Three more medals, two gold, for locals at OFSAA track

BELLEVILLE – Athletes representing local schools added three more medals, two gold, to their winnings Saturday at the OFSAA provincial high school track and field championships.

Ashlan Best of Centennial and Tiana LoStracco of St. James, both gold-medal winners Friday, added more gold to their stash Saturday.

Best won the senior girls’ 200 metres in a time of 23.73 seconds. That time was 4/100ths of a second off the meet record set by Khamica Bingham in 2012. Best had been second fastest in the preliminaries at 24.19 seconds while Von Davis of St. James was 12th in 25.04. Top two in each of three preliminary heats plus the next two fastest qualified for the final.

Best had won the senior girls’ 400 metres Friday.

LoStracco struck gold in the junior girls’ 800 metres, winning in a time of 2:10.92. She had been second fastest in the preliminaries at 2:17.63.

LoStracco had been victorious in the junior girls’ 400 metres Friday.

Saturday’s other local medalist was Haley Davis of Ross in the midget girls’ 800 metres. She finished as the silver medalist in 2:14.92 while Anna Workman of Kingston CVI won in 2:13.75. Davis had been fastest in the preliminaries at 2:20.45.

Davis had won gold in the midget girls’ 1,500m Friday.

In all local athletes won five gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the three-day meet.

Sevanne Ghazarian of Cambridge St. Benedict who is a member of the Speed River Track and Field Club, won the senior girls’ 3,000 metres in 9:35.35.

Both girls’ 4×400-metre girls’ relay teams representing Guelph schools finished in the top six. The Centennial team of Kaitlynn Meier-Ross, Amber Champagne, Lauren Zonneveld and Best was fourth in 3:59.07 while the Guelph CVI squad of Tessa Ladhani, Jordyn Farquarson, Madi Jarvis and Sara Farquarson was sixth in 4:01.40.

Ryan St. Denis of Erin placed fourth in the midget boys’ discus with a best throw of 43.35 metres.

Taylor Paquette of Erin was fifth in the midget girls’ discus with a throw of 29.13 metres.

Scott Gilstorf of Wellington Heights cleared 1.75 metres to finish 10th in junior boys’ high jump.

Lazar Stojanovic of Ross was 14th in midget boys’ 300-metre hurdles. He was clocked in 44.28 seconds.

Gavin Hughes of St. James finished 14th in senior boys’ 3,000 metres in 8:53.35.

Anna Bout of St. John’s-Kilmarnock cleared 1.40 metres to finish 19th in junior girls’ high jump.

Alicia Higgins of Bishop Macdonell was 23rd in midget girls’ hurdles with a time of 52.52 seconds.

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