A host of outstanding individual and team performances highlighted the Kings-West Hants District track and field competition held May 21-22 at Acadia University in Wolfville.
For the second straight year, the track portion of the district meet was held on the all-weather surface at Acadia’s Raymond Field, with the throwing and jumping events staged nearby.
Meet director Dave Morton of NKEC called the event “a great success.”
“The rain held off, and while we had a few glitches, we were able to deal with them,” Morton said.
Winning junior girls
In junior girls, Hannah Fuller of Evangeline Middle School won the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 metres, and Maddy Ross of Coldbrook finished with the most top-three finishes, placing second in 100, 1,500 and 3,000 metres and hurdles and third in high jump.
Mae Batherson of King’s-Edgehill won the hurdles and was third in 200 and 800 metres. Emma Clarke, also representing KES, won the 200 metres; Marnie Hill of EMS won the 100 metres; Adrie Cameron of Berwick won the triple jump; and Hannah Benedict of West Hants was the long jump winner.
Ruth Hall of Coldbrook won shot put and javelin, Grace Bird of Hantsport took the discus and was second in shot put, and Natasha Kennedy of Berwick won high jump and was third in triple jump.
Winning junior boys
In junior boys, MacKenzie Beattie of Berwick won the 100, 200 and 400 metres and long jump. Jacob Shaffelburg of EMS had the most top-threes, winning the 1,500 and 3,000 metres, finishing second in 400 metres, and helping EMS to victory in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Tyler Eddy of West Hants also had a strong meet, winning the triple jump and placing second in 100 and 200 metres and long jump.
Scott Anderson Ray of Berwick won the high jump, was second in shot put and third in long jump.
Tristan Connors of West Hants, meanwhile, won the 800 and was third in 1,500. Ben Klein of Coldbrook won the shot put and was third in triple jump.
Alex Carter of Coldbrook won the hurdles, Nicholas Clarke of Central Kings won the pole vault, Edmund Wohlmuth of EMS the discus and Kyle Ernest of Berwick won the javelin.
Intermediate girls winners
In intermediate girls, Gillian Cumby of Horton was the top performer – in fact, the top performer of the meet, in any division – winning the 200 and 400 metres, hurdles and triple jump and helping Horton to first place finishes in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Teammate Emily MacArthur swept the distance races, winning the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 metres as well as running the 4x400.
Jenna Breckon of West Kings won discus and high jump. Svea Neuhorst of West Kings won long jump and was second in hurdles.
Megan Dorey of West Hants won the 100 metres and was second in 200 metres, while Amy McDade, also of West Hants, won shot put.
Meghan Nicholson of Northeast Kings Education Centre won the javelin and was second in shot put.
Taylor Kehoe of Horton was second in 100 and 400 metres and third in 200, and was also part of the 4x100 relay team. Meaghan Vaughan of NKEC was second in 1,500 and third in 3,000 metres.
Intermediate boys winners
In intermediate boys, Coleman Hooper of Horton swept the distance races, winning the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 metres.
Geoff Mullen of Central Kings won the 200 metres, was second in 800 and picked up another first in the 4x400 relay.
Owen Lee of Horton won the 100 metres and the hurdles, and the Horton boys also won the 4x100 relay. Brad Stewart, also representing Horton, won the high jump and triple jump and placed third in long jump.
Isaac Hazel of West Hants won the long jump and was second in high jump and triple jump. Isaac Melanson of Horton won the shot put and was second in javelin. Hayden Sarsfield of CK won the pole vault, while Ryan Hebb of West Hants was the 100 m winner, Nathan McCarthy of CK won the discus and Kristof Mercier of Ecole Rose des Vents won the javelin.
Senior girls results
In senior girls, Courtney Garland of Horton won the 100 metres and long jump, was second in 200 metres and helped Horton sweep the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Horton’s Jessica Shaffelburg won the 800 and 1,500 metres, placed third in 400 m and joined Emily Merks, Garland and Lauren Jodrey in winning the 4x400 relay. Horton’s winning 4c100 team included Micaela Murphy, Hiruka Kashiwai, Garland and Jodrey.
Nicole Abriel of West Kings won the 200 and 400 metres.
Beth Lawrence of KES won the triple jump, then placed second in 400 and 800 metres and helped KES to second in the 4x400.
Jenna Seaboyer of KES won shot put and discus, while classmate Miranda Walsh won the hurdles. Carlena Eye of Horton won the 3,000 metres, Shana Pollentier of West Kings won javelin and was second in discus, and Hillary Dort of CK won pole vault.
Senior boys results
In senior boys, Alex Rawding of West Kings swept the throwing events, winning the shot put, discus and javelin.
Anthony Sabourin-Caron of Rose des Vents won the 100 and 200 metres and helped his school’s team to second in the 4x100 relay.
Tim Longley of NKEC won the 400 and 800 metres. Teammate Owen Hebb also had an outstanding meet, winning the hurdles, long jump and triple jump and finishing second in 100 metres and high jump.
Bryden Dunphy of Horton won the 1,500 metres and was second in 800 metres. Teammate Ryan Fuller won the 3,000 metres.
Connor Gough of CK was second in 1,500 and 3,000 metres and teamed up with Tim Hunt, Riley Bowker and Josh Eisses to finish first in 4x400 relay. Central Kings also won the 4x100, with Gough, Hunt, Eisses and Drew Beattie doing the running.
Central Kings swept the pole vault, with Ben Best placing first, Jacob Shepherd second and Jordan Rockwell third. For good measure, Lukas Kane of CK was fourth, Jordan Seyforth fifth and Matt Priestnall sixth.
John Hodder of NKEC won the high jump and was third in both long jump and triple jump. Eli Hughes of NKEC was second in 200 metres and third in 100. Anthony Jacques of Rose des Vents was second in high jump and long jump, and Brock O’Brien of Horton was second in shot put.
The top finishers at the district level move on to the Western Region championships May 30-31, also at Acadia.
Visit KingsCountyNews.ca or see the May 29 edition of the Kings County Register to read about some of the records broken at this meet.