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Antigonish area runners strong at school track and field regionals

Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School Royals’ senior runners Lauren Lowther and Aidan MacDonald were strong at the regional meet held in Stellarton, May 26 and 27. Gail MacDougall
Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School Royals’ senior runners Lauren Lowther and Aidan MacDonald were strong at the regional meet held in Stellarton, May 26 and 27. Gail MacDougall

STELLARTON, N.S. - Impressive performance by female runners from St. Andrew Junior School (SAJS) and Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School, especially in longer distance races, highlighted results for local student-athletes at the NSSAF Northumberland Regional Track and Field meet, May 25 and 26, at Pioneer Coal Athletics Field in Stellarton.

In junior girls, SAJS Highlander Anna Robinson took home first in both the 1,500 and 3,000 events, followed in each case by teammates Emma Cameron, Bryn Canning and Rhyah Stewart.

The team won the 4 x 400 meter relay, silver in the 4 x 100, and another gold medal performance was turned in by SAJS’ Brooke MacDonald in the discus throw.

Royals’ intermediate runner Malia Artibello took home gold in the 200 and 400 meter races while teammate Siona Chisholm came first in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meter.

The Royals’ Mairin Canning took home a first in the 800 meter run while finishing runner-up in Chisholm’s victories.

The teammates combined for victory in the 4 x 400 relay race.

With senior girls, the Royals Lauren Lowther earned victories in the 1,500 and 3,000 meter races while teammate Aidan MacDonald finished first in the 800 meter.

The senior Royal girls grabbed a second (4 x 400) and third (4 x 100) in the relays.

In junior boys, SAJS’ Jack Lowther scored gold in the 800 and 1,500 meter races with teammate John Kendall finishing second in both events.

Their teammate, Brody MacPherson, finished first in the 3,000 meter with Kendall coming in third.

The team took gold in the 4 x 400 relay race.

For senior boys, Alex LeBlanc won the 800 meter and finished second in the 1,500.

Guysborough Academy senior athlete Tyrese Borden had a strong showing in the shorter distance races as well as the high jump.

For a complete list of the results, see the Casket website.

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