The Red Hawk track and field team travelled to Kingston Thursday and Friday to compete at the OFSAA East Regionals meet. While we eluded most of the storms, Hawks were faced with more hot and humid conditions and some very stiff competition as many Eastern Regionals records fell over over the two days.
Red Hawk highlights include:
-Alex Little set a new school record and personal best in the 800m. His time of 2:08.52 fell 4 hundredths of a second shy of 4th place and qualifying for OFSAA. Alex also ran 6th in the 400m.
-Rebecca Archibald set a new personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 10.07m, for a 6th place finish. Rebecca was also 9th in the long jump.
-Isaac Little bettered his own school record in the steeplechase by one second and set a new personal best and in the junior boys 3000m. Isaac took 19 seconds of his COSSA time to run a new school record of 9:53.59, replacing Sean Keaney’s 2003 record. Isaac was 8th in this event.
-Sterling Nesbitt’s leap of 4.69 in the midget girls long jump put her in 4th place and broke Joan Barker’s 1962 school record of 4.62m. Sterling is the lone Red Hawk that will move on to OFSAA this week at the Pan Am Centre in Toronto.
-Desi Davies threw 34.88 in the midget boys discus to capture 8th place
A shout out to all the relay teams that ran in a torrential downpour and to every athlete: you represented Hal High with pride, determination, sportsmanship and showed awesome Red Hawk spirit supporting each other! The coaches are proud and honoured to have coached this team.