School Track and Field
Sir Wil senior breaks own record twice at East Conference
Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Sarah Collie broke her
own meet record in the senior girls discus
at the NCSSAA East Conference championships
on Wednesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Wilfrid Laurier's Sarah Collie went into yesterday's NCSSAA
East Conference track and field meet unsure of just how
well she would do.
three sport athlete -- she's a member of Sir Wil's rugby
team as well as the Gloucester Wolverines junior girls
basketball team -- has only been training for the shot
put, javelin and discus three short weeks since the end
of the basketball season.
placing second to her friend and rival Mackenzie Irvine
from Immaculata in the senior girls javelin with a personal
best throw of 28.28 metres, Collie was determined to come
out on top in the discus. If she needed any extra motivation
going into the event, she got it when Irvine broke her
one-year old East Conference meet record on her first
throw with a toss of 30.90 metres.
a disappointing effort on her first attempt, Collie threw
slightly better with her second throw and then uncorked
a 32.29 toss in the third round to eclipse her previous
personal best by more than four metres and reclaim the
bested it again using a new technique that incorporates
a full 360-degree rotation on her fourth attempt to improve
the record to 32.83 metres, proving her earlier throw
was no fluke.
than 90 minutes later Collie and Irvine faced off again
in the shotput, with Collie once again topping Irvine
with another personl best performance of 10.28 metres
to retain her NCSSAA East title. Not a bad effort considering
she has only practiced the shotput twice outdoors leading
up to Wednesday's meet.
always been better at shotput, so I've been practicing
discus more. It's something I want to do better at, which
is why I'm using a full rotation this year," said
goal is to qualify for the OFSAA provincial track and
field championships in both throws. While competing as
a first year senior last year, Collie placed seventh in
the shotput and 13th in the discus. She'll need to finish
in the top three if she wants to earn a ticket to this
year's provincials in Oshawa.
wasn't the only double even winner on Thursday. St. Matthew
High School distance runner Lindsay Kary won both the
senior girls 1500 and 3000 metres. After winning the 1500
in a time of 4:56.51, nearly a minute better than her
third place performance in last year's city championships,
she lapped the field in the 3000 metres to win the race
by a full minute and 20 seconds.
Riel's Regina Remadji won both the junior girls 100 and
200 metre sprints. Maggie Scheunert from Ecole secondaire
Garneau won the senior girls 800 metres as well as the
open girls 1500 steeplechase. Jonathan Mufuta from Louis
Riel won the midget boys 100 metres and long jump. Fellow
Rebelles Jibrel Jama won the junior boys long jump and
triple jump. And Colonel By's Adam Richardson won the
senior boys 1500 and 3000 in two great races against Farah
Abdulkarim from Gloucester high School.
By easily defended their East Conference title in the
senior boys 4x100 metre relay, but they were pushed to
the limit in the open boys 4x400 metre event by Lycée
Claudel which they won in a photo finish by just five
one-hundredths of a second.
Riel won both the midget and junior boys 4x100 metre relays
and Colonel By won the open girls 4x400 event.
top eight competitors in each event get to compete in
the NCSSAA city championships next week for the chance
to move on to the OFSAA East Region event at the end of
2:30 p.m., May 16)
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