As the Canadian Youth Nationals came to an end today, Lions athletes ended on a high note, picking up three more medals to end the championship with seven in total – including two gold. Sunday’s take included one silver and two bronzes.
Kicking things off was Erinn Stenman-Fahey in the 800m who repeated her silver medal performance of a year ago. The world junior semi-finalist looked to pick up her first national title before she was nipped at the line by Ginelle Dimone of Alberta. Stenman-Fahey finished in 2:11.16, a tenth of a second behind Dimone.
While Colle Thompson picked up the next medal, winning bronze in the youth girls 200m, it was a while before her result was finally confirmed. Thompson was actually one of two athletes to pick up a bronze in the race as she crossed the line in 25.73 seconds, exactly the same time as Jorden Savoury of Quebec. In fact, a mere two one hundredths of a second separated third from fifth in the race.
The final medal of the day came from intermediate hurdler Austin White. The Kemptville native finished third in the youth boys 300m hurdles in a time of 39.66 seconds, regaining the medal won by high school and club teammate Matt Bedard at last year’s championship. Competing in the youth girls 300m hurdles, Hailie McKechnie placed fifth.