Mackenzie has strong day in county track & field

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On Thursday, May 18, 34 Mackenzie students headed to Bishop Smith for the county track and field meet.

This meet was the very first time the county has hosted the event with electronic timing as in recent years the meet has been held in Ottawa.

It might have been cold to start the day, but the Mustangs soon warmed up, with some impressive performances under blue skies.

With the top four athletes in each event qualifying for EOSSAA, MCS had a strong day with 14 students moving on.

In Novice girls action, Keanna Lim and Addyson Clouthier (above) dominated the 100m event, coming in first and second respectively.

It was a strong first meet for the girls with Keanna also taking third in long jump, and Addy also snagging the third in 80m hurdles.

In more hurdle action, Maud Patterson took fourth in the 100m Senior girls event, and Jacob Causey placed third in the Senior boys 110m distance.

Causey also placed third in the 100m sprint, narrowly edging teammate Derek Wang who placed fourth. Derek was also the winner of the Senior boys long jump event.

Also qualifying at the senior boys level were Peter Facina with a fourth in long jump and a third in high jump, Simon Ward with a third in shot put, and Liam McDonald (right), who qualified in all three of his events, with a second in both 400m hurdles and the 1500m run, and a fourth in the 800m.

Wynn Chapman had a successful day, qualifying in both the junior girls 1500m (with a third) and 800m (with a fourth).

Not to be outdone by her older sibling, Sarah Causey took home first place in the Junior girls long jump, and sisters Jorja and Piper Stephenson dominated the javelin with Jorja winning the senior category and Piper winning the junior, along with a second in shot put.

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