Ross Royals grab first-day lead in track and field
GUELPH – The Ross Royals lead the team standings at the midway point of the District 4/10 high school track and field championships.
The Royals collected 333 points Tuesday in competitions at and near Alumni Stadium. They were the lone team to score points in all five categories – open, senior, junior, novice and para. Of the three categories with the most events, Ross led senior and novice.
Guelph CVI Green Gaels are second overall at 267 after dominating the junior category.
The Centennial Spartans are third at 228 while the St. James Lions are fourth at 203 and the Orangeville Bears round out the top five at 166.
They’re followed by the Lourdes Crusaders (163), Centre Wellington Falcons (141), Centre Dufferin Royals (94), Emmanuel Christian Eagles (78), Bishop Macdonell Celtics (58), Norwell Varsity Reds (10), Erin Raiders (6), Wellington Heights Wolverines (2) and Westside Thunder (2).
Ross won 14 events during the opening day. Gracy Smith took the senior girls 100 metres and 400m while Claire Van Der Valk won the senior girls 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Single victories were recorded by Neve Rye (senior girls long jump), Devonte Scarrow (senior boys 400m), Olwyn Reed (junior girls 1500m), Claire Smiley (novice girls 400m), Lauren Skeoch (novice girls long jump), Kendrick Miller (novice boys 100m), Yared Morton (novice boys 1500m) and Tyrese Mitchell (para boys 100m). The Royals also won the senior boys 400m relay and tied Centennial for the win in the senior girls 400m relay.
GCVI had nine victories with Dion Charles (senior boys 110m hurdles), Robert Sampson (senior boys high jump), Bella Tukendorf (junior girls 80m hurdles), Sydney Gallaugher (junior girls triple jump), Trinity Torres (junior girls high jump), Eden Barbour (junior girls javelin), Carter Hashim (junior boys 100m) and Madalyn McCann (novice girls 100m) getting one win apiece. The Gaels also won the junior boys 400m relay.
Centennial also claimed nine wins as Jenna O’Driscoll won the junior girls 100m and long jump. Getting one win apiece were Sam Patrick (open boys 2000m steeplechase), Campbell Schnurr (senior girls shot put), Asad Syed (senior boys shot put), Sutton Helps (junior boys 100m hurdles) and Clara Stanley (novice girls 80m hurdles). The Spartans also won the novice girls 400m relay and tied Ross for the win in the senior girls 400m relay.
St. James had seven victories in the opening day of the championship meet and novice boys Kieran Sullivan and Quinton Groves collected two wins apiece. Sullivan won the 400m and 300m hurdles while Groves took the javelin and shot put. Jolene Steunebrink (junior girls 300m hurdles) and Mayghan Paul (novice girls 300m hurdles) each had one win and St. James also won the junior girls 400m relay.
Orangeville’s five wins were recorded by Arow Fitzpatrick (senior girls 1500m), Craig Stevenson (junior boys 1500m), Keltric Amanatey (junior boys 300m hurdles), Braydon Bettonvil (junior boys high jump) and Jaylen Padayachee (novice boys 100m hurdles).
Lourdes had five triumphs with Breauna Sanecki taking the open girls 2000m steeplechase and junior girls 400m. Other victories went to Kayla Schaus (senior girls high jump), Simon Porcellato (senior boys 400m hurdles) and Michael Siyum (junior boys shot put).
Emmanuel Christian grabbed four victories as Hanna Vansydenborgh won the senior girls triple jump, Jeremy Helder won the senior boys 1500m, Julie Deboer took the novice girls 1500m and Courtney Vis won the novice girls javelin.
Getting wins for Centre Wellington were A. Fox-Kristensen in the senior boys 100m, Jacob Middleton in the junior boys triple jump and Jadon Cranston in the novice boys long jump.
Luca Foladore of Centre Dufferin won the junior boys javelin.
Daniel Patrick of Bishop Mac won the junior boys 400m.
Second day of the meet is set for next Tuesday at the St. James track and field facility.
- Guelph Sports Journal