Lions claim 10th straight provincial crown

With eight medals on the final day of the 2014 Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Championships, the Ottawa Lions secured their seventh provincial midget team title in eight years and tenth straight overall Ontario Club Championship.

Among the medallists was the midget girls sprint medley team of Keira Christie-Galloway, Alexandra Ethier, Lauren Gale and Shona McCulloch who took home gold in a time of 4:11.46 while also shaving three tenths off the provincial record set by Laurel Creek in 2012. For Christie-Galloway, it was her third gold medal of the weekend following her win in the 80m hurdles on Sunday.

Shona McColloch pick up two other golds on Sunday, to go with Saturday’s win in the 1200m, as she dominated the 2000m field, winning by more than 20 seconds in 6:28.74. McColloch was also joined the quartet of Natalie Day, Aja Penny and Jenna Rossi to win the midget girls 4x800m in 10:04.09.

Picking up a silver in the youth girls 200m final was Colle Thompson who set a new lifetime best as she crossed the line in 25.09 seconds with the following wind just under the allowable limit at 1.9 m/s. In the field, Emily Sprague cleared 1.60m in the youth girls high jump to grab a share of the bronze medal.

Also picking medals on the final day were the midget boys 4x800m and sprint medley relay team who won silver and bronze respectively.