Royal City women post high-performance wins in Inferno
GUELPH – The Royal City Athletics Club used the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival Wednesday at Alumni Stadium as a chance to showcase some of its top talent.
In the end RCAC members scored seven victories with four of them coming in the high performance portion of the meet.
And it was the women runners who shone the brightest in the high performance events.
Jacqueline Madogo took the women’s 100 metres in 11.38 seconds while Sade McCreath of Extreme Velocity was second in 11.72.
Zoe Sherar was just as dominating in the 400m as she won in 52.71 seconds. Katrina Innanen of Toronto Racers was runner-up in 54.77.
Jazz Shukla claimed the victory in the 800m in 2:01.98 while clubmate Sadie-Jane Hickson was third in 2:06.05. Sandwiched between them was Sonia Gaskin of York University in 2:05.06.
The other local high-performance win came in the men’s long jump as Johnathan Jacob had a victorious leap of 7.23 metres. Eric Che of the Toronto Varsity Blues was second at 7.06.
RCAC members had three wins in the pre meet.
Von Davis took the women’s 200m in 24.74 seconds to finish exactly a second ahead of runner-up Sonja Drosdowech, also from RCAC. Davis placed fifth in the high-performance meet.
Drosdowech was doing double duty as she won the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.50m.
Daniel Harper took the men’s 200m in 21.44 seconds. He finished third in the high-performance meet in 21.23. Oluchi Ugoh of Flying Angels won in 21.01 while unattached competitor Bolade Ajomale was second in 21.05.
Alec Purnell of RCAC was second in the high-performance men’s 1,500m in 3:44.07. Unattached Aaron Ahl won in 3:42.18 while former Guelph Gryphon Connor Black, now with the London Western club, was third in 3:44.20.
RCAC’s Cameron Ormond was third in the high-performance women’s 1,500m in 4:24.15. Mikaela Lucki of Toronto West won in 4:21.03 and Katherine Camp of New Zealand was second in 4:24.07.
Nike Abiodun of RCAC was third in the high-performance 100m hurdles in 13.70 seconds. Michelle Harrison of Saskatoon won in 12.83 while Mariam Abdul-Rashid of Speed Academy was second in 12.99.
Olivia Roussel of RCAC was runner-up in the pre meet women’s 1,500m in 4:37.54. She was edged out by Allie Sandluck of Pictou County who won in 4:37.16.
Beatrix Maddocks of RCAC was third in the pre meet women’s 800m in 2:16.05. Catherine Kennedy of Halifast Athletics won in 2:13.59 and Sydney Collins of Laurel Creek was second in 2:14.39.
RCAC’s Craig Thorne and Matthew MacNeill were two-three in the pre meet men’s 110m hurdles. Thorne was clocked in 14.02 seconds while MacNeill finished in 14.67. Joey Daniels of Berlin Athletics won in 13.89.
Unattached competitor Alysha Newman got her world championship qualifying standard when she cleared 4.70 metres to win the high performance women’s pole vault. Rachel Hyink, another unattached competitor, was second at 4.25 while fan favourite Erika Fielder, who practised in Guelph for years, was fourth at 4.15. She now competes for Bolton Pole Vault.
Other high performance winners were Robyn Brown of the Philippines in the women’s 400m hurdles in 57.96, unattached Jessica Woodward in the women’s shot put with a throw of 17.65m, Trinity Tutti of Sisu Throws in the women’s discus at 54.67m, Ilias Garcia, an unattached competitor, in the men’s 100m in 10.18, Austin Cole of Capital City in the men’s 400m in 46.05, Stephen Evans of the Ottawa Lions in the men’s 800m in 1:47.78, unattached Trevor Bassitt in the men’s 400m hurdles in 48.82, Thomas Senechal-Becker of CANI Athletics in men’s high jump at 2.05m and unattached Willie Morrison in men’s shot put at 18.84m.
The throws events were held in Toronto.
Other winners in the pre meet were Tristan Allen of Tough Track in the men’s 800m in 1:53.00 and unattached Kenya Small in the men’s 1,500m in 3:48.04.
Daniel Gleason of York University and Deryk Theodore of Edmonton International shared the victory in the men’s pole vault as both cleared 5.20m.
- Guelph Sports Journal