Track & Field
On Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th, the OFSAA Central Regional Track and Field Championships were held in Oshawa with a trio from Collingwood trio competing.
Hailey Abbott started things off on a positive note in the Midget Girls 1500m. She headed out with the front pack and held in contact until the last 300m. Hailey cross the line in 3rd spot with a personal best time of 4:51.80. Leah Ray was a bit off the pace as she finished in 12th spot with a personal best time of 5:22.20.
In the Midget Girls 300m hurdles, Leah Ray was more in her element and hung on to take 4th spot in another personal best time of 48.94.
The Midget Girls 400m had Madi Calder competing. Madi ran a personal best time of 1:01.14 to take 4th in a very close race. She also competed in the 800m event. She went out with the front pack and snagged a 4th place finish in a season-best time of 2:23.58 to advance to OFSAA again.
Abbott finished things off with her Midget Girls 3000m race. She took the lead and never gave it up, crossing the line in 10:48.88 in her 2nd personal best time of the meet.
On Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st, the OFSAA West Regionals were held in Cambridge. Grade 10 Durham student, Ethan Pentland put all is energy into the Junior Boys 800m. It was a fast first lap and a wild sprint to the finish, with the top 5 guys all within 2 seconds of each other. Pentland out-sprinted the 5th place competitor to the line by 0.04 seconds to grab 4th spot and also advanced to OFSAA.
The OFSAA high school provincial track and field championships will be held at Guelph University from Thursday, June 6th to Saturday, June 8th.