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 Pioneer Coal Athletics Field.
She also record a new time of 2:22.10 while winning her 800-metre race.
MacDonald is among a host of top-three finishers from Pictou County Schools advancing to the provincial championships at Acadia University. She was a triple winner by finishing first in the 200-metre dash, as well as at 800 metres and 400 metres.
Torin Kinney helped NGA’s cause as he won the junior boys’ 200-metre dash and was second in the 100-metre sprint. He also won his long jump event and placed third in high jump.
Caden Campbell of NGA was second at 200 metres.
Conrad Robertson of NGA won his junior 1,500-metre race and placed second at 800 metres and 3,000 metres.
NGA also won the junior boys’ 4×400-metre relay.
In girls’ intermediate events, Sarah Brown edged North Nova schoolmate Ashley Arbuckle to win the 100-metre dash. North Nova’s Emily Yatsynovich placed second and Taylor Long was third in the 200-metre final. Long was also third in the 400-metre race.
Kirsten Ross from Northumberland Regional High School was third in her 800-metre and 1,500-metre races, while Eilidh Cameron from NRHS was third in her 3,000-metre race.
Myla Briand from Pictou Academy was third in her 80-metre hurdles final.
North Nova won the 4×100-metre relay and placed third in the 4×400-metre relay.
Keighan DeCoff won her shot put and discus events for North Nova, while Mattea Miller-Evens from North Nova was second in her high jump event.
Emma MacPhail-MacKeil from Pictou Academy placed second in javelin.
In senior girls’ events, Allie Sandluck of North Nova won her 3,000-metre race and was second at 1,500 metres. Rachel Walton from Northumberland was third at 800 metres and 1,500 metres.
Jenna Reid from Pictou Academy won in javelin, was second in discus and was third in shot put.
In other boys’ events, Raine DeCoste from Northumberland was first and Alec Bates from North Nova was second in the intermediate boys’ high jump. Lagan Horton from North Nova was third in long jump.
Luke MacDonald was third for Pictou Academy in the intermediate 1,500-metre race and second in his 3,000-metre run.
John Luke Taylor from Northumberland won the senior boys’ 100-metre and 200-metre finals, while Duncan Cameron from Northumberland won the 400-metre final. Daniel Stewart from Northumberland was third.
Ethan MacDonald of North Nova won the senior 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races.
Northumberland won the 4×400-metre relay and placed third in the 4×100-metre relay.
Brett Claveau-Corbin won his high jump and long jump events, while his brother and Northumberland school mate Luc Claveau-Corbin was second in the triple jump.
North Nova’s James Tulloch was third and Kristian Hayes was fourth in the special junior 100-metre dash, shot put and long jump.
Torin Kinney from NGA bolts from the blocks during the junior high school boys’ 100-metre semifinal. (Goodwin photo)