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Pictou County athletes successful at provincials

Mattea Miller-Evans of North Nova Education Centre competes in the intermediate girls’ high jump at the 2019 NSSAF Track and Field Championships in Wolfville on May 31.
Mattea Miller-Evans of North Nova Education Centre competes in the intermediate girls’ high jump at the 2019 NSSAF Track and Field Championships in Wolfville on May 31. - Ryan Taplin

WOLFVILLE, N.S.

Soemtimes, even one out of three ain’t bad.

Cara MacDonald, the dominant sprinter in her age category from New Glasgow Academy, wanted to break the provincial Intermediate record in all three events she entered at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial championships this past weekend.

She did smash the 400-meter record with a time of 58.99 (shew owned the old record, too), and was less than a half-second second short of breaking the Intermediate record in both the 200 and the 800-metre events.

“I wanted to break all three of the records,” said MacDonald. “I just got the 400, but I was still happy with that.”

She said the NSSAF competition is her favourite track and field meet of the year.

“I look forward to it that most, it’s with all my friends from school and the other schools.”

Jenna Reid of Pictou Academy was also a triple medalist; she won a bronze in the discus, a silver in the shot put, and capped it with a gold medal performance in the javelin.

“I had three personal bests in all my events, so it was a really good weekend,” said Reid, who this fall will attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., where she’ll compete with the school’s track and field team.

“I wanted to throw my personal bests and that’s what happened, so I couldn’t ask for much more.”

Reid threw for 40.01 metres in the javelin, getting over the 40-meter mark for the first time.

“It was a high accomplishment. I’ve been trying to hit the 40 now for quite a while, so it was a success overall.”

Thrower Keighan DeCoff, of NNEC, won gold medals in the Intermediate shot put as well as the discus.

Jenna Reid of Pictou Academy won a gold, a silver and a bronze at NSSAF provincials.
Jenna Reid of Pictou Academy won a gold, a silver and a bronze at NSSAF provincials.

 

Following are the Top 7 results from Pictou County athletes at NSSAF track and field provincials held May 31-June 1.

Girls 200 Meter Dash (Junior)

1. Cara MacDonald (NGA): 26.77

Girls 400 Meter Dash (Junior):

1.Cara MacDonald (NGA): 58.99

Girls 800 Meter Run (Junior)

1. Cara MacDonald (NGA): 2:20.30

Girls 800 Meter Run (Intermediate)

  1. Kristen Ross (NRHS): 2:21.50)

Girls 1500 Meter Run (Intermediate)

3. Kristen Ross (NRHS): 4:51.82

Girls 3000 Meter Run (Intermediate)

3. Eilidh Cameron (NRHS): 11:23.38

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay (Intermediate)

3. NNEC: 4:28.51

Girls Discus Throw 1kg (Intermediate)

1. Keighan DeCoff (NNEC): 34.93

5. Jordyn Ferguson (NRHS): 25.79

Girls Shot Put (Intermediate)
Keighan DeCoff (NNEC): 11.82m

Girls Javelin Throw 500g (Intermediate)

2. Jordryn Ferguson (NRHS): 32.23.m

Girls 3000 Meter Run (Senior)

2. Allie Sandluck (NNEC): 10:33.86

Girls Javelin Throw 600g (Senior)

1. Jenna Reid (Pictou Academy): 40.01m

4. Gabby Smith (NRHS): 30.96m

7. Emma MacPhail-Macke (Pictou Academy): 27.98m

Girls Shot Put 4kg (Senior)

2. Jenna Reid (Pictou Academy): 10.06m

Girls Discus Throw 1kg (Senior)

3. Jenna Reid (Pictou Academy): 29.33m

Girls Junior Team Rankings (15 Events Scored)

5. NGA (44 pts.)

Cara MacDonald of New Glasgow was a triple gold-medalist at the recent Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation track and field provincials.
Cara MacDonald of New Glasgow was a triple gold-medalist at the recent Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation track and field provincials.

 

Boys 100 Meter Dash (Junior)

6. Torin Kinney (NGA): 13.04

Boys 800 Meter Run (Junior)

7. Conrad Robertson (NGA): 2:25.62

Boys 1500 Meter Run (Junior)

7. Conrad Robertson (NGA): 4:53.01

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay (Junior)

1. NGA: 51.78

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay (Junior)

4. NGA: 4:11.19

Boys 3000 Meter Run (Junior)

6. Conrad Robertson (NGA): 10:36.48

Boys High Jump Start 125cm (Junior)

4. Torin Kinney (NGA): 1.58m

Boys Long Jump (Junior)

6. Torin Kinney (NGA): 4.97m

Boys 1500 Meter Run (Intermediate)

5. Luke MacDonald (Pictou Academy): 4:26.49

Boys High Jump Start 140cm (Intermediate)

2. Raine DeCoste (NRHS): 1.73m

Boys 3000 Meter Run (Intermediate)

3. Luke MacDonald (Pictou Academy): 9:39.14

7. Cole MacDougall (NRHS): 10:17.29

Boys High Jump Start 140cm (Intermediate)

2. Alec Bates (NNEC): 1.65m

5. Cale Bonvie (NRHS): 1.65m

Boys 100 Meter (Dash Senior)

3. John Luke Taylor (NRHS): 11.45

Boys 200 Meter Dash (Senior)

6. John Luke Taylor (NRHS): 23.26

Boys Triple Jump (Senior)

7. Luc Claveau-Corbin: 12.35m

Boys 1500 Meter Run (Senior)

6. Ethan MacDonald (NNEC): 4:23.91

Boys 3000 Meter Run (Senior)

5. Ethan MacDonald (NNEC): 9:48.85

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay (Senior)

2. NRHS: 3:37.06

Boys High Jump Start 140cm Senior

3. Brett Claveau-Corbin (NRHS): 1.85m

Boys Junior - Team Rankings (15 Events Scored)

2. NGA: 63 pts.

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