Locals Qualify For OFSAA Track & Field
Chatham-Kent Secondary School again, as they did at SWOSSAA, captured the Midget Boys team crown, led by a pair of first place finishes from Quinn Canella in the 1500m and 3000m. Canella finished 9 seconds ahead of the second place finisher in the 3000m. Felix Marchand also advanced in both of his events as a midget boy, including the 300m hurdles, in which he was second, and the 100m hurdles, where he finished third. Pierce Johnston was the other CKSS midget boy to advance to OFSAA, placing fourth in javelin.
Chatham Christian’s Amy Koomans advanced with a third place finish in midget girls long jump, as well as a third place finish in midget girls triple jump. Morgan Desjardins of Pain Court was third in midget girls shot put, and fourth in girls discus, earning her position at the OFSAA championships.
In Junior Girls, Kianna Shepley of CKSS advanced from the 300 meter hurdles event, placing fourth. A pair of UCC Lancers jumpers moved on from the Junior girls division, as Clare Thompson placed second in Long Jump, and Anastasia Maslak was second in triple jump. UCC’s Floritia Avina was second in Junior Girls javelin.
On the men’s side, CKSS’ Josh Kellier advanced in both his races, finishing second in the Junior boys 3000m, less than a second behind the first place finisher, and third in the 1500m. His brother, Cai Kellier, also advanced, finishing second in the Junior boys high jump competition.