U14, U16, U18 Athletics Championships & U18, U20, Open, Combined Events Championships

This past weekend we hosted the Ontario U14, U16, & U20 Athletics Championships, which also included the U18, U20, & Open Combined Events Championships at the Western Alumni Stadium in London ON. Over the course of the meet, we saw many notable results and great performances from our athletes. 

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U20 AND OPEN

Stevie Davis from London Western won the U20 women’s heptathlon with 5637 points while Samuel Utting from Royal City AC won the men’s U20 decathlon with 5644 points. Hannah Blair from Laurel Creek T.F.C. won the women’s open heptathlon with 4965 points and Owen McDonald from London Western won the men’s open decathlon with 5981 points. 

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U18

The U18 girls tore it up in the mid-distance races Muriel Lovshin of Toronto Olympics and Amelia Van Brabant of Ottawa Lions were on each other’s tails. Lovshin finished second in the U18 girl’s 1500m (4:38.82), while Van Brabantand finished third (4:39.31). The girls went head to head again in 3000m, where Van Brabantand took second (9:53.19), and Lovshin came in third (9:54.56). Kyla Martin from South Simcoe track and field club was also on fire, winning the girl’s U18 800m (2:11.62) and the 1500m (4:34.27). 

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Trinity Shadd-Ceres of Maximus Performance had an incredible meet. Shadd-Ceres took silver in the U18 girl’s 200m dash, finishing with a time of 24.73 and gold in the 100m dash with a time of 11.63. Shadd-Ceres also won the U18 girl’s long jump setting a new national record with a leap of 6.47m. Caitlyn Thompson from Athletiques Int won the U18 girls heptathlon finishing with 3, 875 points. 

Caleb Grover of Thorold Elite won the U18 boy’s discus throw 45.36m and the shot put with a throw of 14.55m. Grover also took silver in the hammer throw (42.60m).  Erik Unger, running unattached, snagged three wins. Unger took home gold in the U18 boys 3000m (8:38.26), 1500m (4:00.34) and 800m (1.57.29). Samuel Jeffery from athletics Niagara won the U18 boys decathlon with 6333 points. 

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U16 

Coco Van Nynatten from Threshold Elite won the U16 girl’s shot put (12.23m), discus throw (36.63m) and Javelin throw (35.31m). Eleanor Voykin of the Blue Devils had an excellent weekend, winning the U16 girls 2000m (6:29.19) coming second in the 1200m (3:37.77), and finishing third in the 800m (2:18.52). 

Jelani Ellison of Flying Angels was first in the boys U16 100m (11.50) and second in the 200m (23.53) while participating in the Flying Angels’ first place 4×100 meter relay and second place 4x400m relay. Dominik Bahadur of Laurel Creek T.F.C. saw only gold medals as he dominated the U16 boy’s field over the weekend. Bahadur won the 200m dash (22.82), 300m dash (36.47), 100m hurdles (13.78), and 200m hurdles (25.15). Bahadur anchored for the Laurel Creek U16 boys 4×100 m relay, which took home gold and ran the 200m for the Laurel Creek team in the 1600m sprint medley, which, no surprise, took the gold as well! 

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U14 

We saw an outstanding weekend from Jenna Tunks. The athlete from London Western broke not one but two provincial records. Tunks smashed the U14 Girls shot put record with a massive throw of 12.54m and broke the U14 discus record with a throw of 43.65m! 

Evan Blake from Thorold Elite won the boys U14 300m dash (42.41), 800m (2:19.54), and 200m hurdles (30.85). Blake came second in the long jump (4.71m) and javelin throw (25.95m) and ran on the Thorold Elite team in the 4 x 800m relay, which finished in third place. 

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Link to final results: https://athleticsontario.ca/statistics/results/outdoor/2022/220730-ontario-u14-u16-u18-championships.pdf 

 

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