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NGA’s Cara MacDonald breaks record at track and field provincials

SYDNEY – Pictou County’s haul at the 2018 Nova Scotia School Athletics Federation track and field was a rich one.

It also included a record-setting performance from New Glasgow’s Academy’s Cara MacDonald, a double-gold medallist who broke the provincial record in the junior girls 400m event.

Her time of 1:00.06 was nearly a quarter-second faster than the 1:00.30 mark set 17 years ago by Liverpool’s Jenna Martin, who go on to compete at the 2012 Olympics.

MacDonald’s brother Ethan also won two medals: gold in the Intermediate 3000m race, and a bronze in the 1500.

In total, 13 gold medals were won by Pictou County athletes. In addition to Cara MacDonald, other double-gold medallists were Keighan DeCoff (shot put, discus) and Emily Horton of West Pictou (800m Para girls, shot put).

How locals did at the 2018 NSSAF track and field provincials, held this past weekend in Sydney (Top 3 finishes only).

Saturday

JUNIOR GIRLS

800m race

1. Cara MacDonald (NGA): 2:26.99

Javelin

3. Jordyn Ferguson (Dr. W.A. MacLeod): 26.08M

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS

Shot Put

1. Keighan DeCoff (NNEC): 10.74m
Javelin

1. Gabby Smith (NRHS): 34.43

SENIOR GIRLS

Javelin

1. Heath Miller (NNEC): 41.15m

3. Jenna Reid (Pictou Academy): 33.27m

PARA GIRLS

800m

1. Emily Horton (West Pictou): 40.31

Shot Put

1. Emily Horton (West Pictou): 4.53m

INTERMEDIATE BOYS

3000m

1. Ethan MacDonald (NNEC): 9:32.76

Discus

2. Parker Swain (NRHS): 41.90m

SENIOR BOYS

200m

2. Eric Hughes (NRHS): 23.37

800m

3. Raymond Simpson (NNEC): 2:04.03

Friday:

JUNIOR GIRLS

400m

1. Cara MacDonald (NGA): 1:00.06

Discus

1. Jordyn Ferguson (Dr. W.A. MacLeod): 26.60m

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS

Discus

1. Keighan DeCoff (NNEC): 30.95

SENIOR GIRLS

Discus

2. Jenna Reid (PA): 28.43

JUNIOR BOYS:

Javelin

1. Matt MacLeod (Thorburn Consolidated): 40.43

INTERMEDIATE BOYS

1500m

3. Ethan MacDonald (NNEC): 4.22:69

Shot Put

1. Parker Swain (NRHS): 14.05

Javelin

3. Parker Swain (NRHS): 44.44m

SENIOR BOYS
100m

2. Ryan MacLennan (NNEC): 11.61

100m Hurdles

1. Eric Hughes (NRHS): 14.67

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