Sydenham scores staff win as observe and subject meet returns

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After two years of being canceled as a result of pandemic, the Kingston Space Secondary Faculty Athletic Affiliation held its observe and subject championships at CaraCo Dwelling Discipline on Wednesday and Thursday.

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The second day of the meet, held in heat temperatures beneath sunny skies, attracted 430 members from a dozen faculties. Meet organizers mentioned the numbers had been higher than the final time the meet was held in 2019.

The Sydenham Golden Eagles gained the staff competitors with 639 factors, adopted by the Holy Cross Crusaders (604) and the Kingston Bears (518). Sydenham’s boys earned 355 factors to take first place whereas the Crusaders gained the ladies competitors with 344 factors.

Over the course of the meet, there was a mix of multiple-event winners and shut head-to-head competitions.

Crusaders sprinter Jessica Asuncion gained the senior women 100 meters in a time of 13.27 seconds and the 200 meters in 27.79.

Bears distance runner Alex Campbell gained the senior women 800 meters in 2:26.19 seconds and the 1,500 meters in 4:57.53, and Hailey Twigg of the La Salle Black Knights gained the lengthy bounce at 4.71 meters and the triple bounce at 10.48 metres.

Sadie Watkins Southward was the one double winner within the junior women division. She gained the 100 meters in 13.48 and the 200 meters in 27.97 seconds.

Brynn Evans of the Regiopolis-Notre Dame Panthers was a double winner and simply missed a 3rd win within the novice women division. Evans gained the 100 metres in 13.68 seconds, was first within the 200 metres in 28.35 and was an in depth second to Ella Leblanc within the 400 metres. Leblanc ran in 1:03.36 to Evans’ 1:03.88.

Anais Payne of the Bears gained the novice 1,500 metres at 5:23.50 and the three,000 metres at 11:43.23.

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On the boys facet, Angus Skinner of the Frontenac Falcons gained the senior boys 1,500 in 4:23.43 and the three,000 in 9:26.36.

Within the novice division, Leo Ouellet of the Marie-Rivier Dragons gained each the 200 and 400 metres, nipping Ian Sheppard of Sydenham 25.21 to 25.48 within the 200 and profitable the 400 in 59.58 seconds. Sheppard, nevertheless, edged Ouellet within the 100-meter remaining, 12.21 to 12.23.

Garrett Hopkins of the Bears was additionally a double winner, taking the 1,500 metres at 4:44.56 and the three,000 in 11:09.67.

In subject occasions, Zac Osborne of Sydenham and Max Morrissey of the Napanee Golden Hawks battled it out of their respective throwing occasions. Osborne completed first in senior boys shot put with a finest throw of 14.39 metres, whereas Morrissey was second at 12.24. Morrissey gained the discus, nevertheless, with a toss of 37.01 metres to Osborne’s 31.71.

It was the identical within the junior boys shot put and discus. Dylan Redmond of Sydenham gained the shot put with a toss of 10.60 meters and was second within the discus at 32.05 to Carel Poirier-DeGuzman of the Marie-Rivier Dragons’ profitable heave of 36.27. Poirier’s runner-up shot put distance was 10.33.

Within the senior boys hurdles, Caleb Podgers of Frontenac and Kieran McNeeley of Sydenham cut up victories in shut races. Podgers gained the 110-meter distance in 16.09 and McNeeley was second at 16.36. Within the 400-meter hurdles, Podgers, at 1:01.89, completed second to McNeeley’s 1:01.43.

Within the junior boys division, Noah Stevens of the Bears gained the 200 meters in 25.07 and, at 12.17, completed second within the 100 meters to Cutter Ferguson of La Salle’s 12.07 time.

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The highest 4 finishers certified for the Japanese Ontario Secondary Faculties Athletic Affiliation championship at Thousand Islands Secondary Faculty in Brockville on Friday, Might 20.


Longtime observe and subject coach, meet official and organizer Janey O’Rourke, who’s retiring after 46 years volunteering within the sport, was honored by KASSAA.

O’Rourke was a trainer and coach at Frontenac, Bayridge and Queen Elizabeth and Kingston collegiates. Her specialty was lengthy bounce and triple bounce.

“I really like the truth that in observe and subject it is all in regards to the youngsters getting higher and higher,” O’Rourke mentioned in an interview on Friday.

She mentioned she was simply as comfortable for her athletes once they achieved private bests.

“If you find yourself teaching a basketball or volleyball staff, sure, it is about enchancment, however it’s extra about profitable the sport,” she mentioned. “I actually consider as coaches we’re not simply growing athletes, we’re growing good individuals.”

The inaugural O’Rourke Award of Excellence was offered to Hailey Twigg of La Salle and Caleb Podgers of Frontenac for his or her excellent performances and contributions to their staff on the observe meet.

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Silka Olvet en route to winning the junior girls 110-metre hurdles at the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association track and field meet at CaraCo Home Field on Thursday.
Silka Olvet en path to profitable the junior women 110-metre hurdles on the Kingston Space Secondary Faculties Athletic Affiliation observe and subject meet at CaraCo Dwelling Discipline on Thursday. Picture by Ian MacAlpine /The Whig-Commonplace

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