McCulloch wins OFSAA Gold

It was another OFSAA Championship and another provincial gold medal for Shona McCulloch, a grade 10 student at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School in Barrhaven. McCulloch took home the title in the junior girls 4km race in a time of 14:43.5, nearly five seconds ahead of Christi Konstantopoulos from Toronto Prep. The result marked Shona’s third OFSAA gold after winning midget cross country a year ago in a photo finish and dominating the 3000m on the track this past spring. Shona will look for more OFSAA medals as she heads to Burlington this weekend as part of Longfields Davidson’s field hockey team.

The biggest OFSAA winner from the Ottawa Lions may just have been coach Kirk Dillabaugh, the head coach at Glebe Collegiate, who lead the Gryphons to their third consecutive overall girls OFSAA team title as well as a silver medal in the overall boys race, just two points out of first. Dillabaugh’s team at Glebe managed to pick up medals in 5 of the 6 categories, including taking home gold in the senior girls division. The team lead by Lions Claire Smith and Alexa Livingstone won gold with a measly 68 points, 207 ahead of their nearest competitor.

Full results for Lions athletes:

Cameron Caughey Senior Boys Bell HS 26th
Lia Codrington Senior Girls Canterbury HS 94th
Hannah Dolin Senior Girls Canterbury HS 128th
Michal Leckie Senior Girls Canterbury HS 104th
Erinn Stenman-Fahey Senior Girls Canterbury HS 43rd
Thomas Saville Senior Boys Carine Wilson SS 88th
Sara Borrens Junior Girls Franco Cite 128th
Adrian Fournier Midget Boys Franco Cite 29th
Reilly McCann Junior Boys Franco Cite 15th
Talia Brennan Senior Girls Franco Ouest 49th
Spencer Giddings Junior Boys Franco Ouest 120th
Michael Mather Junior Boys Franco Ouest 19th
Farah Abdulkarim Senior Boys Glebe CI Team Bronze (34th)
Alexa Livingstone Senior Girls Glebe CI Team Gold (18th)
Finn Perreault Junior Boys Glebe CI Team Bronze (58th)
Keili Shepherd Junior Girls Glebe CI Team Silver (19th)
Claire Smith Senior Girls Glebe CI Team Gold (6th)
Nathalie Day Midget Girls Holy Trinity CHS 45th
Owen Day Senior Boys Holy Trinity CHS 16th
Nicholas Abanto-Enns Senior Boys Lisgar CI 59th
Sam Kinahan Senior Boys Lisgar CI 159th
Shona McCulloch Junior Girls Longfields-Davidson Heights SS Gold
Jonathan Rioux Midget Boys Louis Riel 9th
Fiona Schute Midget Girls Nepean HS 163rd