Locals in medal haul at Royal City Invitational meet

GUELPH – Athletes representing local high schools won a total of 95 medals at the annual Royal City High School Invitational, the first track and field meet of the high school season for most of them.

Ross led the local medal haul with 20 medals while Lourdes, Centre Wellington and Erin each won 11. Centennial and Bishop Macdonell claimed 10 apiece while St. James had nine, Guelph CVI six, St. John’s-Kilmarnock five and Wellington Heights and Acton one apiece.

Ross had seven gold medalists as Elijah Jimenez won senior boys 400-metre hurdles, Adam Lee won senior boys high jump, Nicholas Epp won senior boys javelin, Lisa Wedel won senior girls shot put, Lazar Stojanovic won midget boys 300-metre hurdles, Bryce Sukhdeo won midget boys high jump and Haley Davis won midget girls 400 metres.

Brock Mckenzie and Brooklyn Haelzle were two-time gold medalists for Lourdes as Mckenzie won the junior boys 800 metres and 1,500 metres and Haelzle won the junior girls 300-metre hurdles and high jump. Sebastian Porcelotto won the midget boys 400 metres.

Shawn Patton claimed two gold medals for Centre Wellington as he took the junior boys 100 metres and 200 metres. Avery Dolderman was victorious in the midget girls 1,500 metres.

Erin athletes captured three gold medals in field events as John Tranter Allen won senior boys shot put, Mackenzie Collings won senior girls discus and Ethan Bishop won junior boys shot put.

Ashlan Best gave Centennial a pair of gold medals as she won senior girls 100 metres and 400 metres. Schoolmate Kaitlynn Meier-Ross won senior girls 400-metre hurdles and Benjamin Smith took midget boys 200 metres.

Bishop Mac had four gold medalists as Jake Groenendyk won senior boys discus, Abbey Steeneveld won senior girls 100-metre hurdles, Holly Steeneveld won midget girls 200 metres and Alicia Higgins won midget girls 300-metre hurdles.

St. James also had four gold medalists as Gavin Hughes won senior boys 800 metres, Von Davis won senior girls 200 metres, Hanna Petty won junior girls 100 metres and Tiana LoStracco won junior girls 800 metres.

Guelph CVI received gold medals from Robyn Lyndon in junior girls 80-metre hurdles and Sequoia Kim in junior girls long jump.

Winning gold medals for St. John’s-Kilmarnock were Matt Hargest in junior boys 400 metres and Anna Bout in junior girls 1,500 metres.

Mackenna Iles of Wellington Heights won gold in junior girls javelin.

Next local high school meet is the Guelph CVI Gaels Relays (there are more than relays on the schedule) at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium May 4.

The District 4/10 championship meet is to go at the St. James facility May 10 and 11.


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