Tuesday, July 12, 2005

National Junior Results

Track North News
Results - 2005 National Junior Track and Field Championships
Montreal, PQ - July 8-10th

Track North sent its largest contingent of athletes in several years to the National Junior Track and Field Championships in Montreal this past weekend and came away with five top-8 performances.

Dave Thibert, 18, overcame a thigh injury to place 5th overall in the men's high jump, finishing the competition with a best jump of 1.90m ,just short of his personal best.

Andrew Athanasopolous, 18, who hails from Elliot Lake, placed 5th in a very tight men's javelin competition, with a best throw of 57.34m.

Dan Gardiner, 17, jumped his way to an 8th place finish in the men's triple jump with a best performance of 13.34m.

Tanya Simard, 17, who hails from North Bay, placed 7th in the women's triple jump with a best performance of 10.97m. Tanya had a huge final jump (11.60+) but faulted by a few mere centimetres!

Eric Ouellette, 17, supplied the biggest suprise of the weekend with a huge personal best in the men's 800 metre semi-final, completing the distance in 1:55.44. Eric didn't have much left in the tank for the final where he finished 8th overall.

Candie Sabel, 18, finished 22nd overall in the 400 metre hurdle race with a final time of 1:08.01 seconds - a mere 2 tenths off her personal best.