Char-Lan’s Seguin golden at OFSAA

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Edi­tor Bren­nan Seguin is Char-Lan District High School’s golden boy once again, hav­ing nabbed the pro­vin­cial ti­tle in the se­nior boys pole vault com­pe­ti­tion last week, at OFSAA, in Toronto.

The vet­eran Cru­sader felt good about the con­test, even though he was still ham­pered by a nag­ging groin in­jury sus­tained at a pre­vi­ous meet.

Seguin de­scribes the bat­tle with the even­tual sec­ond-place fin­isher as one where the boys went toeto-toe for a while, with both of them look­ing to achieve greater heights than where they finished.

The Char-Lan stu­dent-ath­lete won with a 4.40 me­tre jump, a mark he achieved on his first at­tempt. The OFSAA sil­ver medal­list, with whom Seguin has de­vel­oped a ri­valry over the years, Wood­stock’s No­jah Parker, cleared 4.40 m on his third try.

Both boys went for it at 4.50 m,

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with­out suc­cess.

Seguin won gold over Parker, based on at­tempts in the pre­vi­ous round.

The bronze medal­list, Delhi’s Kyle Lewis, went out at 4.30 m.

Seguin, who will be at­tend­ing the Univer­sity of Guelph this fall, where he will con­tinue his pole vault­ing pas­sion as a Gryphon, will next com­pete July 8, at the Cana­dian Track and Field Cham­pi­onships.

The Cru­sader con­cludes his high school sports ca­reer with four OFSAA gold medals and one bronze, to be the most dec­o­rated ath­lete in Char-Lan his­tory.

Rory Black­ad­der, a for­mer teacher at the school now teach­ing at St. Lawrence HS in Corn­wall, has con­tin­ued to work with

An­other Char-Lan ath­lete also com­peted at OFSAA last week, as Ju­lia Richard achieved a per­sonal best 11.19 m re­sult in the se­nior girls triple jump.

Each of her three rounds she im­proved, start­ing with a 10.44 m jump and then a re­sult of 10.64, be­fore achiev­ing her best re­sult, which placed her 10th.

Le Re­lais’ Eric Cum­ber­batch, in the ju­nior boys triple jump, finished 7th, with a best jump of 13.09 m.

Stephanie Leask, from Holy Trin­ity, com­peted in the OFSAA se­nior girls 400 m hur­dles, plac­ing 13th over­all, with a time of 1 minute, 7.04 sec­onds. Leask fell short of qual­i­fy­ing for the fi­nal round, three sec­onds be­hind the eighth and fi­nal qual­i­fier, in the pre­lim­i­nary run.

She had pre­vi­ously achieved her per­sonal best re­sult at East Re­gion­als, in Kingston, where the Fal­con man­aged a time of 1:06.85.

Glen­garry DHS’ Kady Jeaurond was a dou­ble en­trant at the pro­vin­cial high school meet.

In the pre­lim­i­nary round of the ju­nior girls 400 m dash, the Gael ran a time of 58.17 sec­onds, an im­prove­ment of more than a sec­ond over her Easter Re­gional re­sult, where she snagged sil­ver.

The time at OFSAA ranked her eighth go­ing into the fi­nal run the next day, where she was dis­qual­i­fied.

The ju­nior girls 300 m hur­dles saw Jeaurond also im­prove on her mark from the pre­vi­ous meet, but it wasn’t enough to carry her into the pro­vin­cial fi­nal. The Gael ended up 12th, with a time of 47.28 sec­onds.

Ten­nis courts at Alexan­dria’s Is­land Park are sched­uled for some T.L.C. this year.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

GOLDEN: Coach Rory Black­ad­der, left, con­grat­u­lates OFSAA gold medal­list Bren­nan Seguin, of Char-Lan.

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