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14 Track & Field athletes headed to SOSSA

May 23, 2023
Records were set at qualifier
dunlopFour records were set at the Niagara Region High School Athletic Association (NRHAA) Zone 3 track and field championship Tuesday in Welland.

Owen Robins went the distance — and then some — competing for Port Colborne High School in junior boys discus and junior boys shot put. He was the top qualifier with record-setting throws in both disciplines to advance to next week’s Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (SOSSA) championship, which also will be held at Welland Centennial Secondary School.

Robins shattered the Zone 3 junior boys discus record of 46.92 metres with a throw of 51.94. Dalton Matiasz set the previous record while attending the former Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School in 2012.

In shot put, Robins threw 15.92 metres, bettering the 14.72 that Ridgeway-Crystal Beach’s Rob Osborn recorded in 2010.

Osborn’s record of 41.94 metres that was set in 2009 also was broken at the first of three qualifiers for the provincial championship. On Tuesday, Centennial’s Jaden Davis topped the field with a throw of 42.66.

Port High’s Dalton Harrietha set the new standard for open boys shot put, intellectually impaired, with a throw of 8.46 metres.

The top four at Zone 3 move on to SOSSA next Wednesday and Thursday with the top five from competition qualifying for the South Regional championship June 1 and 2 in Brampton.

This year’s Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) track and field championships are set for June 8 to 10 in Ottawa.

Following are the PCHS student-athletes who qualified to represent Zone 3 at the SOSSA championship:

Novice boys
Triple jump: 1. Graeme Macdonald, Crossley, 10.80; 2. Porter Burella, Port Colborne; 3. Bervensky Youyoute, Eastdale.

Novice girls
100: 1. Rachel Jeffery, E.L. Crossley, 13,71; 2. Maddie Bodner, Welland Centennial; 3. Majeedah Adesina, Greater Fort Erie; 4. Haley Mous, Port Colborne.

Junior boys
Shot put: 1. Owen Robins, Port Colborne, 15.92; 2. Santino Lariviere, Port Colborne ; 3. Austin Wilson, Crossley; 4. Bryant Ogoh, Robert Land.

Discus: 1. Owen Robins, Port Colborne, 51.94; 2. Santino Lariviere, Port Colborne ; 3. Jack Brownlee, Crossley; 4. Tyrus Lepage, Centennial.

Junior girls
1,500: 1. Sasha Tarasuk, Crossley, 6:06.45; 2. Tsz Yuet Lam, Niagara Christian ; 3. Sarah Smith, Port Colborne; 4. McKenna Burns, Centennial.

Senior boys
100: 1. Jaden Dunlop, Port Colborne, 11.50; 2. Arik Rae, Centennial ; 3. Brady McEachern, Myer; 4. Mahkai McPhee, Eastdale.

200: 1. Jaden Dunlop, Port Colborne, 23.01 ; 2. Connor McEachern, Myer; 3. Mahkai McPhee, Eastdale; 4. Brady McEachern, Myer.

400: 1. Samuel Tonnies, Port Colborne, 54.84; 2. Saad Ashraf, Myer ; 3. Graham Walters, Myer; 4. Noah Gmoser, Greater Fort Erie.

800: 1. Samuel Tonnies, Port Colborne, 2 :09.84 ; 2. Matthew Kleinsmith, Crossley ; 3. Saad Ashraf, Myer ; 4. Hayden Molnar, Brebeuf.

Long jump: 1. Mikhail Dwyer, Westlane, 6.07; 2. Kylan Szabo, Port Colborne; 3. Samuel Jeffery, Crossley; 4. Abdoul, Franco-Niagara,

Triple jump: 1. Noah Gmoser, Greater Fort Erie, 12.18; 2. Kylan Szabo, Port Colborne; 3. Omar Khan, Greater Fort Erie; 4. Jake Coopman, Greater Fort Erie.

Shot put: 1. Caleb Grover, Port Colborne, 13.49; 2. Connor Lacroix, Crossley; 3. Ramiro Torres, Robert Land ; 4. Alexander Thomas, Myer.

Discus: 1. Caleb Grover, Port Colborne, 48.06; 2. Fode Laba, Robert Land ; 3. Dafydd Jenkins, Robert Land; 4. Edwin Ajaere, Robert Land.

200: 1. Kennedy Hall, Crossley, 27.30; 2. Siera Warkentin, Myer; 3. Sarah Rice, Crossley; 4. Maria Gonzalez, Port Colborne.

4x400 relay: 1. Port Colborne, 3:48.34; 2. Crossley; 3. Myer; 4. Greater Fort Erie.

Shot put, intellectually impaired: 1. Dalton Harrietha, Port Colborne, 8.46.