Junior athletes claim crown


The Muskie track-and-field team claimed its first-ever junior title at the NWOSSAA championships that ran Tuesday and Wednesday in Thunder Bay.
Eleven different Muskies also qualified for the all-Ontarios set for June 7-9 in Toronto, the most Fort High has ever sent.
Tori Toriseva won the junior girls’ 300m race while Alacea Yerxa nabbed bronze in the 1,500m.
It was a Muskie podium sweep in high jump, with Grace Petsnick taking gold, Kamyrn Sandelovich grabbing silver, and Katrina Slomke claiming bronze.
Petsnick also won silver in long jump.
Jill Calder finished second in shot put and third in discuss.
On the junior boys’ side, Carson Noga claimed gold in both of the 200m and 400m races, along with silver in the 100m dash.
Noga also helped pace Fort High’s 4x100m relay team to victory for his fourth medal at NWOSSAA.
Ben Olson earned silver in high jump while Aaron Scheibler won gold in shot put.
Sean Huziak and Brady Meeks were second and third in discus, then switched positions in javelin.
In the senior division, Sekina Scheibler set a new NWOSSAA long jump record (6.21m) and was awarded top male athlete after placing first in all three of his events in Thunder Bay.
He also took home gold in shot put and discus.
Ellie Petsnick won bronze in girls’ high jump.
In the Midget girls’ division, Kenna Spuzak took home silver in the 800m race.
Ashlyn Beck nabbed silver in the 1,500m and bronze in the 3,000m steeplechase open class.
As well, the Muskie 4x400m relay team won bronze in the open class.