Track and field ath­letes qual­ify for OFSAA

The Glengarry News - - Sports -

Sev­eral ath­letes from county high schools have qual­i­fied to com­pete at the OFSAA track and field meet, sched­uled for June 6-8, at the Univer­sity of Guelph.

Lead­ing the county con­tin­gent is Eric Cum­ber­batch, from le Re­lais. He won the se­nior boys long jump event at east re­gion­als (the qual­i­fy­ing meet), land­ing a best ef­fort of 6.38 me­tres, to pre­vail by 6 cm.

Cum­ber­batch also placed third in the se­nior boys triple jump, clear­ing 12.71 me­tres.

With those re­sults, he qual­i­fies in both events, for OFSAA.

East re­gion­als was held May 30-31 in Belleville, where coach Mélina Di­caire had two ath­letes com­pet­ing. Also there was Jimmy Berry, who placed 10th in both the mid­get boys long jump and the mid­get boys triple jump.

Glen­garry District’s Kady Jeu­rond, un­der the su­per­vi­sion of coach Chris­tine Cic­chini, joins Cum­ber­batch as a dou­ble qual­i­fier for OFSAA.

At east re­gion­als, Jeau­rond placed third in two events: the se­nior girls 400 m dash (59.25) and the se­nior girls 400 m hur­dles (1:05.96). She was the lone Gael at the meet.

Char-Lan pole vaulter Grace Eamer, coached by Rory Black­ad­der, will carry the Cru­saders ban­ner at OFSAA, after plac­ing third in the mid­get girls divi­sion at east re­gion­als, with a per­sonal best 2.35 m ef­fort.

Of Eamer’s per­for­mance, coach Black­ad­der says that she “has been very con­sis­tent this year and demon­strated tremen­dous com­mit­ment.”

The other Char-Lan stu­dent-ath­lete at east re­gion­als was Fiona Mac­Don­ald, who com­peted in the ju­nior girls pole vault, plac­ing fifth, one spot short of ad­vanc­ing.

Coach Black­ad­der notes, that the Cru­sader had an amaz­ing meet with “two huge per­sonal best jumps” … “in a very tough com­pe­ti­tion.”

It’s the sec­ond year in a row that she’s just missed a berth to OFSAA.

Two for­mer Char-Lan stu­dent-ath­letes still re­tain all-time records at east re­gion­als: Michael Robert­son in the ju­nior boys 400 m dash (50.39 s, a mark set in 2005), and Bren­nan Seguin in the se­nior boys pole vault (4.51 m, in 2017).

Black­ad­der, who hails from Mart­in­town, will have two other pole vaulters at OFSAA: Emily Val­lance (from l’Her­itage, 2.70 m at east re­gion­als for third in the se­nior girls divi­sion), and Kowen Hess (St.

Lawrence, 3.10 m for first in the mid­get boys group).


GO­ING FOR IT: Le Re­lais’ Eric Cum­ber­batch glides through the air, aim­ing for the back of the sand­pit, at track and field east re­gion­als.



The SD&G ‘ A’ cham­pion ju­nior girls soc­cer team from Tagwi Sec­ondary School nabbed sil­ver last week at EOSSAA, in a re­match of their league play­off fi­nal where they beat la Ci­tadelle in over­time. At the May 29 re­gional tour­na­ment, les Pa­tri­otes turned the tables on the War­riors, deal­ing Tagwi a 1-0 loss. The War­riors were seeded first at the com­pe­ti­tion, held in Kemptville, go­ing un­beaten in round-robin play. Coached by Ash­ley Her­ring­ton, the girls blanked St. Joseph’s (Ren­frew) 2-0, on goals from Emi­ley Norman and Mor­gan McRae. Game two saw the War­riors shut out St. Thomas Aquinas (Rus­sell) 5-0. Mara Ault scored twice, with sin­gles notched by Norman, McRae, and Megan McMa­hon. Fiona Free­land back­stopped the vic­to­ries in net. La Ci­tadelle was seeded last of six teams at the tour­na­ment, play­ing in the op­po­site pool with sec­ond-ranked Ren­frew and third seeded VCI. Their meet­ing in the SD&G play­off fi­nal ended in the sec­ond over­time pe­riod, a 2-1 Tagwi win. More on that in last week’s GRACE EAMER RORY BLACK­AD­DER Tagwi’s only ath­lete at east re­gion­als was Annie Ben­der, who was fifth in the se­nior girls high jump, clear­ing 1.45 m. She was just 5 cm be­hind the fourth and fi­nal qual­i­fier for provin­cials. –

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