OFSAA 2019 Track and Field Championship

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Midget Girls Sacred Heart, Walkerton Sir John A MacDonald, Agincourt Brooklin High School. Brooklin
Junior Girls Notre Dame, Brampton Lo-Ellen Park, Sudbury Leaside, Toronto
Senior Girls Dunbarton, Pickering Leaside, Toronto Chatham-Kent, Chatham
Midget Boys École secondaire Paul Desmarais, Stittsville St Elizabeth, Thornhill St Thomas Aquinas, Brampton
Junior Boys Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mississauga Essex HS, Essex Cardinal Newman, Stoney Creek
Senior Boys Thousand Island, Brookville St Edmun Campion, Brampton Westdale, Hamilton
Open Girls Adam Scott, Peterborough E L Crossley, Font Hill Innisdale, Barrie
Open Boys Bell HS, Ottawa Bayside SS, Belleville Colonel By, Glucester
Overall Girls Leaside, Toronto Father Henry Carr, Rexdale Sandwich, Windsor
Overall Boys Thousand Island, Brockville Bill Crothers, Unionville St Edmund Campion, Bramtpon
Thousand Island SS – Senior Boys and Boys Overall Champions


NR = new record *= Canadian Record MIDGET JUNIOR SENIOR
100 m Gabrielle Cole, J Clarke Richardson Trinity Miller, R S McLaughlin CVI Mackenzy Pierre-Webster, All Saints CSS
200 m Gabrielle Cole, J Clarke Richardson Jill Catton, Notre Dame CSS (Brampton) Mackenzy Pierre-Webster, All Saints CSS
400 m McKayla Francis, Sir John A MacDonald Nicole McKenzie, St Marcellinus CSS Keystalann Bechard, Vista Academy
800 m Madison Fearon, Bramalea SS Emma Pegg, Chatham-Kent Tiana LoStracco, St James CHS
1500 m Ella Jackson, Brooklin HS Emma Pegg, Chatham-Kent Anna Workman, Kingston
3000 m Aysia Maurice, Humberview Emily Bryce, Saugeen DHS Sam Ford, University of Toronto School
Steeplechase Molly Strain, Adam Scott CVI- Peterborough (NR*)
Sprint Hurdles Hailey Reid, St Mary’s (Hamilton) Tayah De Sousa, Central Elgin Shaleah Colaire, St Mary CSS (Pickering)
300/400 m Hurdles Jade Celestine, Pickering Jenna James, Craig Kielburger Helena Jovic, John McCrae
4 x 100 Relay Father Henry Carr (NR) Father Henry Carr Father Henry Carr
4 x 400 Relay Chatham-Kent Secodnary School
High Jump Kate Plumb, Lincoln South Annika Jozin, Michipicoten HS Emma Dale, St Clement’s School  
Long Jump Peace Omonzane, St Edmund Campion Vienna Courteau, St Peter HS Hayley Manners, Richview CI
Triple Jump Tolu Akinduro, North Albion Collegiate Institute Jillian Catton, Notre Dame (Brampton) Mahalia Mitchell, St Marguerite D’Youville CSS (NR)
Pole Vault Anna Kistulinec, Blenheim Pheobe Skipp, Northern CI Alexzandra Throndson, Silverthorn CI
Shot Put Rose Forshaw, ÉS L’Essor Bailey Oakes, Bill Crothers SS Audrey O’Connor, ÉS E J Lajeunesse
Discus Harley Martin, Sacred Heart Lauaren Fearn, Lo-Ellen Park Alison Stephens, Cjatham-Kent
Javelin Harley Martin, Sacred Heart   Alexandria Webb, St Benedict
Para Intellectual Shot PutRebecca Dobbs, Cornwall (NR)
100 m Ambulatory Brittney Yurek , Twin Lakes Secondary School
100 m Intellectually Kyla Rodrigue, Woodstock
100 m Visually Impaired Scarlet Lowrie, Father J Brennan
200 m Wheelchair Paige Nevestuk, Blessed Trinity High School
800 m Ambulatory Sara Gillies, Orangeville District Secondary School
800 m Intellectual Cassie Kemp, St Catherines CVI NR)
Team Championship Sacred Heart – Walkerton Notre Dame CHS – Brampton Dunbarton SS – Pickering
Overall Team Championship Leaside High School – Toronto


NR = new record *= Canadian Record MIDGET JUNIOR SENIOR
100 m Weagbe Mombo, Leaside CI Jadon Rose, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Myles Misener Daley, Westdale SS
200 m Christopher Morales-Will, St Elizabeth CHS Domenic Barresi, McKinnon Park Myles Misener Daley, Westdale SS
400 m Christopher Morales-Will, St Elizabeth CHS (NR) Daniel Reader, Westmount SS Myles Misener Daley, Westdale SS (NR *)
800 m Riley Flemington, Appleby College Eric Campbell, Sir Winston Churchill (St Catherines) Abdullahi Hassan, Birchmount Park CI
1500 m Riley Flemington, Appleby College Eric Campbell, Sir Winston Churchill (St Catherines) Foster Malleck, St Mary’s (Kitchener)
3000 m Tanner Hueglin, Holy Trinity Tennessee Tremain, Guelph CVI Foster Malleck, St Mary’s (Kitchener)
Steeplechase Kevin Robertson, Bell High School
Sprint Hurdles Luca Nicoletti, ÉSC Paul-Desmarais Mark Skerl, Cardinal Newman (NR) Adam Exley, Resurrection CSS
300/400 m Hurdles Ryder King, Ursula Franklin (NR) Mark Skerl, Cardinal Newman Leewinchell Jean, ÉS Publique Gisèle-Lalonde
4 x 100 Relay St Roch Catholic Secondary School Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School (NR) Pickering High School
4 x 400 Relay St Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School – Brampton
High Jump Micha Mullings, Barrie North CI Corbin Deblois, Timmins HVA Sam Hall, East Northumberland
Long Jump Desmond Fraser, St Thomas Aquinas (Brampton) Mark Skerl, Cardinal Newman Arase Soloman, Bishop Allen Academy
Triple Jump Justin Chase, St John Paul II Milan Lobana, Essex Olak Benayo, Twin Lakes SS
Pole Vault Mauro Comin,  John F Ross
Bennett Woods, Penetang Wyatt Knapp, Thousand Isalnd SS
Shot Put Ben Brewer, Kincardine DHS Spencer Lewis, Carleton Place Anthony Argyropoulos, Richmond Hill
Discus Ben Brewer, Kincardine DHS Arthur J Stanat, Parkside CI Anthony Argyropoulos, Richmond Hill
Javelin Matthew Ing, Father J Redman Will Torrance, Neil McNeil Wariso Dullo, Glouchester HS
Para Ambulatory Shot Put Gabriel Ferron-Bouius, Neapean High School (NR)
Para Intellectual Shot PutNathan Parcels, Norwood (NR)
100 m Ambulatory Zachary Gingras, Bill Crothers Secondary School (NR)
100 m Vision Austin Ingram, Valour JK-12 School (NR)
100 m Intellectually Andre Ferguson, Westview Freedom
200 m Wheelchair Mason Sajder, St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School
800 m Ambulatory Zachary Gingras, Bill Crothers Secondary School
800 m Intellectually Antonio Fricano, Bishop Tonnos Catholic Seceondary School
800 m Visually Impaired Josh Roberto, Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholich High School
Team Championship ÉSC Paul Desmarais, Stittsville Our Lady of Mount Carmel CSS – Mississauga Dunbarton HS – Pickering
Overall Team Championhip Thousand Island Secondary School – Brockville


The sprinter actually broke two records on Friday: his own OFSAA record of 45.99 which he set in 2018, and also the Canadian national U20 record which was previously held by Shane Niemi at 45.83.View image on Twitter

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Myles Misener-Daley on his new U20 and @OFSAATrack record in the 400m: “It’s an amazing feeling! After last year’s record, I had a lot of pressure this year, everybody was really expecting me to go for it so to pull it off was a good feeling.”736:40 PM – Jun 7, 2019

Pirates capture Ontario track and field crown

Tim Ruhnke 
More from Tim RuhnkePublished on: June 11, 2019 | Last Updated: June 11, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

The contingent from Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) in Brockville gathers at the end of the OFSAA 2019 Track and Field Championships in Guelph on Saturday. TISS won the Ontario high school boys and senior boys titles for the third year in a row. Submitted photo JPG, BT

It was another banner performance by Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS).

The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 2019 Track and Field Championships were held in Guelph from Thursday to Saturday. TISS athletes won two gold and two silver medals, and the Pirates racked up 51 points to capture the boys overall title for the third year in a row.

“We are very happy to have achieved such great results,” TISS Coach Randy Givogue stated on Monday.

“To have 30 athletes qualify for provincials might be the biggest highlight of all,” he stated.

The program’s success “…is a testament to the hard work put in by all of our coaches, our intermediate team in previous years, and our local Legion Track and Field Club who trains some of these athletes in the summer and winter months,” Givogue said. “It is a community effort by all.”

Benayo Olak medalled in two different events at the Ontario championships on Friday. Olak won a silver medal in the senior boys high jump in the morning and proceeded to win gold in the senior boys triple jump later in the afternoon. He was in fourth place after the fourth of six rounds in the triple jump; his fifth jump measured 14.38 metres, giving him a 2-cm victory over two other competitors.

“I know I jumped a good jump,” said Olak, who noted that his runway for the previous jump of 14.26 felt good and the one for the winning effort felt even better. “I just made sure I got my heels up,” he added.

TISS was tied for fourth in the boys division after day two on Friday.

Wyatt Knapp won TISS’ second gold medal at OFSAA 2019 in the senior boys pole vault on Saturday. In what the coach referred to as the surprise of the day, Knapp won the event with a personal best of 4.20 metres.

“I couldn’t believe it,” the Grade 11 student said on Monday.

Knapp, who indicated his goal going into OFSAA was top eight, cleared 4.20 on his third attempt when there were only three others left in the competition. Knapp “knew” then that he would win. “It was good; felt great,” he commented.

When asked about goals following his gold-medal performance at OFSAA, Knapp said he wants to jump 4.40 this summer and then, hopefully, clear 4.60 at the end of next season.

In addition to placing first overall on the boys side, TISS won the senior boys crown for the third consecutive year.

In the last track event at OFSAA, the TISS team of Mason Jones, Raef Wykes, Jordan Blanchard and Dillon Landon won a silver medal in the open boys 4×400-m final in a time of 3:19.86. It was the third year in a row the TISS boys relay team had won a provincial medal.

The TISS boys picked up 36 points from their four medal wins. They added 15 points from several other top-eight finishes in other events on Friday and Saturday.

Olak noted that this year’s OFSAA boys title was probably the hardest of the three. “We’ve been through a lot this season,” he said, noting the Pirates managed to overcome injuries and were able to push themselves. “I’m really proud of this team.”

As for Olak, his 2019 OFSAA appearance had added meaning. He will be continuing his studies at the University of Guelph beginning later this summer. It was his first time competing at the facility, and Olak said it was ‘secial’ to see the coaches with whom he will be working next year. “That was big for me,” he commented.

Olak and Knapp weren’t the only local athletes to strike gold at OFSAA. Kaylee Clark of Gananoque placed first in the junior girls javelin throw on Saturday afternoon. The Grade 10 student’s winning effort of 41.73 metres was more than three-and-a-half metres longer than the second-place throw.

The other local medal winner was Haydn Leaf of Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI), who placed third in the visually impaired boys 100-m dash. His time was 14.61 seconds.

BCI, TISS and St. Mary will hand out their 2018-2019 athletic awards on Tuesday.

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