Lions win 5 medals and Combined Event Championships

It was a successful weekend on the track and in the field as Ottawa Lions athletes took home a combined five medals from this past weekend’s Athletics Ontario Combined Events Championships held in Ottawa.

The senior decathlete crew of Telvin Tavernier, Kevin Nault and James Little swept the podium for the Lions and captured an impressive 24 points for the club to towards the annual Ontario Team Title. Tavernier captured gold with a score of 6451 points, while Nault (5726) and Little (4795) took silver and bronze respectively and both with personal best performances.

On the ladies side, youth athletes Helena Jovic and Olivia Crewe picked up silver and bronze in their heptathlon debuts. Jovic amassed 3789 points over the seven events, while Crewe put up 3421.

In the weekend’s open events, shot putter Tim Nedow set a new Terry Fox Athletic Facility Record with a heave of 20.39m. The Commonwealth Games’ bronze medalist throw was 51 cm better than the University of Toronto Track Club’s Mike Spirotoso 19.88m heave, set at the Canadian Championships 31 years ago.