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Sault track and field competitors show well at annual NOSSA meet
Reported May 29, 2009 by Peter Ruicci for The Sault Star
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

While Day 2 results were unavailable at press time Friday, Sault Ste. Marie athletes celebrated 10 gold medals from Thursday's action at the Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (NOSSA) track-and-field championships in North Bay.

Kaitlin Morin and Tessa Kasch, both of St. Mary's College, were winners in the Senior Girls Division.

Morin grabbed top spot in the 400-metre race while Kasch won the 1,500m.

St. Basil's Annie Reader topped the field to win the open, 1,500m steeplechase. Kasch, the defending NOSSA champion, placed third. Reader was also second in the midget girls 1,500m.

SJD's Hilary Rock was second in the senior high jump while the Dunn's Alexis Shames placed third in the 400m and Korah's Sophie Kargl was third in the 1,500m.

The Knights Richard MacLennan won the senior boys 400m while Sean Plumley of White Pines placed third. Mike Paluzzi of St. Mary's wound up second in the 110m hurdles while teammate Devon Cavanagh was third in the 1,500m. Colton King of Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) was third in the high jump.

Liza Ritchie (discus) of White Pines and Lynnea Lobert (1,500m) of SJD were first-place finishers in junior girls.

Tianna Deluzio of St. Basil was third in the discus while Rachel Brain of White Pines and St. Basil's Kristine Dovigi were second and third, respectively, in the 400m.

Kayleigh Rathwell of White Pines and the Dunn's Genna Patterson tied for second place in the triple jump.

Colin Booth (100m hurdles) and Bradley Walsh (triple jump) of SJD grabbed second-place showings in junior boys. Thirds were recorded by Korah's Jack Carlyle (1,500m) and the Dunn's Matthew Fitton (400m).

The Knights Jenna Gallagher (long jump) and Anna-Lee Policicchio (shot put) grabbed firsts among midget girls. Rachel MacLennan of St. Mary's was second to Gallagher while Korah's Rachel Ivey placed second to Policicchio.

Bawating's Barak Bordin (100m hurdles) and St. Basil's Marc Rouleau (shot put) grabbed NOSSA crowns in midget boys competition. The Dunn's Robert Gioventu was second to Rouleau while Dylan Hebert of St. Mary's placed second in the long jump. Coty Thomas of CASS grabbed thirds in both the 400m and the long jump while the Knights Tim Berkenbosch was third in the 100m hurdles.