Pictou Advocate sports

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 to second place in the 4×400-metre relay.

Jocelyn Ferguson from Dr. W.A. MacLeod Consolidated was second in discus and javelin.

In intermediate girls’ events, Keighan DeCoff of North Nova Education Centre won her shot put and discus events, while Taylor Long was second in her 800-metre race.

Kristen Ross of Northumberland Regional High was second at 800 metres and third at 1,500 metres. Eilidh Cameron of West Pictou was third at 3,000 metres.

In the senior division, Emilee Feltmate of Northumberland won in hurdles, while Breanna Sandluck of North Nova was second in her 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races.

North Nova was second in both the 4×100-metre and 4×400-metre relays.

Heath Miller of North Nova was first in javelin, while Jenna Reid of Pictou Academy placed second in discus.

Emily Horton won her 200-metre and 800-metre races and shot put in the girls’ para-athletic division.

In junior boys, Matt MacLeod from Thorburn Consolidated won his shot put and javelin events and was second in discus. Liam Berthiaume of MacLeod was second in hurdles.

John Luke Taylor from Northumberland won both the 100-metre and 200-metre finals, while Ethan MacDonald of North Nova won the 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races and Parker Swain of Northumberland won his shot put and discus events.

Francois Nernot of Northumberland was third at 800 metres.

Eric Hughes of Northumberland won the 100-metre and 200-metre spring finals and in hurdles, while Alex Moore of North Nova was second at 200 metres and 400 metres.

Raymond Simpson of North Nova won at 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres and was third at 800 metres.

Northumberland was second and North Nova was third in the 4×100-metre relay and North Nova was second and Northumberland third in the 4×400-metre relay.

Brett Corbin of Northumberland was first in high jump and triple jump and second in long jump.

Jake Temple of Pictou Academy won the javelin event.

In special junior events, James Tulloch of NGA was second in the 100-metre dash and long jump.

The top four in each discipline in junior, intermediate and senior levels will qualify for the provincial championships this weekend in Sydney.