Lone Red Hawk left for OFSAA 0
It's all down to one.
Red Hawks junior discus thrower Julia Fedeski was this year's lone representative for the Highlands at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) track and field final at the Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville from June 7 to 9.
Fedeski earned her berth with a fourth place throw (28.33 metres), beating out Christina Trent of Lindsay by 16 centimetres.
In an email, Red Hawks coach Bruce Griffith said, "the team did very well to have 26 athletes qualify for [the East] Regionals. Very tough competition and of course our athletes are used to practicing and competing on grass and gravel while the Thousand Islands SS had a top notch rubberized track facility."
He adds both senior Andrew Murray (javelin) and junior Charlene Hicks (triple jump) came up just short to qualify for OFSAA by placing fifth in their events. The senior girls 4x100 metre relay (Sandy Griffith, Ali Hicks, Brigitta Hicks and Charlene Hicks), who have gone to OFSAA the last two years, had a good time of 52.66 (second best ever for them), but placed eighth against a tough field full of Grade 12 athletes. The team comprises of three first-year seniors and one junior
"Our Grade 9 relay teams consisting of: Rebekka Anderson, Cierra Hurley, Erin Little, Connor Marsden and Curtis Ballantyne, Braden Roberts, Matt Hunter and Devon Upton all had good times in their races and will do well in future years as relay teams," he said.
- with files from coach Bruce Griffith