Lions win 10 medals at Ontario Masters Championships

At the recent Ontario Masters (35+) Championships in Toronto, a small group of club athletes brought home a total of ten medals, including six golds and one new provincial record.

Competing in the M65 category, Stan Seitz took first in both the pole vault and high jump, setting a record in the latter. Seitz’s 1.37m clearance added 1cm to the old record set by Ed Andrade in 2003. Stan cleared 2.75m for gold in the pole vault.

On the track, Wendy Alexis continued to show she is one the top sprints for age in the world. The 58 year old captured the W55 sprints double with clockings of 13.75 and 28.58 seconds respectively. To put the performances into perspective, they were equivalent to runs of 10.86 and 22.01 seconds by an open age athlete according to the World Masters Athletics Association age grade tables.

The other two golds came from Ray Wardle, who at 80 years young, also pulled off the sprint double, winning the 100m in 17.02 seconds and the 200m in 35.61 seconds.

Silver medals were won by Bernard St. Lewis in the M45 400m, Paule Couet in the W55 5000m and Michael Ferguson in the M45 800m. Ferguson also captured bronze in the M45 400m.