Lancers start OFSAA track and field competition today

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The provincial high school track and field championships will proceed as planned, according OFSAA. In a post, officials say air quality – which was poor due to smoke from wildfires in Ontario and Quebec – has improved “significantly” in the Ottawa area.

Events are to begin at 2pm Thursday and run until Saturday.

The 15 athletes competing from Sarnia-Lambton schools including one of the larger contingents from LCCVI.

Hunter Mitchell and Charlie Shaw will both compete in two events. Mitchell in both the Novice Boys 100m and 300m hurdles. Shaw will run both the 800m and 1500m in the Senior division.

Hunter Campbell competes in the Junior Men’s Discus event Thursday.

Jack Helps competes Saturday morning in the Senior Men’s Javelin.

James Grant will run the 800m in the Novice Men’s Division.

Other area athletes include

Northern

Lily Bressette NW 1500m 3000m

Skarlit Worton NW 100m 200m

Mikayla Portiss JW 400m 800m

Avery Robinson SW 100m Hurdles 400m Hurdles

Gabby Jones SW 1500m 3000m

Ryan Davies SM 2000m Steeplechase 3000m

Niko Stathis SM Triple Jump

Great Lakes

Tavrick McLune SM Long Jump

Duncan Smith NM Javelin

St Pats

Taylor Ysebaert NW Triple Jump