Shot put specialist Maggie Wells was back in form, and jumper Kaitlyn Stewart was on top of her game at the National Capital High School Track and Field Classic run over two days at the Terry Fox Athletic fields at Mooney Bay Park on Thursday and Friday, May 7-8.
Wells won the midget girls shot put Friday, with a throw of 11.92m, well up from her third place 10.88m throw at the Thousand Island Meet two weeks ago and Stewart won open triple jump with a 10.12m jump, just slightly under her winning jump of 10.45m at TISS. Well’s other specialty, discus, was not offered at the Classic due to renovations being made to the throwing area.
Due to the high volume of athletes (over 1,500 in the last few years), this year’s Classic was run over two days and offered identical competition.
Midget athlete David Swerdfeger had another successful meet with a first in the 300m hurdles (46.14 seconds) and a pair of seconds in long jump (5.35m) and triple jump open (11.75m).
Sid Sideratos took second in high jump with a 1.50m jump (winner jumped 1.55m), and third in shot put with an 11.29m throw (12,88m won it). This was down from his 12.14m throw at TISS.
Kaeghan Lowson picked up ribbons in midget boys javelin and 300m hurdles.
Down just slightly from his fifth place 32.45m throw at Thousands Island, he placed second in javelin at 32.03m. A 39.54m throw won the event.
Lowson was third in the 300m hurdles (50.29 seconds) and ran the 400m ninth at 1:01.40 shaving just under two minutes off his TISS time.
Also at the midget level, Shawn Dowson was fourth in high jump (1.50m). He was ninth in shot put with a 9.83m throw.
Rounding out the boys team was junior athlete, Kyle Ault who ran the 200m in 27.38 seconds and the 400 in 1:00.96 to place 10th and 14th respectively.
On the girls team, Cassie Hummel improved her pb throw of 27.60m thrown at TISS two weeks ago with a 27.67m. This gave her third place in junior javelin. (Winning throw 29.54m).
The junior girls had six athletes competing including Wells and Hummel.
Kaitlyn Stewart, along with her triple jump win, had a fourth place long jump finish at 4.45m down. The win went in 4.64m.
Izzy Burrell jumped 8.71m for a seventh place triple jump finish in the open division and was 11th in long jump with a 3.97m jump.
Quinn Horne and Holly Connolly-MacDonald ran the junior girls 100 and 200m races. Horne was ninth in the 200 with a time of 30.21 seconds and 11th in the 100 at 14.43 seconds. Connolly-MacDonald finished well back with a time of 17.47 in the 100 and 38.67 in the 200m.
Midget high jumper, Taylor Sharpley was fourth at 1.30m. She ran the 200m at 30.47 time.
The lone senior athlete was Ashley Whitteker who ran the 100 (12th at 14.83) and 200m (13th at 32.66).
The Seaway Track Team is in Cornwall today, Wednesday, May 13 for the SD&G Meet.