 s), Jeremy Hartle (midget boys 200 m, 25.99 s), Wyatt Prior (midget boys 800 m, 2:33.59), Reese Lavigne (midget boys 3000 m, 13:59.50), Cuyler Molinaro (midget boys high jump, 1.60 m), Kaleb Martin (midget boys long jump, 5.16 m; midget boys triple jump, 10.17 m), Jack Devries (junior boys triple jump, 11.78 m), Owen Kane (junior boys shot put, 11.27 m), Rylan Iwachniuk (junior boys discus, 37.94 m), Nicholas Devries (senior boys 110 m hurdles, 18.80 s), Morgan Kane (senior boys shot put, 12.27 m), Alex Small (senior boys discus, 43.92 m).
Top Holy Trinity athletes
Championship-winning Falcons included the midget girls 4x100 m relay team (1:00.00), the junior girls 4x100 m relay team (59.32 s), Stephanie Leask (senior girls 400 m, 1:02.33; senior girls 400 m hurdles, 1:08.28), Connor Hum (midget boys 1500 m, 5:29.02), David Cholette (midget boys shot put, 11.07 m; midget boys javelin, 41.19 m), Nathan Burelle (senior boys 100 m, 11.58 s; senior boys long jump, 6.22 m), Braden Heath (senior boys 200 m, 24.06 s), Nicholas Chaput (senior boys 800 m, 2:16.62; senior boys 1500 m, 4:39.13; senior boys 3000 m, 10:29.11), senior boys 4x100 m relay team (46.27 s), Jeremy Latour (senior boys triple jump, 10.86 m).
Complete SD& G and Prescott- Russell results can be found on our website at sportsintheglens.com
EOSSAA track and field is scheduled for May 24-25, in Kingston.
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