Horton High School topped the medal standings at the 2014 Acadia Relays track and field meet.
Horton athletes ended up with eight medals, King’s-Edgehill five, NKEC four (all of which were gold), Central Kings three, Middleton and Park View each with two and Bridgetown one.
In the field events, each school was permitted to enter up to two teams of one boy and one girl, with the scores combined to determine the winner.
In long jump, Katie Russell and Owen Hebb of NKEC placed first with a combined distance of 10.01 metres. Middleton’s Rachael Holland and Cody White were second, and the Horton 2 team of Darcy Fuller and James Charles was third.
In shot put, the Horton 1 team of Graysen Parker and Brock O’Brien were first with a combined distance of 19.03 metres. Michael Jachimowicz and Erica Kelly of King’s-Edgehill were second, and Derrick Smith and Alaina Britney of Middleton third.
In the 2x1,600 m co-ed relay, Tim Longley and Meaghan Vaughn of NKEC were first in a time of 10:33.96, breaking the event record of 11:04.30 set last year by Horton.
Horton 1 (Jessica Shaffelburg and Bryden Dunphy) came second, also breaking the old record. Horton 2 (Emily Merks and Ryan Fuller) placed third.
In the girls’ 4x100 relay, the Horton 1 team of Courtney Garland, Lauren Jodrey, Micaela Murphy and Gillian Cumby were first with a time of 53:24.
Park View (Jamie Mulrooney, Brooke Hynes, Allison Chandler and Lindsay Lohnes) came second and King’s-Edgehill (Brooke Belliveau, Jenna MacInnis, Sarah Hickman and Abigail Shearer) third.
In the boys’ 4x100 relay, the NKEC team of Longley, Eli Hughes, Owen Hebb and Nick Lincoln were first with a time of 47.17.
King’s-Edgehill (Neil MacQuarrie, Colin MacQuarrie, Jabes Benedict and Jachimowicz) came second, and Central Kings 1 (Josh Eisses, Tim Hunt, Geoff Mullen and Neil Robertson) third.
In the girls’ 4x400 relay, the Horton 1 team of Garland, Jodrey, Merks and Shaffelburg finished first with a time of 4:21.96.
King’s-Edgehill (Lawrence, Kelly, Sarah Hickman and Shearer) were second, and Bridgetown (Meghan Taylor, Haleigh Saunders, Emily Lycett and Heather Campbell) third.
In the boys’ 4x400 relay, the NKEC team of Longley, Hughes, Hebb and Lincoln placed first with a time of 3:48.87.
Central Kings 1 (Noah Shankel, Connor Gough, Hunt and Eisses) were second, and Horton 1 (Colin Hassell, Mike Ogilvie, Nick Sangster and Dunphy) third.
In the 4x200 co-ed relay, the King’s-Edgehill team of Neil MacQuarrie, Benedict, Lawrence and Belliveau placed first with a time of 1:48.52.
Horton 2 (Abbey Dunn, Coleman Hooper, James Charles and Taylor Kehoe) were second and Central Kings 1(Josh Foster, Jacob Fardy, Rachael Meister and Alicia Smith) placed third.
In the 100-metre races for Special Olympics competitors, Chelsea MacMurtery won the female race, with Caleigh Fraser second and Kelsey Heudes third. Tyler Carter won the male race, with Conar Clory second and Davidee Campbell third.
Dr. Rene Murphy, one of the event organizers, described this year’s meet as “a fun event. The weather was perfect and the athletes had a wonderful opportunity to compete at Acadia’s facilities.”