MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard
Strong performances at last week’s Central Regionals have qualified several athletes from across North Durham for the upcoming OFSAA provincial track and field championships.
After earning their way to the meet, through stellar outings at the recent LOSSA championships, a number of local athletes posted top-4 finishes at the Central Regionals at Civic Stadium in Oshawa, on May 29th.
Port Perry’s Lilly Tuck led the way with a pair of gold medal performances. She earned top spot in the Senior Girls 1,500 metre and 3,000 metre races.
Teammate Daliagh Whitmarsh also qualified for OFSAA with a 4th place finish, in the Junior Girls shot put.
Uxbridge will be sending six athletes to the provincial championships, with Raymond Luukkonen earning the lone gold medal, in the Midget Boys javelin event.
Cole Jennings finished on the podium in a pair of events, coming in 2nd in the Junior Boys 3,000 metre race and 3rd in the Junior Boys 1,500 metre race. Will Cowling took home a bronze in the Midget Boys 3,000 run to go with a fourth place showing in the Midget Boys 1,500 metre race. Louise Meadway rounded out a stellar performance on the track for the Tigers’ distance runners, with a 4th place finish in the Midget Girls 3,000 metre race.
Elsewhere at the event, Alex Mather finished 4th in the Midget Boys 300 metre low hurdles, and Noah Snooks won a bronze medal in the Junior Boys pole vault.
The OFSAA provincial track and field championships will be held at the University of Guelph, from June 6th to 8th. Local fans can follow along with all of the action through a live webcast of the event, on www.AthleticsCanada.tv.
To tune in, viewers will need to register for a monthly subscription, and use the promo code ac7daytrialofsaa. If you don’t wish to keep the service after the 7-day free trial simply cancel the account (once the meet is over). No charges will be incurred.
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