Four first place finishes at National Capital Classic

Seaway track and field team compete in Ottawa leadup to SDG meet.

OTTAWA – Seaway District High School athletes travelled to the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa May 5th for the National Capital High School Classic. The meet is the final meet before the high school county championship.

Harley Heustis locked up top finishes in the midget girls hurdle events for the day. She won the 80-metre hurdles event in 16.53 seconds, four seconds ahead of the next competitor. Later she was second in the midget girls 300-metre hurdles, running the course in 59.12, less than three seconds back from winner.

Erika Jordan won the 1500-metre steeplechase event with a time of 6:08.64, 25 seconds ahead of her second place opponent. She finished fourth in the midget girls 400-metre event with a time of 1:13.34, four seconds off the pace. She was fifth in the 800-metre run with a time of 2:51.56.

In midget girls field events, Anna Henderson finished first in javelin with a 24.24 metre throw. In shot put event, she threw for 7.97 metres, and was third in discus with an 18.80 metre throw.

Kristyn VanHoof finished fifth in the 300-metre junior girls hurdles with a time of 57.62.  She placed fourth in the open triple jump event.

VanHoof was one of four runners, along with Cameryn Broad, Ashley Hanna, and Jordan on the junior girls 4×100-metre relay team, which placed fifth in the event.

In other junior girls field results, Hanna was fifth in the long jump event with a 3.82 metre jump. Brianna O’Neil finished second in the shot put event with a 9.15 metre throw. Trystyn Hummel was third in the event and Chloe Hart was sixth.

In discus, Hummel’s 19 metre throw secured second place in the event. O’Neil was fifth, Hart tenth. In javelin, Hanna placed second with a 19.32 metre throw, O’Neil was fourth.

Four runners finished in the top-12 in the senior girls 100-metre dash. Quinn Horne was fourth with a time of 14.91, ninth-tenths of a second behind the event winner from Ashbury College. Julena Barnhartd was sixth, Victoria Gauvreau tenth, Holly Connolly-MacDonald twelfth. She was seventh in the 200-metre dash, finishing three seconds back. Horne, along with teammates Gauvereau, Barnhartd and Connolly-MacDonald, were members  of the senior girls 4×100-metre relay team. The team placed sixth in the event.

In field events, Maggie Wells was first in the shot put event with a 8.39-metre throw. She was second in the discus with a throw of 25.99-metres.

Kaitlyn Stewart won the long jump event with a 4.57 metre jump.

In midget boys field events, Curran Gilmour finished eighth in discus, and eleventh in javelin.

Kendrew Byers was seventh in the junior boys javelin with a 25.99 metre throw.

Alejandro Macias Pastor finished twelfth in the 100-metre dash, and fifth in the 200-metre dash.

The team traveled back to the Terry Fox Athletic Facility for the SDG County High School Championship on May 9th. This is the second year the county championships have been hosted there.  Results were not available at press time.

The top athletes from the meet will move on the to the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) championships May 18-19th in Brockville at Thousand Islands Secondary School.