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Youth Senior Championship Recap

Athletics Ontario

This year’s Athletics Ontario Youth Senior Championships had 654 athletes competing over a 2 day competition. There were many strong performances from athletes throughout the day.

Teams such as SISU Throws Club and Bolton Pole Vault that are very event specific clubs claimed some key points to place them among the 10 scoring teams at the meet.

SISU Throws brought out Brittany Crew, who set a new Senior and Espoir record two weekends ago at the Akron Invitational, to win the Senior Women’s Shot Put (16.91m) and Weight Throw (17.84m). On the men’s side, Eric Brathwaite and Jonathan Raspanti won the Senior Men’s Shot Put (15.66m) and Senior Men’s Weight Throw (13.72m), respectively.

Bolton Pole Vault’s Maya Fetic and Tyler Denes won gold medals in the Youth Girls and Youth Boys Pole Vault competition.

Speed River Track and Field Club’s Tiana Lostracco brought home the gold medal after a tight race in the Youth Girls 400m on the first day of the competition. Saturday evening brought more success for Speed River Track and Field’s athletes, as they went 1-2 in the Senior Women’s 1500m with Sevanne Ghazarian taking the gold and Stefanie Parsons winning the silver. Tiana came back on Sunday to double up and win gold in the 800m with a commanding win of 2:15.06 in the Youth division. Teammate Stefanie Parsons, also took the gold in the Senior Women’s 800m.

The Newmarket Huskies, the Overall Cross Country Team Champions in 2016 picked up quite a bit of points to put towards the indoor team titles this past weekend. On the men’s side, Joshua Desouza, Nicholas Mota, and Jonathan Desouza, made big contributions in the Youth Boy’s 800m placing 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively, and in the Youth Boy’s 1500m, where the trio swept the podium. Sami Jibril also chipped in 7 points for Newmarket by winning gold in the Senior Men’s 3000m. Cameron Ormond took home two golds for Newmarket in the Youth Girl’s 1500m and 3000m.

Windsor Legion Track and Field Club placed in the top 5 overall team scores. Andrew Davies, Arseniy Chertov, Jan Fiedler and Chase Canty went 1-2-3-4 in the Youth Boys 3000m picking up 19 points in the event.  Maya Hannagan contributed a silver in the Youth Girls 3000m and a bronze in the 1500m. Other medalists from Windsor Legion included a gold from Carolyn Prins in the Youth Girls Triple Jump, a silver in the Senior Men’s 800m from Enrique Nepomuceno, and Caroline Forbes winning the bronze in the Youth Girls Long Jump. Windsor Legion finished the competition in first place in the Youth scores with 48 points, and in the top 5 for the overall.

University of Toronto Track Club brought home 11 medals this past weekend. Jackson West & Quinn Hiemstra finshed first and second in the Youth Boys High Jump. Emma Lavery went home with 2 silvers, one in the Senior Women’s Long Jump and another in the Triple Jump. Sam Hall topped the Youth Boy’s High Jump with a performance of 2.00m, winning the second gold medal for UTTC this past weekend.

The top team this past weekend was London Western Track and Field Club. They brought home 15 medals, and scored a total of 97 points. Some of their top performances included Megan Dunn who won the Senior Women’s Long Jump. Natash Gubbles doubled, claiming gold in the Youth Girls Shot Put and Weight Throw. Their teammate, Matthew MacNiel, also doubled by winning both the Youth Boys 60mH and Long Jump.

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