Gilmour, Satura are East Region track and field MVPs


 Although the Intermediate sports program came to an end at the annual Athletic Banquet held at the school on June 14 the track and field season was still going strong.

The Intermediate track and field athletes finished off a hugely successful season with participation in the East Regional Meet followed by the Leeds Grenville Elementary School Athletic Association Championship Meet (LGESAA) at TISS in Brockville last Tuesday, June 19. 

It was at the Championship that Alex Satura and Brynn Gilmour capped off a hugely successful season that saw them collect top senior male and female athlete awards at the South East Regional meet held a week earlier.

“It’s been a long track and field season, but it was a good season,” said Intermediate track and field coach Robin Gibbs of Seaway’s Regional results which saw 40 athletes advance to the Championship. “At the championship we had a lot of personal bests. A lot of our grade 7’s did really well which is nice for next year. We have a lot of really good athletes.”

At the Regional, Satura posted firsts in high jump (1.50 m), long jump (4.79 m) and shot put (11.99 m) to win top male athlete.

On the track, Gilmour ran to first place finishes in the 400 m (1:07.47), the 800 m (2:42.84) and the 1500 (5:35.34) on the way to her top athlete award. In doing so she set new meet records in the 800 and 1500 m runs.

Also at the Regional, Emma Barkley was third in junior high jump (1.10m). Kyle Ault had a good day at the junior boys level picking up a first in the 200 m (31.75) and a second in the 400 m (1:11.66).

Emily Hector posted a first in the senior girls 60 m (9.09), Kaitlyn Stewart had a first in Triple Jump (8.96 m) and Maggie Wells was first in shot put (9.63 m).

Hector added thirds in the 100 m (15.23) and the 200 m (31.35).

Sophia Currier posted a second in the 200 m (31.06) and a third in the 400 m (1:11.07).

Other second place finishes went to Serena Armstrong in the 1500 m (6:21.72), Sierra Dodge in high jump (tie) 1.18 m and Teisha Mullin in triple jump (8.14 m). Kaitlyn Stewart was third in long jump (3.90m), and Hanna McLean was third in shot put (7.94m).

At the senior boys level, Dillan Sullivan scored a first in triple jump (10.01m).

Second place finishes were picked up by Isaiah Grant in the 400 m (1:03.19), Keanne vanDodewaard in high jump (1.35 m), and Cole Fowler in long jump (4.50 m).

vanDodewaard added a third in the 800 m, Randy Kellar a third in the 1500 m, Eric Baldwin a third in long jump and Jake Baelde was third in shot put.

At the Championship meet Seaway was represented with several strong performances.

Gilmour ran to a first in the 1500 in a personal best time of 5:22.4. She trimmed 13 seconds over her winning time at the Regional.

“It wasn’t a very good day for me,” said Gilmour who added a fourth place finish in the 800 m to her 1500 m win. Although she finished fourth in the 800 m, she ran it in 2:41.45 which was close to her winning time of 2:42.84 time  at Regional.

Satura said he was reasonably satisfied with his performance at the Championship where he jumped a PB in high jump at 1.66 m for a second place finish and threw 1.66 m for a second in shot put. 

Also producing solid performances a the championship were Maggie Wells with a second place finish in senior girls shot put (8.99 m) with teammate Hannah McLean close behind at 8.71 m for a fourth place finish. Sophia Currier posted a fourth in senior girls 200m (29.56). 

Picking up fifths were Emily Hector in Senior girls 60m (8.82 seconds) and Dillan Sullivan in senior boys triple jump with a 10.15 m jump.

The top region at the LGESAA was the Central Region.

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