Ross Royals keep grasp on track and field team title
GUELPH – Ross Royals captured the overall team title at the District 4/10 high school track and field championships as the two-day meet concluded Tuesday at the St. James track and field facility.
The Royals won the overall team title last year for the first time.
Ross finished this year’s meet with 530 points while the runner-up Guelph CVI Green Gaels had 463.5 and the third-placed Centennial Spartans were at 340. They were followed by the St. James Lions at 316, Orangeville Bears at 309.5, Centre Wellington Falcons at 219 and Lourdes Crusaders at 218. Centre Dufferin Royals of Shelburne were the top District 4 squad at 173 while the Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus were at 156, Bishop Macdonell Celtics were at 96, Wellington Heights Wolverines were at 24, Erin Raiders were at 22, Norwell Varsity Reds of Palmerston were at 18 and the Westside Thunder of Orangeville were at 2.
Ross topped the novice category with 187 points and senior at 195 while GCVI won junior at 219.5.
Ross claimed 20 victories in the meet while GCVI had 18, Centennial 13, Emmanuel Christian and St. James nine apiece, Orangeville eight, Centre Dufferin and Centre Wellington six apiece, Lourdes five, Bishop Mac three and Wellington Heights one.
Winning three individual events apiece were Tyrese Mitchell and Gracy Smith of Ross, Jenna O’Driscoll of Centennial, Courtney Vis of Emmanuel Christian and Quinton Groves and Kieran Sullivan of St. James.
Mitchell took the para boys 100 metres, 800m and shot put.
Smith won the senior girls 100m, 200m and 400m.
O’Driscoll was victorious in junior girls 100m, 200m and long jump.
Vis claimed wins in novice girls discus throw, javelin throw and shot put.
Groves won novice boys discus throw, javelin throw and shot put.
Sullivan took novice boys 400m, 800m and 300m hurdles.
Getting two wins apiece from Ross were Yared Morton (novice boys 1500m, 3000m), Olwyn Reed (junior girls 800m, 1500m), Devonte Scarrow (senior boys 200m, 400m) and Claire Van Der Valk (senior girls 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles).
Two-event winners from GCVI were Carter Hashim (junior boys 100m, 200m), Robert Sampson (senior boys long jump, high jump) and Acadia Tremain (senior girls 800m, javelin throw).
Sam Patrick of Centennial won the open boys 2000m steeplechase and senior boys 800m.
Julie Deboer of Emmanuel Christian took the novice girls 800m and 1500m.
Orangeville’s Jaylen Padayachee was triumphant in novice boys 100m hurdles and high jump while Craig Stevenson took junior boys 800m and 1500m.
Cassidy Gansekoele of Centre Dufferin won junior girls discus throw and shot put.
Jadon Cranston of Centre Wellington claimed wins in novice boys long jump and triple jump.
Breauna Sanecki of Lourdes was the winner in open girls 2000m steeplechase and junior girls 400m.
The following are the winners of the events at the two-day District 4/10 high school track and field championships, listed by school.
Ross 20 wins
Tyrese Mitchell (para boys 100m, para boys 800m, para boys shot put)
Gracy Smith (senior girls 100m, senior girls 200m, senior girls 400m)
Yared Morton (novice boys 1500m, novice boys 3000m)
Olwyn Reed (junior girls 800m, junior girls 1500m)
Devonte Scarrow (senior boys 200m, senior boys 400m)
Claire Van Der Valk (senior girls 100m hurdles, senior girls 400m hurdles)
Kendrick Miller (novice boys 100m)
Neve Rye (senior girls long jump)
Lauren Skeoch (novice girls long jump)
Claire Smiley (novice girls 400m)
Relay (senior girls 4x100m (tie), senior boys 4x100m)
Guelph CVI 18 wins
Carter Hashim (junior boys 100m, junior boys 200m)
Robert Sampson (senior boys long jump, senior boys high jump)
Acadia Tremain (senior girls 800m, senior girls javelin throw)
Eden Barbour (junior girls javelin throw)
Gabe Bennett (senior boys 3000m)
Dion Charles (senior boys 110m hurdles)
Julia Demanche (novice girls triple jump)
Sydney Gallaugher (junior girls triple jump)
Malin Hazl (junior boys discus throw)
Madalyn McCann (novice girls 100m)
Mo Sang (senior boys triple jump)
Trinity Torres (junior girls high jump)
Bella Tukendorf (junior girls 80m hurdles)
Relay (junior boys 4x100m, open girls 4x400m)
Centennial 13 wins
Jenna O’Driscoll (junior girls 100m, junior girls 200m, junior girls long jump)
Sam Patrick (open boys 2000m steeplechase, senior boys 800m)
Sutton Helps (junior boys 100m hurdles)
Annika Loaring (novice girls 200m)
Campbell Schnurr (senior girls shot put)
Clara Stanley (novice girls 80m hurdles)
Asad Syed (senior boys shot put)
Relay (novice girls 4x100m, senior girls 4x100m (tie), open boys 4x400m)
Emmanuel Christian 9 wins
Courtney Vis (novice girls discus throw, novice girls javelin throw, novice girls shot put)
Julie Deboer (novice girls 800m, novice girls 1500m)
Jeremy Helder (senior boys 1500m)
Kole Pieffers (senior boys javelin throw)
Trinity Taekema (senior girls discus throw)
Hanna Vansydenborgh (senior girls triple jump)
St. James 9 wins
Quinton Groves (novice boys discus throw, novice boys javelin throw, novice boys shot put)
Kieran Sullivan (novice boys 400m, novice boys 800m, novice boys 300m hurdles)
Mayghan Paul (novice girls 300m hurdles)
Jolene Steunebrink (junior girls 300m hurdles)
Relay (junior girls 4x100m)
Orangeville 8 wins
Jaylen Padayachee (novice boys 100m hurdles, novice boys high jump)
Craig Stevenson (junior boys 800m, junior boys 1500m)
Keltrick Amanatey (junior boys 300m hurdles)
Owen Bailey-Braun (junior boys 3000m)
Braydon Bettonvil (junior boys high jump)
Arowyn Fitzpatrick (senior girls 1500m)
Centre Dufferin 6 wins
Cassidy Gansekoele (junior girls discus throw, junior girls shot put)
Gabrielle Daly (junior girls 3000m)
Luca Foladore (junior boys javelin throw)
Chelsea Thalenhorst (novice girls 3000m)
Aiden Thomas (novice boys 200m)
Centre Wellington 6 wins
Jadon Cranston (novice boys long jump, novice boys triple jump)
A. Fox-Kristensen (senior boys 100m)
Jacob Middleton (junior boys triple jump)
Rachel Pegg (senior girls 3000m)
Relay (novice boys 4x100m)
Lourdes 5 wins
Breauna Sanecki (open girls 2000m steeplechase, junior girls 400m)
Simon Porcellato (senior boys 400m hurdles)
Kayla Schaus (senior girls high jump)
Michael Siyum (junior boys shot put)
Bishop Macdonell 3 wins
Tyson Borghese (junior boys long jump)
Obaluwa Oyebanji (senior boys discus throw)
Daniel Patrick (junior boys 400m)
Wellington Heights 1 win
Hannah Rundle (novice girls high jump)
- Guelph Sports Journal