Gold: 5 Silver: 7 Bronze: 10 Total Medals: 22 OFSAA Qualifiers: 26
Sam Morrow's season ended after West Regionals last year. Having never done club track before, former member and now teacher/coach at MTS, Jen Barbon, introduced him to one of our throws coaches, Sylvia Kontra. That laid down the groundwork for his rise this year. In an event he didn't even do last year, he threw a 4m personal best in Discus to finish 4th and book his ticket to OFSAA. He also took bronze in Shot Put with a 15.03m, a huge improvement from last year, having not made the Top 8. One of many stories at an exciting OFSAA West Regionals this year. Good luck to those that have moved on to OFSAA, starting on Thursday in Guelph. To those not moving on, continue training hard and make it happen next year. Use Sam as your motivation!
Owen McDonald, Matt Veroude and Chris Caruso celebrating after senior boys pole vault. Photo cred: Karen McDonald
Midget Girls Jadyn Luna (Medway) 7th 80mh, 11th 300mh, 7th 200m Daniela Beckett (Mother Teresa) 5th 80mh, 3rd Pole Vault Lisa Caruso (Oakridge) 4 th Pole Vault, 2nd Long Jump Maya Tesseyman (Saunders) 14 th Shot Put Amber Judge (MDHS) - 1st TJ, 2nd PV, 6 th LJ Brianna Rand (Dorchester) - 1st 300mH, 13th TJ
Boys Connor Maclean (MDHS) – 4 th 100mH, 1 st 300mH
Junior Girls Adebola Idowu (Bessette) 9th 100m Faith Rose (CCH) 10th 200m, 6th 100m Brooke Lawlor (Oakridge) 15th 1500m Helene Bouffard (Saunders) 3 rd PV Victoria Lamb (STA) 5th 3000m, 5th 2000mSC Ashley Dunn (STA) 11 th 300mH
Rachel Johnson (STA) 12 th TJ Tyler Larson (Banting) 11th SP, 4th DT Liv Sands (Oakridge) 3rd SP Amy Schmit (Medway) 8th DT, 3 rd JT
Boys Ryan Abey (STA) 13 th 100m, 12 th 200m Nolan Silvester (Oakridge) 12th 800m Ian Young (Oakridge) 8th 3000m Zach Haygarth (Oakridge) 15th 1500m Jacob Austin (CCH) 7 th 100mH Logan Gensens (Medway) 2nd TJ, 7 th PV, 14th LJ Will Graham (Medway) 12th TJ, 8th LJ Sam Morrow (MTS) 3rd SP, 4th DT
Throwback to WOSSA with happy coach Frank Erle and horizontal jumps star, Chloe Knox. She's been double-gold for LJ/TJ all year and did it again at Regionals.
Senior Girls Sabrena Small (Laurier) 5 th 100m, 3 rd 200m Rachel Okeke (CCH) 13th 100m Melanie McColl (MTS) 9th 100m Clarissa Sladek (Medway) 6 th 1500m, 4 th 3000m Emma Young (Oakridge) 7 th 3000m Tori Bouck (Banting) 2nd 3000m Emma Hendriksen (Holy Cross) 6th HJ, 6th 100mH, 6th LJ Monica Grigore (Oakridge) 3rd PV Megan Langhorn (Oakridge) 4th PV Lauren Hurrell (Bessette) 2nd PV Sarah Chevers (STA) 8th PV Chloe Knox (Lucas) 1st LJ, 1st TJ Holly Knox (Lucas) 15th LJ, 14th TJ Miranda Cox (Lucas) 5th TJ Lily Spoozak (CCH) 12th SP, 6th DT Makayla Roy (Stratford NW) 2nd JT, 9th SP, 12th DT Lucy Tesseyman (Banting) 11th DT
Tommy Hong with an easy clearance in senior boys pole vault. Photo cred: Karen McDonald
Boys Chris Caruso (Oakridge) 4th PV Eric Hill (STA) 5 th 800m
Kyle Koyanagi (Laurier) 3 rd 800m, 4 th 1500m Tyrone Traher (South) 8th 800m, 8 th 1500m Owen Leatherdale (Laurier) 14th 800m Eric Klassen (Banting) 4th 3000m, 5th 1500m Aaron Canfield (Huron Park) 7th 1500m, 8th 3000m Matthew Mason (Laurier) 5th 3000m Justin Sanders (STA) 10th 3000m Matt Veroude (Strathroy) 5th PV Owen McDonald (Strathroy) 2nd PV Ethan Cruz (STA) 3rd HJ Tommy Hong (JPII) 7th PV Mika Bosnjak (Oakridge) 9th LJ Christian Panhuis (Banting) 4th SP, 5th DT Ryan Garret (Holy Cross) 7th DT Owen Mueller (STA) 3rd DT, 16th SP