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Triple gold for Maurice at Provincials

October 9, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Three golds, two silvers, nine National standards, 14 personal bests and one Ontario record.
The 310 Running athletes who competed at the Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Provincial Championships in Brampton recently had it going.
Aysia Maurice made her presence felt as she was crowned Provincial Champion in three different events and set a new provincial steeplechase record in the process.
Maurice started off with a gold medal in the bantam girls 1,200 metres Saturday in a time 3:52.88. Sunday morning, she captured the gold in the bantam girls 2,000 metres with a personal best time of 6:48.46, and then went on to win her third gold that afternoon in the midget girls 1,500-metre steeplechase in a new U15 provincial record time of 5:09.17.
Sarah-Rose Sullivan made a big push over the final 100 meters of the midget girls 800-meter event claiming the silver in a personal best time of 2:20.95. The day before, Sullivan met the national standard in the 1,200 with her eighth-place finishing time of 3:52.58.
The midget boys’ relay team of Justin Jelaca, Liam Bauer, Sean Cromack and Cameron Moir also found the podium after running a silver-medal worthy 9:04.23 in the four by 800.
The rest of the team posted impressive results across a variety of events, including:
• Youth girls — Olivia Cadieux, 35th in the 1,500 (5:48.09) and 13th in the 3,000 (12:39.10).
• Midget girls — Charlotte Barber, 17th in the 1,200 (4:09.35); Emma Everett, 13th in the 1,200 (3:58.96) and eighth in the 2,000 (7:12.16); Tara Johannink, eighth in the high jump (1.40 metres, personal best); and Lexy Maurice, sixth in the high jump (1.45 metres, personal best and national standard) and fifth in the 1, 500 steeplechase (6:01.23).
• Midget boys — Liam Bauer, sixth in the 1,500 steeplechase (4:58.63, personal best and national standard) and ninth in the 2,000 metres (6:21.41); John Contente, 26th in the 300 metres (42.72, personal best) and 18th in the 800 metres (2:13.73, personal best); Sean Cromack, seventh in the high jump (1.60 metres) and 17th in the 2,000 metres (6:34.52); Justin Jelaca, 16th in the 800 metres (2:11.11) and 12th in the 1200 (3:30.36, personal best); Cameron Moir, seventh in the 800 metres (2:05.64, national standard); and Calvin Oake, 12th in the 300 metres (39.31, personal best and national standard) and 24th in the 800 metres (2:16.88, personal best).
• Bantam girls — Paige Barber, 17th in the 1,200 metres (4:26.94); Sabrina Della Penna, 19th in the 1200 (4:31.86) and sixth in the 1,500 steeplechase (6:08.88); Katie Jelaca, sixth in the 200 hurtles (33.97, personal best) and seventh on the 1,500 steeplechase (6:18.31).

Aysia Maurice won gold in three separate events at the recent Athletics Ontario Provincial Championships.

Sean Cromack, Cameron Moir, Justin Jelaca and Liam Bauer make up the midget relay team that earned silver.

         

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