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Track and Field
Colonel By leads the way at East Conference track and field meet
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Cairine 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 Sherwin/Photo

Colonel 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.

And 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.

The 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.

Eight 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.

Asha 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.

Loh finished second to Mohiddin in the triple jump and was the runner-up in the senior girls high jump.

St. Matt's Lindsay Kary won a pair of red ribbons in the senior girls 1500 metres and the 3,000.

Gloucester 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

The 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 and 3,000.

Colonel 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 44.02 seconds.

David 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 the 4x400.

One 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 of 9:52.03.

Individual 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.

Of 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.

The 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.

(Posted 8 a.m., May 18)


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