8:30 a.m., Julyt 29)
win five gold medals at provincial age group championships
By Fred Sherwin
East end athletes
continue to shine on the track this summer, adding a bevy of medals at the
provincial age class track and field championships in Timmins on the weekend
to the hardware they won at the Ontario Legion Championships held earlier
15, led the way in Timmins with a pair oif gold medals in the midget girls
80 metre hurdles and the 4x100 metre relay. The Louis Riel high school student
also won a silver medal in the 200-metre hurdles and placed eighth in the
12, from Beacon Hill won gold in the bantam boys 800 metres and placed sixth
in the 1500 where he was the top 12-year-old in the race.
resident Tolu Makinde, 16, led a contingent of three east end athletes in
the youth (U18) 200 metres, winning the race in a time of 22.15 seconds.
Devin Biocchi, 17, finished just outside the medals in fourth and Isaiah
Moses finished sixth.
a silver medal in the 100 and Biocchi managed to bounce back to win the
400 metre final in a time of 49.86 seconds. Moses placed fourth in the 400
and Gabriel Skupek-Martin, 16, came in sixth.
would return to the track later on in the day to claim silver in the 300-metre
17, was also a double medalist, winning gold on his final attempt in the
youth long jump and a silver in the triple jump. The recent Lester B. Pearson
grad has qualified for the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships
in Sherbrooke along with Makinde, Bambi, Biocchi and Mohamed Souleiman who
placed sixth in the youth 800 metres.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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