Colonel By leads the way at East Conference track and
By Fred Sherwin
Wilson's Nicholas Deschamps leaps through
the air on his way to winning the junior boys
long jump at the Eastern Conference track
and field championships on Thursday. Fred
By Secondary School's reign as a track and field powerhouse
in the east end doesn't appear as if it's going to come
to an end anytime soon as the Cougars won nearly twice
as many events as their nearest rivals at the East Conference
track and field championships on Thursday.
while Colonel By's winning 17 events can hardly be classified
as earth shattering, Cairine Wilson's second place total
of nine first place ribbons was somewhat of a surprise
considering they have the lowest enrollment in the east
end with less than 700 students.
Wildcats red ribbon haul was led by Grade 9 student Nathan
Egert who won the midget boys 100 and 200 metres and the
long jump. He was one of only two athletes to win three
individual events at the meet, The other was Colonel By
Grade 9 student Cameron Slupeiks who won the midget boys
400, 800 and 1500 metres.
other east end athletes won two individual events including
Alexa Lamothe from Cairine Wilson who won the junior girls
80- and 300-metre hurdles; Sarah Collie from Sir Wilfrid
Laurier won the senior girls shotput and discus; and Maggie
Scheunert from Garneau won the junior girls 800 metres
and the open girls 1500-metre steeplechase.
Mohiddin from Louis Riel won the senior girls triple jump,
but had to share the top step of the podium with Cairine
Wilson's Jamie Loh in the long jump when both girls landed
identical jumps of 5.07 metres.
finished second to Mohiddin in the triple jump and was
the runner-up in the senior girls high jump.
Matt's Lindsay Kary won a pair of red ribbons in the senior
girls 1500 metres and the 3,000.
High School's Farah Abdulkarim laps a runner
on his way to winning the junior boys 3000-metre
final at the Eastern Conference track and
field championships on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
rest of the double event winners were from Colonel By.
Alannah McBride won the senior girls 100- and 400-metre
hurdles; Ali Wicklum won the junior girls shotput and
discus; and Adam Richardson won the senior boys 1500 metres
By's depth in the senior boys division was apparent in
the relays with the Cougars capturing both the 4x400 and
the 4x100 which they won in an extremely quick time of
Mputu, Sebastien Seville and Liam Moore did double duty
in both relays. They were joined by senior boys 100 metre
champion Tim Arbido in the 4x100 and Trevor Melcher in
of the most impressive performances of the day was turned
in by Farah Abdulkarim from Gloucester High School who
won the junior boys 3,000 metres by 48 seconds in a time
event winners included Cairine Wilson's Kevin Nault in
the senior boys 110-metre hurdles; Colonel By's Josh Rector
in the senior boys javelin; Gloucester's Isaiah Moses
in the senior boys 400-metre hurdles; Sebastien Saville
in the senior boys 800 metres; Garneau's Quinton Soares
in the junior boys shotput; Louis Riel's Lia Hendricks
and Regina Remadji in the midget girls 100 and 200 metres;
and fellow Rebelles Jibrel Jama and Tony N'Zoigba in the
midget boys triple jump and high jump.
the 49 first place performances turned in by east end
athletes on Thursday, only 17 would have bested the first
place performances turned in by west end athletes in the
West Conference championships on Wednesday.
top eight performers in each event from both meets will
go head-to-head at the NCSSAA championships next week
to determine who will move on to the OFSAA East Regional
meet in Brockville later this month.
8 a.m., May 18)
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