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Heather Beaton, Eilish Macquarrie, Jennifer Meech, and Rachael McIntosh come together after the 4x400m relay final on Friday night at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.
SHERBROOKE, Que. – At the second week of the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke there were seven athletes from Pictou County vying for a medal, with five having competed in week one.
On the track there were five athletes competing in both field and track events.
Allister Mason qualified for the ‘B’ final in the men’s 400m hurdles event, finishing 11th overall with a time of 56.85.
In Meryl MacDougall’s 4x100m event her team qualified for the ‘A’ final, but would finish fifth with a time of 47.95 behind Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Less than two seconds separated Heather Beaton and the Team Nova Scotia 4x400m relay team from a bronze medal in the ‘A’ final on Friday night. Alberta captured gold, while B.C. and Ontario rounded out the podium finishers.
In the field events Robbie Jones, who made the team at the last minute, finished 11th in the men’s javelin event with a throw of 47.05m, while Macayla Cullen finished 12th in the women’s high jump at 1.55m.
On the bikes Greenhill’s Ryan MacDonald represented Pictou County. In the road race on Wednesday he finished 41st, while on Saturday he finished 28th in the criterium.
The final athlete hoping to medal for Team Nova Scotia from Pictou County was Bernadette Little. She was the top Maritime golfer at the event, finishing in a tie for eighth. The Nova Scotia golf team finished fifth, again the highest in the Maritimes.
Overall the province of Nova Scotia broke their medal record of 52 with a final count of 56 at the 2013 games. The 2015 Canada Winter Games are in Prince George, while the next Canada Summer Games will be in 2017 in Winnipeg.