Sis­ter act

The Glengarry News - - Sports - News

BY STEVEN WARBURTON

Staff For Mor­gan and Madi­son Palmer, com­pet­ing at the Glen­garry High­land Games is a fam­ily af­fair.

The sis­ters, who hail from Ni­a­gara Falls, are the daugh­ters of Mark Palmer, a peren­nial Mas­ters competitor at the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion. Their mother, Sherry, they say, started the women’s events at the Games.

For Madi­son, who just turned 18, this was her first year com­pet­ing in Glen­garry. She’s no stranger to Maxville. She’s been com­ing here since she was 12 and at the age of 14, be­gan com­pet­ing. Un­for­tu­nately, she was un­able to com­pete with the women here un­til she turned 18, but that didn’t stop her from com­pet­ing in other events. She and her sis­ter are main­stays on the US cir­cuit, where they of­ten place first and sec­ond.

The dif­fer­ence was a lit­tle wider in Glen­garry as Madi­son placed sev­enth while Mor­gan placed first, win­ning in the 12 lb stone, 28 lb weight for dis­tance, 14 lb weight for dis­tance and 10 lb sheaf toss. She placed sec­ond in 28 lb weight for height and the caber toss and took third in the 12 lb ham­mer throw.

Madi­son just fin­ished her first year at Al­fred Univer­sity, where she is do­ing a dou­ble ma­jor in art and de­sign and en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies. Madi­son is com­plet­ing her Mas­ters de­gree in crim­i­nal jus­tice and world law at Ni­a­gara Univer­sity. The fi­nal stand­ings for the women’s com­pe­ti­tion are: 1. Mor­gan Palmer, Ni­a­gara Falls. 2. Susie La­joie, Mid­dle­ton, NS 3. Adena Robin­son, Perth-An­dover, NS 4. El­iz­a­beth MacDon­ald, Hal­i­fax, NS 5. Josée Morneau, Win­nipeg, MB 6. Heather Boundy, Lake St. Peter, ON 7. Madi­son Palmer, Ni­a­gara Falls 8. Wendy McCrea, Perth-An­dover, NB 9. Laura Reusser, Bow Is­land, AB 10. Lisa MacDon­ald, Alexan­dria, ON

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