District 4/10 to send 22 to OFSAA track and field meet

GUELPH – A total of 22 athletes representing District 4 and 10 schools qualified for this week’s OFSAA provincial high school track and field championship meet.

The D4/10 athletes qualified for the provincial meet by finishing in the top four of their event at last week’s OFSAA West meet at Windsor.

The total includes five athletes who qualified in two events.

Tiana LoStracco of St. James is to compete in the senior girls’ 800 metres and 400 metres after winning both at OFSAA West. She took the 800m in the metre record time of 2:07.72 and she won the 400m in 56.69 seconds.

Tennessee Tremain of Guelph CVI qualified in a pair of midget boys’ events. He won the 3,000 metres in 9:21.55 and was third in the 1,500 metres in 4:17.33.

Jackson Bull of Orangeville advanced in two events in junior boys as he won the 1,500 metres in 4:11.15 and was third in the 800 metres in 2:01.11.

Haley Davis of Ross and Sarah-Rose Sullivan of Orangeville qualified in the same two junior girls’ events, the 1,500 metres and 800 metres. Davis won the 1,500 metres in 4:42.95 while Sullivan was second in 4:45.56. Sullivan was also second in the 800m as she had a time of 2:18.79 and Davis was fourth in 2:19.72.

Four others advance to the provincial meet as OFSAA West champions.

Alexandra Sikkema of Emmanuel Christian in Fergus won the senior girls’ high jump as she cleared 1.61 metres. Brooklyn Haelzle of Lourdes was second at 1.58 metres.

Adam Lee of Ross won the senior boys’ long jump with a leap of 6.93 metres.

Joanna Hui of Centennial took the junior girls’ 100 metres with a clocking of 12.79 seconds.

Sarah Gillies of Orangeville won the ambulatory girls’ 800 metres in the meet record time of 2:42.97.

Nick Bannon of Shelburne’s Centre Dufferin was second in the open boys’ 2,000-metre steeplechase in 6:05.70.

Sammy Lapps of Guelph CVI was runner-up in the midget boys’ 100 metres in 11.64 seconds.

Jesse Bauman of Guelph CVI placed second in the midget boys’ 300-metre hurdles in 44.26 seconds.

Bryce Sukhdeo of Ross was third in the junior boys’ high jump as he cleared 1.75 metres.

Natalia Van Esch of Centre Wellington in Fergus finished third in the midget girls’ high jump as she cleared 1.48 metres.

Nahom Tesfit Ezra of Ross was fourth in the open boys’ 2,000-metre steeplechase in 6:09.91.

Tessa Ladhani of Guelph CVI placed fourth in the senior girls’ 1,500 metres in 4:43.51.

Abbey Prilesnik of Ross finished fourth in the midget girls’ long jump with a leap of 4.92 metres.

The other four qualifiers were Connor Wideman, Ben Smith, Vaughan Quintal and A.J. Nishaanthan. They are Centennial’s junior boys’ 4×100-metre relay team that finished fourth in 46.10 seconds.

The OFSAA meet is to start Thursday and finish Saturday.

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