County team wins Atlantic track honours

MONCTON, N.B. — Pictou County Athletics have captured another team award at the Subway Atlantic track and field championships. Members of PCA combined to register 693.5 points during the events on Saturday and Sunday. Keighan DeCoff won the women’s Under-18 shot put and discus events. Cara MacDonald won the Under 16 girls’ 300-metre race. She...

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Nine locals on Legion track and field team

STELLARTON — Nine local athletes are among those who will represent the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command track and field team at the National Legion championships. The list includes Eilidh Cameron, Keighan DeCoff, Cara MacDonald, Matthew MacLeod, Mattea Miller-Evans, John Luke Taylor, Allie Sandluck and Gabrielle Smith. Alex Bates was added to the list...

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MacDonald earns three gold medals,sets record

NEW GLASGOW — Cara MacDonald risen risen to new heights in track and field. The New Glasgow Academy runner won three gold medals in her 200-metre, 400-metre and 800-metre races at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s provincial track and field championships that took place last Friday and Saturday in Wolfville. “It was great to...

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MacDonald, Kinney lead NGA

STELLARTON — Cara MacDonald is continuing to set records. The New Glasgow Academy runner set a new record in the 400-metre junior girls division with a time of one minute point four seconds last Friday on the first of two days of events at the Northumberland Regional high school track and field meet at the...

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MacDonald sets five N.S. track records

STELLARTON — It was quite a year in 2018 for Cara MacDonald. Now, after all the accolades and track and field records, she’s looking ahead to what more she can do. MacDonald, a middle-distance runner for Pictou County Athletics, broke five Athletics Nova Scotia bantam-age records in 2018 and was named the ANS bantam female...

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Four County athletes on Legion team

STELLARTON — Local athletes are looking forward to their participation while representing the 38-member Team Nova Scotia-Nunavut for the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Under-16 and Under-18 Track and Field Championships scheduled for August 10 to 12 in Brandon, Man. Jenna Reid of Pictou is entered in the 500-gram javelin and three-kilogram hammer throw, while Keaghan...

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Athletes set track and field pace

STELLARTON — Pictou County athletes won their share of events last week during the Northumberland Regional track and field championships at the Pioneer track and field complex. Cara MacDonald from New Glasgow Academy was first in the junior girls 400-metre and 800-metre races. MacDonald was third in the hurdles and long jump and helped NGA...

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Large field for Joe Earle road races

TRENTON — More than 300 registered runners were greeted by nearly ideal weather conditions and the usual strong volunteer support by organizers at the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races on Monday in Trenton. Race director Vernon Earle said he was pleased with the number of runners. “Everything went great,” he said. “It was a beautiful...

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Locals shine at district track meet

STELLARTON – Emerging and established local track and field athletes showed their prowess this week during the district high school track and field meet at the Pioneer complex. Matt MacLeod of Thorburn Consolidated won three junior high boys field events: shot put, discus and javelin during the meet that took place on Monday and Tuesday....

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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...

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