Impressive performance for our athletes at EOSSAA
Photo courtesy of Rick Schroeder Jeanne-Lajoie's Rudy Saal (wearing bib #617) won the midget boys 3,000-metre run and took silver in the 1,500-metre run.
KINGSTON – Renfrew County put in another impressive performance here on May 25 with 65 athletes earning their way to the East Regional track and field championships.
During the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (EOSSAA) track and field finals held at the Invista Centre, the top five finishers in each event qualified for East Regionals, the meet that will determine who advances to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships.
Leading all male competitors, Jeanne-Lajoie's Rudy Saal won the midget boys 3,000-metre run with a time of nine minutes, 49 seconds. Saal also won silver in the 1,500-metre run and finished fourth in the 800-metre run. Jacob Booth, from St. Joseph's Catholic High School, won both the 200-metre wheelchair dash, with a time of 1:55, and the boys 400-metre wheelchair dash in 3:26. Valour's Austin Ingram won the 100-metre visually impaired dash, with a time of 11.91 seconds, and took silver in the junior boys 200-metre dash. Valour's Mac Douglas won the senior boys javelin throw with a distance of 56.50 metres.
Nick Bauernschmitt, from Valour High School, captured gold in the senior boys 800-metre run, with a time of 1:56, and finished third in the 400-metre dash. Brayden Schimmens, from Bishop Smith Catholic High School, claimed gold in the junior boys discus throw with a distance of 45.22 metres. Valour's Sean Doughty won the midget boys discus throw with a distance of 44.56 metres and finished fifth in the 400-metre dash. Ethan Fitch, from Ecole L'Equinoxe, captured gold in the junior boys high jump, attaining a height of 1.85 metres, and fifth in the 400-metre dash.
Here are the other top male finishers: Valour's Nourine Bentoumi took second in the midget boys discus throw, while Jeanne-Lajoie's Guillaume Dostie finished second in the midget boys high jump. Jonathan Stoppa, from Madawaska Valley District High School, finished second in the senior boys 3,000-metre run. Luke Verch, from Opeongo High School, claimed second in the junior boys shot put, while Valour's Colton Moore took third place.
Kurtis Malloch, from Arnprior District High School, finished second in the senior boys 400-metre hurdles and third in the 110-metre hurdles. Denver Krieger-Gruntz, from Fellowes High School, captured second in the midget boys javelin throw, followed by Alexander Vanderploeg, from Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI) in fourth. Vanderploeg also finished fourth in the 300-metre hurdles. Arnprior's Matt Hebert finished second in the senior boys 800-metre and fifth in the 400-metre dash.
Valour's Cole Gauthier took second in the junior boys 100-metre dash, followed by Fellowes' Brian Alorgeby, who came in fifth place. Alorgeby then finished third in 200-metre dash, with Gauthier taking fourth place. Alorgeby also grabbed third in the 400-metre dash. Fellowes' Izak Ford claimed third in the midget boys long jump, while Madawaska Valley's Aiden Cruchet took third in the midget boys triple jump.
Valour's Charles Osborne came in second in the open boys 2,000-metre steeplechase, followed by Jeanne-Lajoie's Adam Saal in fifth. Arnprior's Justin Smith took second in the senior boys discus throw, followed by Fellowes' Tyler Hardwick, in fourth place, and Valour's Ethan Bullivant, in fifth place. Bullivant also grabbed fourth in the shot put. RCI's Luke Hansen finished third in the junior boys triple jump and fourth in the long jump.
Arnprior's Kaylen Proulx came in third in the junior boys high jump. Fellowes' Jacob Dargus finished fourth in the midget boys shot put. Valour's Liam Serviss claimed fourth in the junior boys 800-metre run. Fellowes' Cole Leahy took fifth in the boys 100-metre intellectual disable dash. Equinoxe's Guillaume Pelchat grabbed fifth in the junior boys 3,000-metre run. Valour's Owen Jobe finished fifth in the junior boys javelin throw, while Valour's Andrew Bryanton took fifth in the senior boys 1,500-metre run.