Eves takes gold – x 2 – at SWOSSA


LCCVI’s McKayla Eves came within an eyelash of capturing three gold medals at the recent two-day SWOSSA track and field championships in Chatham and Windsor.

Eves won both the senior women’s 100 and 200 metre events, the former in record time of 12.15 seconds but was nosed out by Northern’s Cassidy Crowe in the 100 metre hurdles event.

Crowe’s record-setting time was 14.38 seconds, with Eves just 9/100th of a second behind. Teammate Emily Campbell came fourth in that same race.

Elsehere in the senior circuit, Kristina VanDamme and Jory Fulcher finished second in the High Jump and Discus respectively. Brett Duncan was third in the men’s Discus, while Jenna Bolton and Dallas Manley were both fourth in their respective Javelin events.

In Junior action, Ella Lassaline and Katie Proctor placed second in the Discus and Javelin events. Hayden Gould came third in the Discus, while Isaac McLean was fourth in the Shot Put.

Marisaa Mueller finished third in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump in the Midget Girls division. Connor MacRobbie was second in the Midget men’s 3000 metre race and Sarah McCormick was fourth in the 80 metre hurdles race.

The Lancers also placed second in the Midget Women’s 4×100 metre relay race, behind a SWOSSA record-setting performance by Windsor-Herman.

In the team standings, Petrolia was third out of 26 schools in the Senior Girls Division, while the Midgets and Junior Girls finished fifth and eighth respectively.

Several local athletes will be competing at the OFSSA Regional meet this Friday and Saturday in Windsor. They’ll be looking to qualify for the Provincial championships from June 5-7 in the GTA.