Area athletes win events at East Regionals track, field
Photo courtesy of Rick Schroeder Valour's Maddy Richards competes in the senior girls 100-metre hurdles at the East Regional championships.
KINGSTON - Valour's Austin Ingram, Fellowes' Eve Denault and Jeanne-Lajoie's Rudy Saal were among the local athletes who won events at the 2018 East Regionals track and field championships held recently at the Invista Centre.
Ingram not only took gold in the boys 100-metre visually impaired dash but captured bronze in the junior boys 200-metre dash. Ingram also quarterbacked the Valour relay team to victory in the junior boys 4x100-metre, a win that was shared with Jack Robinson, Cole Gauthier and Andrew Dawe.
Denault captured gold in the senior girls discus throw with a distance of 37.76 metres and took bronze in the shot put with a distance of 11.16 metres. Saal crossed the finish line in first place in the midget boys 3,000-metre run clocking a time of nine minutes, 33 seconds. Saal also had a silver medal finish in the 1,500-metre run with a time of 4:26.
Valour's Sean Doughty won the midget boys discus throw attaining a distance of 43.87 metres. Brayden Schimmens, from Bishop Smith Catholic High School, claimed first place in the junior boys discus throw with a distance of 46.73 metres. Valour's Nick Bauernschmitt took first in the senior boys 800-metre run with a time of 1:54.
Among the other qualifiers who will advance to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships in Toronto are Laura Yantha, from Madawaska Valley District High School, who had a silver finish in the senior girls 3,000-metre run. Erin Sweeney, from Opeongo High School, took second place in the junior girls shot put. Bailey Stoneham, from Arnprior District High School, captured second in the midget girls pole vault. Stoneham also finished third in the javelin throw.
Hannah Hubert, from Renfrew Collegiate Institute (RCI), took second in the midget girls 300-metre hurdles. There were other top third finishes for local athletes with Jeanne-Lajoie's Samantha Csisztu taking bronze in the midget girls 800-metre run. Sophie Levasseur, from Ecole L'Equinoxe, captured third in the junior girls 3,000-metre and fourth in the 1,500-metre run.
Eirlys Rauliuk-Dunn, from Mackenzie Community School, won bronze in the senior girls 800-metre run and took fourth in the 1,500-metre run. Madawaska Valley's Jonathan Stoppa had a bronze finish in the senior boys 3,000-metre run and claimed fourth place in the 1,500-metre run. Opeongo's Kathleen Barr grabbed bronze in the senior girls high jump.
RCI's Luke Hansen claimed third in both the junior boys long jump and the triple jump. Arnprior's Matt Hebert took third place in both the senioe boys 400-metre dash and the 800-metre run. Valour's senior relay team, made up of Nick Bauernschmitt, Hayden Weisenberg, Charles Osborne and Andrew Bryanton, finished in third in the boys open 4x400-metre relay.
RCI's Malorey Lambert took fourth in the midget girls discus throw. Fellowes' Izak Ford finished fourth in the midget boys long jump. Valour's Ethan Bullivant took fourth in the senior boys discus throw. Valour's Mac Douglas grabbed fourth in the senior boys javelin throw. Fellowes' Denver Krieger-Gruntz claimed fourth in the midget boys javelin throw.