Sault Stryders
Running Club

Eagles Soar Again
Reported May 19, 2005 by
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

It has become a rite of spring and this spring is no different.

The city track and field championship was held Wednesday at the Queen E. Sports Complex and for the 24th year in a row Sir James Dunn claimed the aggregate title.

Conditions were ideal for the hundreds of athletes who converged on the Jo Forman Track for the majority of the events.

The Dunn won the girls team title for the 26th consecutive year and the boys team crown for the 9th straight time.

In the Girls', the Eagles almost doubled the point total of St. Mary's. Korah wound up third. In boys SJD was over 200 points ahead of St. Mary's and Korah.

Individually, the top SJD performance came from James Campbell in Senior Boys as he claimed the high-point title ahead of teammate Ian Flaxey. Campbell won the 800, 15-hundred and 3-thousand metre races. Flaxey took the 110 metre hurdles and finished second in the 100metres and long jump.

Alonzo Clark of White Pines and Korah's Jordan Morin each won two events. Clark, the 100 and 200 sprints and Morin, the 400 hurdles and long jump.

In Junior Boys, Reg Peer of the Dunn and Mike Wiemer of White Pines tied for the title. Peer won the 800 and 15-hundred while Wiemer had gold in the 400.

Tying for the Midget crown were Korah's Mackenzie Cook and SJD's Dominik Graf. Cook took the 100, long jump and triple jump while Graf claimed gold in the 800, 15-hundred and 3-thousand.

On the girls side, Holly Maskell of White Pines took the Senior point title with win in the discus, shot put and javelin. Korah's Jaclyn Cummings, 400 and 400 hurdles, and SJD's Kristen Johnson, 800 and 15-hundred, were double gold medalists.

In Junior Kaitlyn Train of Korah won all three of her events to take the high point crown. Train beat the competition in the 300 hurdles, 400 and high jump. Double gold winners were, Tiffany Senko, in the 200 metres and long jump and Kira Favaro in the shot put and discus. They're from St. Mary's. The Dunn's Sierra Rutland won the 800 and 15-hundred races.

Top Midget age performer was Stevie Reville of St. Mary's. She won the 400, 800 and high jump. Double gold winners were Taylor Corelli and Holly Dailey of the Dunn and Lauren Wozny from St. Basil.

Corelli took the 15-hundred and 3-thousand. Dailey won the 100 and long jump. Wozny topped the field in discus and shot put.

The above mentioned and other top performers will participate in the NOSSA Track and Field Championships which will be held at the Jo Forman Track next Thursday and Friday.