Pictou Advocate sports

MacDonald sets track records


STELLARTON — It has been a remarkable winter for Cara MacDonald.

The Pictou County Athletics member was among those who won events last weekend at the Atlantic Indoor Championships in Moncton, N.B., where she was first in her 800-metre run, second in Under-16 girls’ shot put and third in 60-metre hurdles.

MacDonald was among 30 PCA members at the Moncton meet and she helped the club to repeat as the Atlantic Indoor Club Champions.

She edged teammate Kristen Ross by eight one-hundredths of a second in her run.

MacDonald’s exploits follow two Bantam Division records she set at separate indoor meets.

She broke the 800-metre record with a time of 2:27.63 on January 20 in Halifax and on February 10 broke the indoor 600-metre bantam record by more than five seconds with a time of 1:43.65.

Among other results, Lauren MacLeod won both the 60-metre sprint and 200- metre race in the girls 16 and 17 age category.

Cale Bonvie won the high jump and 300-metre race and was second in the triple jump in the boys 14 and 15 age category, while Keighan DeCoff won both the girls 14 and 15 shot put and weight throw.

Parker Swain won the boys 16 and 17 shot put and was second in the weight throw, while Matt MacLeod won the shot put and weight throw in the 14 and 15 category.

Raymond Simpson won the 800-metre race in the 18 and 19 Division, while Jordyn Ferguson finished second in the 300-metre distance and Danielle MacKay finished second in both the 800-metre and 1,500-metre races.

Ross and teammate Eilidh Cameron tied for second in the U-16 girl’s high jump. Ross also had a second place finish in the 60-metre U-16 hurdles.

John Luc Taylor placed third in the U-18 boys’ 200-metre sprint, while Duncan Cameron finished second in the U-18 boys 800-metre run and won the U-18 boys long jump.

Ethan MacDonald won the U-18 boys high jump, while Hunter Francis was second in the U-20 men’s 800-metre race.