Hawks team support basis for track success
By Darren Lum
Published May 29, 2018
The Red Hawks track and field team are sending 19 qualifiers to the OFSAA East Regional Track and Field Championships this Friday in Kingston. Top five placed competitors advance. The team is also sending four relay teams (midget boys 4 x 100 metre, the junior girls 4 x 100 metre, junior boys 4 x 100 metre, fifth senior boys 4 x 100 metre). Below are individual and team relay results submitted by coach Karen Gervais.
Midget girls: Mikayla O’Neill, triple jump, fourth; Sterling Nesbitt, long jump, fourth; 100 m fourth.
Junior girls: Rebecca Archibald, triple jump, third; long jump, third; Emma Casey, javelin, first; discus, fourth.
Senior girls: Emily Domerchie 1500 metres, third; 400 hurdles, fifth; 3000 metres, seventh.
Achieved personal bests in the 1500 metres and the 3000 metres.
Midget boys: Desi Davies, discus, first; shotput, fourth; Jacob Dobson, shotput, sixth; Davis Gartshore, 800 metres, fifth; long jump, sixth; Alex Little, 400 metre, third; 800 metre, third; javelin, ninth; Teo O’Malley, 300 metre hurdles, sixth.
Junior boys: Isaac Little, steeplechase, fourth; 3000 metres, third; Jonas Moghini 800 metres, fifth
Nigel Smith triple jump, third; long jump, seventh; Codie Wilkinson, 100 metres, fifth.
Senior boys: Coleman Heaven 110 metres hurdles, seventh; Sam Longo 1500 metres, third, a personal best time of 4:29.98; Zak Shantz, javelin, sixth; Connor Spence, 110 metres hurdles, fourth; Shawn Walker 400 metres, fourth; 800 metres, seventh.
Team relay teams
Midget boys 4 x 100 metre, fifth (Brian Kim, Desi Davies, Alex Little and Brendan Coumbs).
Jr girls 4 x 100 mere, fifth (Brittany Bain, Mikayla O’Neill, Sterling Nesbitt and Rebecca Archibald).
Jr boys 4 x 100 metre, fifth (Codie Wilkinson, Nigel Smith, Jonas Moghini, Isaac Little)
Sr boys 4 x 100 metre, fifth Note: tied for fifth, but advance (Shawn Walker, Sam Longo, Zak Shantz and Connor Spence).
Open boys 4 x 400 metres, sixth (Shawn Walker, Sam Longo, Alex Little and Isaac Little).
Athletes respond to coaching support and efforts
The coaching staff includes Karen Gervais, Russ Duhaime, Will Arnup, Walter Tose and Tim Davies, both retirees who taught at HHSS, Kyra Cockwell, who is an occasional teacher that has a baby, but still came to practice with a jogging stroller and to COSSA, and former Olympian Al Hough.
Coach Karen Gervais said success for this team is a result of the tremendous support by staff and community coaches. Track and field requires this kind of coaching team with all the various disciplines.
With files from Karen Gervais