a.m., March 27)
end athletes grab eight medals on first day of East Regional T&F Championships
By Fred Sherwin
Tolu Makinde from Colonel By Secondary School crosses the finish line to win the
senior boys 200-metre final on the opening day of the OFSAA East Regional Track
and Field Championships on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo|
OFSAA East Regional Track and Field Championships got underway Thursday, with
10 area athletes earning a ticket to next week's provincial championships in Sudbury.
Makinde from Colonel By Secondary School won the first of what he hopes to be
four gold medals by capturing the senior boys 200 metre final.
intently from the sidelines was his Tolu's older brother Segun, who set the exisiting
East Regional records in both the 100 and 200 in 2009.
time of 22.24 was well above his brother's record time of 21.27, but it didn't
matter. he had a gold medal and a ticket to OFSSA.
taking it one race at a time." said Makinde who will be competing in the
100-metre dash and the 4x100 and 4x400 metre relays on Friday.
of the east end athletes who competed on Thursday had new personal bests including
lindsay kary from St, Matthew High School who won the junior girls 1500 in a personal
best time of 4.47.05. Amanda McKinnon from Louis-Riel shaved a full two seconds
off her personal best time in the 400-metre hurdles. placing second in the final
in a time of 1.05:38.
thrilled McKinnon was smiling from ear to ear well after the race had finished.
was really nervous before the race because some of the girls are older than I
am, but I felt good once the race had started," said McKinnom who is competing
as a first year senior.
the other east end athletes who qualified for the OFSAA provincial championships
were Liam Moore from Colonel By Secondary School who placed third in the midget
boys 200-metres; Andrew Oliveira from Samuel Genest placed second in the midget
boys shot put; Maggie Scheunert from Garneau finished fourth in the midget girls
1500; Alexia Lamothe from Louis-Riel placed second in the midget girls 300-metre
hurdles; Alannah McBride from Colonel By finished fourth in the junior girls 300-metre
hurdles; Jamie Loh placed third in the junior girls triple jump; and Kathryn Tuck
finished second in the senior girls 1500.
200-metre 3rd (24.08) Liam Moore, Colonel By
Put 2nd (12.20) Andrew Oliveira, Samuel Genest
1500-metres 4th (5:02.95) Maggie Scheunert, Garneau
hurdles 2nd (47.84) Alexia Lamothe, Cairine Wilson
1500-metres 1st (4:47.05) Lindsay Kary, St, Matthew
hurdles 4th (47.34) Alannah McBride, Colonel By
Triple Jump 3rd (10.35m) Jamie
Loh, Cairine Wilson
200-metres 1st (22.24) Tolu Makinde, Colonel By
1500-metres 2nd (4.42.38) Kathryn Tuck, Colonel By
2nd (1:05.38) Amanda McKinnon, Louis Riel
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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