More than 40 Lions headed to OFSAA Championship

With high school athletes from Peterborough to Hawkesbury battling their way through two days of competition at Kingston’s CaraCo Field for the vaunted trip to OFSAA, more than 40 Lions athletes emerged successful. Among the athletes moving on are six previous OFSAA medalists led by Sharelle Samuel and Joe Fast who were each double medalists a year ago.

Samuel, a senior at Ashbury Collegiate, was dominant in victory over both the 400m and 400m hurdle disciplines. The future Harvard Crimson runner smashed former Lion Bailey Lewis’ regional record in the senior girls 400m by nearly a second and a half to win in 54.59 seconds. The time also betters the IAAF World Junior standard. Samuel also set a new standard in the 400m hurdles, nearly cracking the 60 second barrier in a time of 60.09.

Joe Fast, continued to live up to his name, taking home victories in both the junior boys 1500m and 3000m distances in comfortable fashion. Fast will certainly enter his second OFSAA track and field championship has a favourite in both events as the defending midget boys 1500m champion and a two time OFSAA cross country champion.

Another medal favourite next week at OFSAA will be Louis Riel student, Caroline Poirier. The grade 12 student added 36cm to the 10 year old senior girls pole vault record with a clearance of 3.50m. The defending OFSAA bronze medalist now holds both the junior and senior marks for the east region.

List of OFSAA qualifiers in individual events. We apologize for any omissions.

Event Catergory Full Name
100m Midget Girls Manor, Katie
200m Midget Girls Manor, Katie
400m Midget Girls Gardiner, Zoe
800m Midget Girls Gardiner, Zoe
1500m Midget Girls McMann, Caitlin
80m Hurdles Midget Girls Courteau, Vienna
Long Jump Midget Girls Courteau, Vienna
100m Junior Girls Procyk, Paulina
200m Junior Girls Ogunremi, Doyin
200m Junior Girls Procyk, Paulina
400m Junior Girls Ogunremi, Doyin
1500m Junior Girls Newlove, Katie
3000m Junior Girls Newlove, Katie
3000m Junior Girls Pellerin, Skye
80m Hurdles Junior Girls Lu Langley, Vanessa
300m Hurdles Junior Girls Collings, Kate
Pole Vault Junior Girls Lyons, Jasmine
Pole Vault Junior Girls Texeira, Jillian
Shot Put Junior Girls Sweeney, Erin
Shot Put Junior Girls Effenberger, Kaitlyn
Shot Put Junior Girls Gibbons, Hailey
100m Senior Girls Anyia, Anesi
200m Senior Girls Anyia, Anesi
400m Senior Girls Samuel, Sharelle
800m Senior Girls Whitford, Nina
800m Senior Girls Gaunt, Keegan
1500m Senior Girls Whitford, Nina
3000m Senior Girls Soroczan-Wright, Mollie
100m Hurdles Senior Girls Anyia, Anesi
400m Hurdles Senior Girls Samuel, Sharelle
400m Hurdles Senior Girls Leask, Stephanie
Pole Vault Senior Girls Poirier, Caroline
Triple Jump Senior Girls Haridas, Rinila
Shot Put Senior Girls Asiamah, Brianna
Shot Put Senior Girls Calle, Arlety
Discus Senior Girls Asiamah, Brianna
1500m Steeplechase Open Girls Macaskill, Olivia
1500m Midget Boys Pensom, Owen
3000m Midget Boys Porter, Cameron
100m Junior Boys Adeleye, David
200m Junior Boys Adeleye, David
400m Junior Boys Meredith, Zachary
800m Junior Boys Meredith, Zachary
800m Junior Boys Roy, Jackson
1500m Junior Boys Fast, Joe
1500m Junior Boys Sanger, Adam
3000m Junior Boys Fast, Joe
3000m Junior Boys Sanger, Adam
100m Hurdles Junior Boys Adeleye, David
Long Jump Junior Boys Déry, Maxime
200m Senior Boys Johnson, Tyrece
400m Senior Boys Lyness, Quinn
110m Hurdles Senior Boys Jean, Leewinchell
400m Hurdles Senior Boys Lyness, Quinn
Triple Jump Senior Boys Sprague, Kyle
Shot Put Senior Boys Ovington, Brandon
Discus Senior Boys Ovington, Brandon
Javelin Senior Boys Dullo, Wariso
2000m Steeplechase Open Boys Rioux, Jonathan
2000m Steeplechase Open Boys Alie-Lamarche, Andre
2000m Steeplechase Open Boys Pedersen, Nico