Empey cracks top 20

Staff

Let it never be said that Jacob Empey didn’t give it his best.
The Muskie athlete notched a new personal best in finishing 20th in the senior boys’ long jump at the OFSAA track and field championships Saturday in Windsor.
Empey’s top leap measured at 5.69m—one centimetre better than his gold medal-winning jump at the NWOSSAA championships May 25 in Thunder Bay.
It was the only one of his three jumps that counted as Empey fouled on the other two.
As a result, he did not advance among the top eight to the final three rounds of the event.
Kenny Siharath of the Cameron Heights Golden Gaels (Kitchener) came away with the overall title (7.13m).
On Friday, Empey came in 22nd in the senior boys’ triple jump with a mark of 11.42m—again fouling on his other two attempts and not cracking the top eight.
Siharath proved dominant again—winning his second gold with a distance of 14.19m.