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Monday, July 22, 2013

Double Gold For Tichbourne

Toronto | by Bayshore News Staff  

Kara Tichbourne won the 1500 and 800 metre races at Provincial Championships.

Two members of the Meaford Coyotes Track Club attended the Minor Track and Field Provincial Championships on Saturday, July 20 in Toronto.

Kara Tichbourne, #665, competed in the Mite [7-8 year old] age group and Julia Tichbourne, #664, competed in the Tyke [9-10 year old] age group. Both raced the 1500m and 800m events.

Kara started the morning on the right foot as she knocked 11 seconds off her 1500m personal best and set a new Ontario record in the Mites category with a time of 5:58.73 minutes.

Sister Julia continued with a 1500m personal best performance of her own as she placed 3rd in the Tyke division with a time of 6:28.22. Julia improved her time by 7 seconds.

Later in the day both competed in the 800m event.

Kara collected her second gold medal of the day as she placed 1st with a time of 2:57.15 in the Mite Girls event.

Julia followed with a 4th place finish of 3:06.42 in the Tyke Girls event.

Both girls just missed their personal best times set a few weeks earlier.

The Coyotes begin their Fall training season on Saturday, July 27th. For more information about the team, check our website at

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