Local schools send 25 to OFSAA track and field

GUELPH – A total of 25 athletes representing local schools qualified for this week’s OFSAA provincial high school track and field championships at Belleville.

The total includes athletes on relay teams.

All qualified by finishing in the top four at last week’s OFSAA West championship meet at London.

Ashlan Best of Centennial and Haley Davis of Ross each qualified for three events.

Best, who’s off to Stanford in the fall, won the senior girls’ 200 metres in record time, beating the previous mark she set last year as she lowered it to 23.71 seconds. She also qualified for the OFSAA meet by winning the 400 metres and as a member of Centennial’s 4×400-metre girls’ relay team that placed second. Other members of that team are Kaitlynn Meier-Ross, Julia Zonneveld and Amber Champagne.

Haley Davis qualified in three individual events as she won the midget girls’ 1,500 metres and 800 metres and finished second in the 400 metres.

Tiana LoStracco of St. James won two events at OFSAA West as she took the junior girls’ 400 metres and 800 metres.

Von Davis of St. James was second in senior girls’ 100 metres and fourth in 200 metres.

Tessa Ladhani of Guelph CVI was runner-up in junior girls’ 1,500 metres and fourth as a member of GCVI’s girls’ 4×400-metre relay team that placed fourth. Other members of that team were Jordyn Farquarson, Madi Jarvis and Sara Farquarson.

Gavin Hughes of St. James finished third in both the senior boys’ 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres.

Holly Steeneveld of Bishop Macdonell won the midget girls’ 400 metres.

Braydon Clarke of Erin was second in the senior boys’ 1,500 metres.

Cole Hannam of St. James placed second in the boys’ 2,000-metre steeplechase.

Getting third-place finishers were Avery Dolderman of Centre Wellington in girls’ 1,500-metre steeplechase, Bryce Sukhdeo of Ross in midget boys’ high jump, Ryan St. Denis of Erin in midget boys’ discus, Sequoia Kim of GCVI in junior girls’ long jump and Spencer Wright of Lourdes in junior boys’ triple jump.

Fourth-place finishers were Alicia Higgins of Bishop Macdonell in midget girls’ 300-metre hurdles, Curtis Dawes of Centre Wellington in midget boys’ 400 metres, Lazar Stojanovic of Ross in midget boys’ 300-metre hurdles, Scott Gilstorf of Wellington Heights in junior boys’ high jump and Taylor Paquette of Erin in midget girls’ discus.

The three-day OFSAA meet at Belleville’s Mary Ann Sills Park and Bruce Faulds Track and Field Complex is to start Thursday and wrap up Saturday.

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