MARLO STANFIELD Special to The Standard
The teams from Uxbridge S.S. and Port Perry H.S. turned in stellar performances last week, against the top high school athletes from across Durham Region, at the LOSSA track and field championships.
Dozens of local athletes took to the field, at Oshawa Civic Stadium, under sunny skies, on Wednesday, May 22nd.
Uxbridge finished in 5th place in the team standings, with 26 podium finishes. Meanwhile, the Rebels turned in a 'quality over quantity' performance, finishing in 18th place, but with seven top-five finishes amongst nine competitors.
A pair of Tigers earned double gold medals. Griffin Anderson took top spot in the Senior Boys 800 metre and 1,500 metre events, with Cole Jennings winning the Junior Boys 1,500 and 3,000 metre events.
Uxbridge also earned a pair of gold medals in pole vault. Jerry Bonkowski won the Senior Girls event, and Noah Snooks won the Junior Boys. Raymond Luukkoneon claimed gold in the Midget Boys javelin event.
As well, the Tigers had several gold medalists in the Para-LOSSA competition, as AJ Pike, Jaydn Collins and Claudet Cohen Gardiner all finished in first place.
For Port Perry, Lilly Tuck led the way with a pair of gold medals in the Senior Girls 1,500 and 3,000 metre runs.
The top performers from the LOSSA championships will now move on, to compete in the Central Region championships, which will be contested at Civic Stadium, in Oshawa, on Wednesday, May 29th. From there, the top performers will advance to compete at the OFSAA provincial championships in Guelph.
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