Matt's hurdler sets new meet record, claims gold at OFSAA
By Fred Sherwin
Christie-Galloway missed out on setting a new meet record
at the East Regional track and field championships last
week thanks to a 2.4 k/hr tail wind.
time of 13.33 seconds in the senior girls 100-metre hurdles
was a personal best, albeit wind-aided. On Friday, the
Grade 11 St. Matthew High School student equalled the
mark during her preliminary heat at the OFSAA provincial
championships in Windsor, only instead of a tail wind
she ran into a slight head wind. As a result, she entered
the OFSAA record book, breaking the previous provincial
high school mark held by Olympian Perdita Felicien by
eight one-hundredths of a second
by her record run, Christie-Galloway returned to the track
for the final later in the day and easily won the gold
medal in a time of 13.57 seconds, more than three-temths
of a second ahead of Brittany Stenekes from Dundas
Valley Secondary School.
the third medal in as many years for the National Capital
champions, who have been to the provincial high school
championships four straight years.
had to settle for the consolation medal in 2014 after
a second round loss relegated them to the bottom bracket,
and then last year they were awarded the silver medal
after making it all the way to the final where they lost
to the Oakville Trafalgar Red Devils who won it all againg
bronze medal game marked the end of the high school careers
for graduating co-captains Rachel McCallan and Taylor
Donato who were members of all for city championship teams.
the tournament was a coming out party for Grade 9 additions
Kaitlyn Rae, Emily Lacombe and All three girls have a
shot at repeating the accomplishments of McCallan and
Donato as they carry the torch forward into the future
Cumberbatch runs back an interception dusring
the Cumberland Panthers opening season win
against the West Durham Dolphins on Saturday.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Gilbault
9:30 p.m., May 23)
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