Gold, silver and bronze wins at OFSAA
Renfrew County high school athletes excelled in track and field at the provincial competition held in early June in Belleville.
During the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, Austin Ingram, from Valour High School, won a gold medal in the visually impaired 100-metre dash setting a new provincial record of 11.99 seconds. The runner also finished in fourth place in the 800-metre run. This season, Ingram has now medalled at county, regional and provincial track and field.
Eve Denault, from Fellowes High School, captured silver in the junior girls shot put and bronze in the discus throw. Ecole L'Equinoxe's Ethan Fitch finished in fourth place in the midget boys high jump. In other top 10 finishes, Valour's Mac Douglas claimed fifth place in the junior boys javelin throw, while Valour's Tana Doughty captured sixth place in the junior girls javelin throw. Bishop Smith's Brayden Schimmens finished fifth in the midget boys discus with a personal best throw of 42.4 metres.
Eily Ruiliuk-Dunn, from Mackenzie Community School, finished in sixth place in the senior girls 800-metre run. Fellowes' Tyler Hartwick took seventh place in the junior boys discus throw. Jonathan Stoppa, from Madawaska Valley District High School, came in 10th place in the senior boys 3,000-metre run and 14th place in the 1,500-metre run.
In other OFSAA results, Fellowes' Abby Martin placed 12th in the 100-metre intellectual dash. L'Equinoxe's Sophie Levasseur finished in 15th place in the midget girls 3,000-metre run, while Valour's Ethan Bullivant claimed 15th place in the senior boys discus throw.
Valour's Sophie Warren came in 19th place in the senior girls 1,500-metre run, while Valour's Dante Hoffman finished in 19th place in the junior boys 400-metre run. Valour's Nick Bauernschmitt took 22nd place in the senior boys 100-metre.
Valoour's senior boys squad, made up of Nick Bauernschmitt, Dante Hoffman, Ben Lee and Andrew Bryanton, took 13th place in the 4x400-metre relay. Valour's midget boys team, consisting of Austin Ingram, Cole Gauthier, Caleb Poirier and Jack Robinson, finished in 19th place in 4x100-metre relay.