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 Three gold lead Beavers 15 top five


   McIntyre, Stevens, Urquhart win events at the Titan-Bronco meet 


  May 11, 2023


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By Rob J. Ross

LONDON, Ont. - Three Dorchester Beavers won three events at the Titan-Bronco track and field meet Wednesday at Western University.

Hannah McIntyre finished first in the senior girls' 800-meter run in two minutes 19.92 seconds. Evan Stevens won junior boys javelin with a throw of 46.12 meters and Andrew Urquhart took novice boys javelin with toss of 35.71 meters

Dorchester had 15 athletes with top five results, including Urquhart who also placed second in shot put (12.05m) and fourth in discus (35.13m).

Nabeel Haliru tied for first in senior boys high jump clearing 1.85 meters, but took second on the tie breaker, total misses at previous heights.

Placing second were Julia Devine, in senior girls high jump (1.48m), Tegan Ceccanese, senior girls 1500-meter run (5:09.29), Ryan Pranger, novice boys javelin (32.79m) and Mya Steller, junior girls 200-meter dash (27.84 seconds).

Ryan Johnson finished third in the junior boys 1500 meters (4:31.14), same position for Jaden Sebinagana, in the junior boys 800-meter run (2:12.13).

Kirk Hallman twice was fourth, in the novice boys 800 (2:11.44) and the 1500m (4:31.64). Also with fourth place results were Fernando Medina, junior boys 1500m (4:32.91),

Sam Willsie, senior boys 800m (2:03.66), Luke Bradish, novice boys high jump (1.65m)

Central Elgin Titans Dollan Brown won novice boys shot put with a heave of 12.50 meters. Fletcher Taylor was second in novice boys high jump (1.60m) and Fox Gray, fourth, in the senior boys 200m (23.46 sec.).

East Elgin Eagles Taylor Kana won junior girls javelin with a PB effort of 34.97 meters. Teammates Darah Farrow was second with a throw of 24.99 meters and Reece Laidlaw, fifth, 22.64m. Eagles' Keenan Friesen had a pair of top five performances, placing third in junior boys javelin (40.15m) and fifth in high jump (1.60m). Henry Scott finished second in the novice boys 200-meter dash (24.84 sec.), Emily Froese, fifth, junior girls triple jump (9.48) and Cameron Vermeer, fifth, novice boys discus (34.90m).

Matthew Piekny led the St. Joe's Rams, clearing 4.10 meters, a personal best height, to win senior boys pole vault. Placing second were Libby McCurdy, junior girls pole vault (2.80m), Flourish Nmor, novice girls 800m (2:30.78) and Mara Kemmerling, junior girls 80m hurdles (13.13 sec.). David Anderson was fourth in senior boys discus (33.43m) and seventh in shot put (11.02m). Noah Pollnow had the third best throw in senior boys shot put (11.32m).

Parkside Stampeders Merrick Rollins placed second in both junior boys javelin (41.59m) and discus (42.22m). Aiden Ward finished second in the novice boys 100m hurdles (15.26 sec.) and fourth in the 200m (24.99 sec.) Olivia Sutton was second in the junior girls 800m (2:40.69) and Alexis Gray, fifth, in the 200m (28.85 sec.).

Aiyana John, who trains with St. Thomas Legion Club (STL) and attends London South, won both the novice girls 80-meter hurdles (13.61 sec.) and high jump (1.57m).

Her dad, Noah John holds STL records for U16 boys high jump (1.95m) set in 2001 and U18 boys high jump (1.98m) and shares the club record of 6.82 meters in U18 boys long jump with Jamie Hollingsworth, both from 2003.

The Thames Valley Regional Athletics Association (TVRA) championships are May 17-18 at Western, followed by Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA), May 25-26, also at Western.

The top five in each event from WOSSAA advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, June 2-3, at Hespeler Secondary School, in Cambridge.

It's a road trip for qualifiers (top four from regionals) to the OFSAA championships this year, hosted by Ottawa, at the Terry Fox Athletic Centre.







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