DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: The top high school track and field athletes from across the region gathered at Civic Fields in Oshawa for the annual LOSSA Track and Field Meet last week, with strong results achieved by athletes from Uxbridge Secondary School as well as Port Perry High School.
Across two days of competition, on May 16 and 17, the Uxbridge Tigers roared past the competition, dominating girls' events, posting the highest point total in the competition, en route to a third-place overall finish.
Uxbridge swept the girls pole vault with Emma Burns after breaking the record for midget girls, Rachel Dell'Anna soared over the junior girls portion of the competition and Sharon Nanninga took home gold in the senior girls event.
Elsewhere, Carolynn Neville took top spot in the senior girls discus. Jessy Carveth raced past the competition in the junior girls 80m hurdles. Katana Cameron soared over the field in the junior girls triple jump. Gjuady John-Wallace prevailed in the senior girls 200m and Bret Belanger captured the senior girls high jump gold.
In total, 17 individual athletes posted podium finishes for the Tigers, as well as bronze medal showing by the midget girls 4x100m relay team. As a result, Uxbridge will be sending a strong contingent to the OFSAA provincial championships in Windsor, between June 2 and 4.
As well, Port Perry High School had a trio of athletes capture gold medals at the meet, with the Rebels wrapping up the day tied with Brooklin for 14th place.
Port Perry had five athletes on the podium across eight events over the course of the competition, including three gold medalists.
Hannah Russell raced to gold in the junior girls 800m, Lilly Tuck outlasted the field in the midget girls 3,000m and Dreighton Whitmarsh also put on a golden performance in the midget boys discus.
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