Huskies qualify nine athletes for OFSAA Regionals...
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May 26, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Huskies qualify nine athletes for OFSAA Regionals this weekend

Stratford Gazette

LONDON - Stratford Northwestern Huskies won three medals on Day Two of the WOSSAA track and field championships held here last Friday, May 22, at TD Waterhouse Stadium.

Huskies qualified an additional seven athletes in seven events for the OFSAA West Regionals on Day Two of the WOSSAA competition.

This brought Northwestern’s two-day total to nine athletes qualifying in 10 individual events for the OFSAA Regionals being held this weekend, May 29-30, at the University of Western Ontario.

Huskies’ OFSAA West Regionals qualifiers (top six in each event) from Thursday, May 21 include:

Fourth - Sam Knechtel in Senior boys pole vault, 3.45 metres.

Fifth - Jordyn Riehl in Junior girls pole vault, 2.20 metres.

Sixth - Garrett James in Senior boys javelin, 45.51 metres.

Day two results

Northwestern’s OFSAA Regionals qualifiers from Friday, May 22 include:

Bronze - Emma Kestle, Midget girls 3,000 metres, 12:10.84 minutes (Northwestern record – Previous record – Emma Kestle 12:26.82 minutes in 2015).

Bronze - Tessa Deighton in Junior girls javelin, 26.49 metres.

Bronze - Cody Carde in Senior boys long jump, 6.27 metres.

Fourth - Jordyn Riehl in Junior girls javelin, 26.02 metres.

Fourth - Taylor Broughton in Senior girls discus, 27.88 metres. (Taylor threw 27.88 metres under pressure on her sixth and final throw to jump from seventh place to fourth -- earning a qualifying spot at the OFSAA Regionals).

Fifth - Andrew McGuire in Midget boys 3,000 metres, 10:38.13 minutes.

Fifth - Daniel McRoberts in Junior boys javelin, 45.51m (Daniel threw 45.51 metres under pressure on his sixth and final throw (a five-metre personal best improvement) to jump from seventh place to fifth – earning a qualifying spot for OFSAA Regionals).

Just missing qualifying on opening day were Huskies’ Angela Walmsley, Larissa Baker and Adam Skinner.

Walmsley was seventh in Midget girls long jump, with a leap of 4.45 metres (missed qualifying for OFSAA Regionals by 1 cm.).

Baker was seventh in Junior girls pole vault, 1.85 metres.

Skinner was seventh in Senior boys pole vault, 3.15 metres.

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