Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Muskie pair off to OFSAA

A pair of Muskies will be bringing black-and-gold pride to the OFSAA track-and-field championships next week in Mississauga.
Jacob Empey and Jenny Hammond combined for three gold medals at yesterday’s NWOSSAA showdown in Thunder Bay.

Empey took to the air to capture first place in the junior men’s long jump with a mark of 5.47m.
That edged James Thordarson of Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute (5.38m) and Trevor Luby of St. Ignatius in third (5.25m).
Empey then sailed to a second title in the junior men’s triple jump—finally landing after a leap of 11.16m to top Luby (10.99m) and Caleb Kuchta of Ecole secondaire catholique de la Verendrye in Thunder Bay (10.62m).
Hammond, meanwhile, preferred a ground attack—just edging Mia Serratore of ESC La Verendrye to the finish line in the senior women’s 800m.
Her time time of 2:31.06 was a whisper ahead of Serratore (2:31.21).
Later in the day, Hammond earned a fourth-place finish in the senior women’s 1,500m with a clocking of 5:34.28.
Jacqueline Desimone of St. Ignatius was the winner in 5:07.82.
Muskie Arthur Van Ael just missed the top of the podium—claiming second place in the senior men’s 3,000m (10:15.65) behind Kirk Markowski of Dryden (9:59.35).
Fort High’s Chandler Cousineau was fifth (11:23.03).
Van Ael also claimed fourth in the senior men’s 1,500m (4:44.17) behind winner Ryan Pendziwol of Westgate (4:34.21).
Jason Bazylewski powered his way to bronze in the Midget men’s shot put with a toss of 11.68m.
Adam Williams of Geraldton took gold (12.70m).
Bazylewski also finished fourth in the Midget men’s discus with a heave of 25.63m.
Williams again took top honours with a massive throw of 41.08m—beating his nearest competitor by more than 10 metres.
The other Muskie medal came from the senior women’s 4x100m relay team, which dashed to bronze in 58.77 behind the foursome from St. Patrick (Thunder Bay).
Kenna Robertson finished fourth in the senior women’s 400m (1:08.43) while Sarah Angus placed fifth in the junior women’s shot put with a top throw of 6.79m.
Tory Beaudry matched Angus’ achievement with a fifth of her own in the open women’s 1,500m steeplechase event, finishing in a time of 7:33.41.
The Muskies also finished fifth in the open men’s 4x400m relay in 4:09.86.

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