STELLARTON — It was another successful Athletics Nova Scotia provincial championship for Pictou County Athletics.
The club accumulated 2,212.50 points for top team scoring at the event that took place Saturday and Sunday at the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field.
“Overall our athletes performed very well,” head coach Pat Carty said. “We had 79 participating athletes from ages seven to 65. There were many great individual results but most importantly we captured our fifth straight N.S. club title.”
Lauren Quann was among post-secondary student athletes welcomed back to PCA after her first year at university in New England. Quann was the only finisher in 20-34 women’s 100-metre hurdles and the only competitor in women’s high jump and javelin.
In the 150-metre distance, Amelia MacCallum was third in the women’s 12-13 final.
At 200 metres, Cara MacDonald was second in the 18-19 final. MacDonald was first and Taylor Long third in the 14-15 women’s 300-metre dash.
Kristen Ross won the 14-15 women’s 800-metre race, while Nell Cameron was fourth.
Danielle McKay was third in the 16-17 women’s 800-metre race, while Emma Cameron was the only finisher in the distance for those 18 and 19.
Allie Sandluck was third in the 16-17 women’s 1,500-metre race, while Breanna Sandluck was second and Emma Cameron third in the 18-19 women’s 1,500-metre race.
At 3,000 metres, Allie Sandluck was second in the 16-17 women’s race, and Emma Cameron was second in the 18-19 division. Breanna Sandluck was the only 18-19 runner at 5,000 metres.
In relays, PCA was the only finisher in the 12-13 and 16-17 women’s 4×100 and placed first among two teams in the 14-15 division.
PCA was second in the 14-15 women’s 4×400 relay and the only finisher in the 16-17 relay at the distance.
In high jumping, Emma Cameron was third in the 14-15 age group.
Megan Graham won the 20-34 women’s long jump, while Keighan DeCoff was first in 14-15 women’s shot put.
Jenna Reid was second and Jaden MacEachern was third in 16-17 shot put, while Heath Miller was second in 18-19 shot put.
DeCoff was first and Jordyn Ferguson second in 14-15 discus, while Gabrielle Smith was third in 16-17 discus.
Miller was the only entry at 18-19, as was Tracey Ferguson among women aged 40-44 in other discus events.
Anita Carty was first in 60-64 discus.
Reid won the 16-17 hammer throw, while Miller in 18-19, Tracey Ferguson in 40-44 and Carty in 60-64 were the only entries in those age groups.
In women’s javelin, Jordyn Ferguson won the 14-15 event, while Chloe Stroud was third. Reid was first and Gabrielle Smith second in the 16-17 event, while Miller won the 18-19 event.
Olivia Stroud was second and Tracey Ferguson was third in 40-44 javelin and Carty won the 60-64 event.
In men’s events, Gavin MacCallum was second in the 12-13 men’s 80-metre hurdles, while Alexander Bates was third in the 14-15 hurdles at 100 metres. MacCallum was the only 12-13 runner at 150 metres. Bates won the 200-metre final.
Logan Coulet was second in the 20-34 men’s 100-metre dash, while Neal Reddy was first and Norm Ferguson was second in the 40-49 men’s 100-metre final.
Brent MacEachern was first and Jim Stewart was second in the 50-54 men’s 100-metre distance.
Alex Moore was second in the 18-19 men’s 200-metre distance, while Cale Bonvie won the 14-15 race at 300 metres. Moore was also third in his 400-metre race.
Duncan Cameron was second and Daniel Stewart third in the 16-17 men’s 400-metre race. Luc Ringuette was third in the 55-59 men’s 400-metre race and second at 800 metres.
Conrad Robertson was second in the 12-13 men’s 800-metre race, while Scott Langille was second in the 20-34 men’s 800-metre run, second at 1,500 metres and 3,000 metre and the only runner at 5,000 metres. Robertson was the only 12-13 runner at 1,200 metres and was third in the 14-15 men’s 2,000-metre run. Robertson was also second in the 1,500-metre 14-14 steeplechase race.
Ethan MacDonald was second in the 16-17 men’s 1,500-metre race, while Raymond Simpson was second in the 18-19 event and was the only runner at 5,000 metres in his age group. MacDonald was also second at 3,000 metres.
Dave MacLennan was the only entry for men aged 55 to 59 at 1,500 metre and at 5,000 metres.
Breton MacDonnell was second in 14-15 hurdles.
PCA won the 12-13, 14-15 and 40-44 men’s 4×100-metre relays, was second at the 16-17 relay. PCA also won the 4×400-metre relays in the 12-13 and 14-15 age groups.
In men’s field events, Bates was second in 14-15 high jump, Ethan MacDonald was third in the 16-17 high jump, Brett Corbin won the 18-19 high jump and Coulet won the 20-34 event, while Kaelan Schmidt was second. Corbin won his long jump event, while Schmidt was second in his age group.
Trevor Boudreau was second in men’s 40-44 long jump, while John Krawczyk won in the 60-64 long jump.
In triple jump, Cale Bonvie won the 14-15 event, while Boudreau was second in the 40-44 age group.
Matthew MacLeod was first and MacDonnell was second in the 14-15 shot put.
MacLeod won his discus event, while Dennis Moore and Jake Temple were second in their events.
Alan Simpson was first and Norm Ferguson second in 40-49 discus, while Ringuette was second and Alan Elliott was first in their discus events.
Alan Simpson was first and Dennis Moore was second in their hammer throws.
Temple won and MacLeod and Langille were second in their javelin events. Boudreau was third in his javelin event, while Reddy and Norm Ferguson placed 1-2 in their age group and Pat Carty entered at 60-64 as did Elliott at 65-69.
Heath Miller prepares to unleash the javelin at the Athletics Nova Scotia provincial championship in Stellarton (Goodwin photo)