Manitoulin Mustangs give it their all at provincial track and field championships

Manitoulin Secondary School student Bronwyn Cooper runs her final lap of the junior girls’ 3,000 metre race at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Assocations 2014 championships held in Mississauga last week.

MISSISSAUGA—After several outstanding performances of athletic ability at the Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics (NOSSA) track and field championships last month, Manitoulin Secondary School’s (MSS) top athletes went on to proudly represent Manitoulin Island at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSSAA) 2014 championships at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga.

Though the team didn’t being home any first place medals, their determination and sportsmanship should make Islanders proud of our outstanding athletes.

“OFSSA is always a great experience for our kids,” said coach Jim Stringer. “It gives them a reward for the effort they have put in as well as a sense of what’s required to be more competitive at this level, where many kids have track and field as their main sport rather than something they do to keep busy between hockey seasons. [pullquote]I’m proud of them and their results and looking forward to working with most of them again next year.”[/pullquote]

In the junior boys’ relay, Mustangs Thomas Hayden, Connor Croft, Carter Noble and William Scott placed 23rd, while the senior boys’ relay team consisting of Brad Blodgett, Luke Bond, Harrison Noble and Jake Bond placed 22nd.

In the midget boys’ 400 metre race, Braedan Case came in 23rd while William Scott was 21st in the junior boys’ 400 metre race.

Scarlett Noel tied for 22nd in the midget girls’ high jump and Kennedy Lanktree place 14th in the senior girls’ long jump.

Lastly, Bronwyn Cooper placed 24th in the junior girls’ 3,000 metre race.