Scheibler leads Muskie assault


A fantastic season for Muskie track-and-field athlete Sekina Scheibler is about to get even better.
The ninth-grader qualified for three events in the Midget boys’ division at the upcoming OFSAA meet June 4-6 in Toronto following his performance at the NWOSSAA championships in Thunder Bay.
Scheibler will be joined by Mitchell Argue (senior boys), Jason Bazylewski (junior boys), and team captain Jenny Hammond (senior girls)—doubling the number of Muskies who made it to the provincial stage last year.
Scheibler won gold in the discus throw (33.37m) and long jump (5.44m), and was second in the shot put (12.60m).
As an event winner, Schiebler qualified for the provincials automatically.
But his runner-up distance in the shot put also was better than the second-place finishers from the Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie regions.
Argue, meanwhile, captured double gold with wins in the 100m (12.05) and 400m (53.96).
Bazylewski’s silver-medal mark of 33.50m in the discus was good enough to advance to OFSAA.
He added another second in the shot put (12.10m) that wasn’t quite long enough to qualify.
And Hammond sprinted to a second-place finish in the 400m (1:04.63) that was enough to make OFSAA.
She also came second in the 200m (28.66) and 800m (2:37.26), the event in which she competed at OFSAA last year.
Jacob Empey, the other Muskie to advance to OFSAA last June, nabbed a silver in the senior boys’ triple jump (11.44m).
But that distance was not enough to earn him a return trip to the all-Ontarios.
Muskie Arthur Van Ael collected two bronze medals in the open boys’ 2,000m steeplechase (7:25.69) and the senior boys’ 3,000m (10:20.32).
Mackenzie Flamand took bronze in the Midget boys’ discus (26.95m).
Two Muskie relay teams also had third-place finishes.
The quartet of Meagan Argue, Ashytn Dokuchie, Cassandra Moffitt, and Kenna Robertson made the podium in the girls’ 4x100m (56.49).
Argue, Hammond, and Robertson then teamed up with Nadia Webb to do the same in the girls’ 4x400m (4:32.85).
As a team, the Muskies finished seventh out of 14 schools with 263 points.