Sandwich Dominates WECSSAA Track And Field Finals

Header-image-Shalapata-columnBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Sandwich Secondary School dominated the women’s side of the house at the latest WECSSAA track and field finals held at Alumni Field at the University of Windsor, this week. Each of the Sabres Midget, Junior, and Senior track teams finished at the top of their respective divisions with a strong showing across all events.

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Photo by John Skinner.

For the men, Sandwich took both the Midget and Junior honours while Holy Names High School prevented a complete sweep by taking the top Senior position.

Three WECSSAA event records fell by the wayside over the course of the championships.

Holy Names’ Marvelous Agbonwaneteh set a new record in the women’s 100m dash with a time of 12.33, finishing a full 0.10 seconds ahead of Jada Jackson of Herman. As well, Sandwich hurdler Karlie Moore shaved 0.79 seconds off Wendy Jovanov’s 300m hurdles record, finishing in 46.51. Jovanov’s time had stood since 1995.

In the field events, Sandwich’s Midget pole vaulter Brooke Meloche cleared the bar at 2.80m, breaking the previous mark of 2.70m set by Ema Kralik in 2015.

Qualifying student athletes will now compete at the 2016 SWOSSAA finals in Chatham and Windsor Wednesday and next week. That will be followed up with the 2016 OFSSA Track and Field Championships, which will be held June 2 through 4 at Alumni Field in Windsor.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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