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MacLennan top ANS male athlete

STELLARTON — Dave MacLennan is Athletics Nova Scotia’s 2018 male athlete of the year. MacLennan earned the honour primarily on the strength of his record-breaking marathon run last fall when he became the men’s 55-59 Canadian marathon champion, having broken the Canadian record that had stood since 1995 with his 2:39.57 run in the Toronto...

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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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Pictou County Multi-Sport beginning

The benefits of getting children to participate in more than sporting activities are great, but so can be the challenges. It could be time, money or even the location of the event that prevent some children, or their parents, from committing to new sporting activities. But what if some of these challenges were lessened? Pictou...

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Cross-country workouts slated

STELLARTON — Local athletes Dave MacLennan and Tony Corbin will be conducting cross country workouts for any Pictou County middle and high school student who wishes to get a head start on the school season. MacLennan is an accomplished distance runner and multi-time winner of the Johnny Miles Marathon in New Glasgow and the Blue...

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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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Locals earn track awards

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been changed from the original post to correct an error. STELLARTON — Parker Swain says he’s looking forward to another big year in track and field. Swain is among three athletes and a coach with Pictou County Athletics who have earned 2017 Athletics Nova Scotia awards in various categories. “It...

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Local track athletes honoured

STELLARTON — Pictou County Athletics paid tribute to its members last Thursday during season-ending awards presentations at the clubhouse. They included saluting the 11 PCA athletes who competed at the Legion Youth National Championship in Brandon, Man. the previous weekend. The four medals brought home included Parker Swain’s gold in discus and bronze medals in...

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Athletes shine at track meets

STELLARTON — Members of Pictou County Athletics earned their share of first-place results during an indoor meet last weekend in two venues. It was the first of three meets being organized by Athletics Nova Scotia. Running and field events took place at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, while some field events were on Sunday...

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