Locals Advance To OFSAA Track and Field

Delainey Johnson

Delainey Johnson with her first place ribbons from the OFSAA West Regionals – Contributed Photo

The Chatham-Kent Secondary School Golden Hawks led the way at the OFSAA West Regionals track and field meet this past weekend. In total, 8 local athletes from five Chatham-Kent schools won events at the meet, which qualifies competitors for the OFSAA track and field championships. In total, 14 local athletes qualified for OFSAA, 8 from CKSS.

CKSS’ Delainey Johnson won the midget girls 1500m race, finishing with a time of 4:50.50, 5 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Johnson followed up her day one performance by winning the 3000m race by nearly 30 seconds, crossing the finish line with a time of 10:18.61.

Clare Thompson won the senior girls triple jump with a distance of 11.46m, while her UCC teammate Anastasia Maslak finished 5th in the same event, jumping 10.90m. Thompson repeated her win in the long jump competition, reaching 5.62m. CKSS’ Erin Young was third in long jump, with a distance of 5.44m.

Lee Kucera of CKSS won the senior boys javelin, throwing 52.88m, close to a metre farther than the second place finisher. Fellow Golden Hawks senior boy Josh Kellier won the 2000m open boys steeplechase with a time of 6:04.54.

UCC’s Sammi Vlasman won the midget girls high jump event, finishing with a height of 1.53m.

Morgan Desjardins of Pain Court began her OFSAA medal hunt winning the senior girls shot put event, throwing 12.27m.

Anthony Atkinson of John McGregor won the Junior boys shot put with a throw of 15.17m.

Lee Kucera

CKSS’ Lee Kucera won the senior boys javelin – Contributed Photo

Carolyn Prins of Chatham Christian won the midget girls triple jump event, leaping 11.06m. Prins also finished third, jumping 5.12m, in the midget girls long jump, while CKSS’ Jessica Jordan finished 6th with a jump of 4.94m.

Ally Oulds of CKSS third in the Junior girls 400m, 57.80. Oulds was also third in the 300m hurdles, qualifying herself for a pair of OFSAA positions.

CKSS’ Felix Marchand 4th in Senior boys 110m hurdles, 15.10. He also finished 5th in the 400m hurdles.

Kealy Taylor-Noah of Ridgetown finished 4th in the midget girls javelin, throwing 28.94m.

Chatham Christian’s Amy Koomans was third in senior girls high jump, making 1.59m, while CKSS Rayne Kellier was 6th, also making 1.59m.

John McGregor’s Keyshaun Jordan was third in the Junior boys triple jump, reaching 12.87m. He later took 2nd overall in the long jump competition, finishing with a jump of 6.49m.

In Junior girls long jump, CKSS’ Mattea Deleary finished 6th with a 5.18m jump. UCC’s Cameron Default was 6th in Junior boys 800m finishing 2:03.46.

James Muharrem was 3rd in the 300m hurdles, and 6th in Junior boys 100m hurdles, 15.18.

In Junior girls Javelin, CKSS’ Logan Kucera threw 31.83m to finish 5th. In Midget boys triple jump, CKSS’ Ryan Muharrem was 4th with a jump of 12.22m, while JMSS’ Alec McGregor finished 6th with a distance of 12.09m.

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