NOSSA track & field 2012
by Randy Pascal
Sprinters Ashley Huard of Hanmer and Brandon Shirk of Lasalle headline a local contingent that will look to ensure at least one medal
winner from the SDSSAA contingent at the OFSAA Track & Field Championships for a third straight year.
Huard, who surprised nearly everyone in chopping almost a half-second off her personal best time in winning bronze in the Senior Girls 100m dash final
one year ago in Sudbury, returns in fine form this year.
Huard captured the NOSSA crown in record-setting time, matching the 12.21 she ran in Sudbury in lowering the SDSSAA standard. Ironically, the Hanmer
senior ran both record times in her preliminary heats, slowing down slightly while winning the finals with ease.
Huard also captured the 200m event, blowing the field away by more than 1.50 seconds with a final clocking of 25.63. Meanwhile Shirk, who finished
10th at OFSSA in the 200m at home, looks to have improved enough for a solid shot at the podium.
Shirk took top spot in Sault Ste Marie last week, cruising through the qualifying heats as top seed in 24.29 before blazing his way to gold in 22.29
seconds. This time is roughly a half second better than either his OFSAA time in 2011 (22.68) or his SDSSAA winning time (22.73), all of which bodes well
as the best in the province gather in Brockville later this week.
Other local winners included Collège Notre-Dame senior Eve Boissonneault, who simply continues to find a way to win, taking both the 800m
(2:26.61) and the 1500m (5:03.98) events.
Brandon Belan of St Benedict (800m - 2:01.23), Katie Wiwchar of Lo-Ellen (400m hurdles - 1:08.92), Sven Trodel of Lockerby (high
jump - 1.79m) and John Kosar of Lo-Ellen (400m hurdles - 1:00.10) were among the remaining local senior champions as the Knights captured the grand
aggregate title for a fourth consecutive year.
Following is a complete list of NOSSA champions representing either SDSSA schools or Manitoulin Secondary and Espanola, both of whom compete with the
SDSSAA crew in various team sports:
100m - Kennedy Lanktree (Manitoulin) - 13.50
1500m - Rachel Leck (Lockerby) - 5:13.83
3000m - Rachel Leck (Lockerby) - 11:24.14
80m hurdles - Hailey Wasilyw (Lo-Ellen) - 13.27
300m hurdles - Rebecca Black (Lo-Ellen) - 51.42
Long Jump - Kennedy Lanktree (Manitoulin) - 4.63m
Triple Jump - Kennedy Lanktree (Manitoulin) - 9.74m
100m - Skylar Savage-Perreault (Notre-Dame) - 12.18
800m - Colton Lafrance (Espanola) - 2:11.98
100m hurdles - Patrick Debassige (Manitoulin) - 16.10
300m hurdles - Pierce Wallingford (Lo-Ellen) - 47.15
Pole Vault - Philip Miller (Lockerby) - 2.70m
Long Jump - Murray Terrance (Espanola) - 5.02m
Triple Jump - Murray Terrance (Espanola) - 11.71m
Shot Put - Mitchell Payette (Manitoulin) - 11.86m
Discus - Alex Berthiaume (Champlain) - 34.80m
300m hurdles - Teagan Moxam (Lockerby) - 48.73
Pole Vault - Keandra Koskiniemi (Notre-Dame) - 2.35m
1500m - Tim Tindall (Lockerby) - 4:41.87
100m hurdles - Talon Farmer (Lo-Ellen) - 15.36
Pole Vault - Cory Huffman (Lo-Ellen) - 3.30m
Triple Jump - Michel Patenaude (Manitoulin) - 11.20m
Javelin - Keegan Moore (Lo-Ellen) - 49.09m
100m - Ashley Huard (Hanmer) - 12.47
200m - Ashley Huard (Hanmer) - 25.63
800m - Eve Boissonneault (Notre-Dame) - 2:26.61
1500m - Eve Boissonneault (Notre-Dame) - 5:03.98
400m hurdles - Katie Wiwchar (Lo-Ellen) - 1:08.92
200m - Brandon Shirk (Lasalle) - 22.29
400m - Brandon Shirk (Lasalle) - 51.56
800m - Brandon Belan (St Benedict) - 2:01.23
400m hurdles - John Kosar (Lo-Ellen) - 1:00.10
High Jump - Sven Trodel (Lockerby) - 1.79m
Pole Vault - John Kosar (Lo-Ellen) - 3.65m
Long Jump - Andrew Argall (Manitoulin) - 6.23m
Shot Put - Erick Lessard (St Benedict) - 12.91m