Three golds, two silvers, nine National standards, 14 personal bests and one Ontario record. The 310 Running athletes that competed at the Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Provincial Championships in Brampton on July 29th and 30th had it going!
Aysia Maurice made her presence felt as she was crowned Provincial Champion in three different events and set a new Provincial steeplechase record in the process.
Maurice started off with a gold medal in the Bantam girls 1200 on Saturday in a time 3:52.88.
On Sunday morning, she captured the gold in the Bantam girls 2000 with a personal best time of 6:48.46 and then went on to win her third gold that afternoon in the Midget girls 1500 steeplechase in a new U15 Provincial record time of 5:09.17.
Sarah-Rose Sullivan made a big push over the final 100 meters of the Midget girls 800 meter event claiming the silver in a personal best time of 2:20.95. The day before, Sullivan met National standard in the 1200 with her 8th place finishing time of 3:52.58.
The Midget boys relay team of Justin Jelaca, Liam Bauer, Sean Cromack & Cameron Moir also found the podium after running a silver medal worthy 9:04.23 in the 4×800.
The rest of the team posted impressive results across a variety of events including:
Youth girls – Olivia Cadieux, 1500, 35th, 5:48.09 and 3000, 13th, 12:39.10
Midget girls – Charlotte Barber, 1200, 17th, 4:09.35; Emma Everett, 1200, 13th, 3:58.96 and 2000, 8th, 7:12.16; Tara Johannink, high jump, 8th, 1.40m (PB); Lexy Maurice, high jump, 6th, 1.45m (PB and National standard) and 1500SC, 5th, 6:01.23.
Midget boys – Liam Bauer, 1500SC, 6th, 4:58.63 (PB and National standard) and 2000, 9th, 6:21.41; John Contente, 300, 26th, 42.72s (PB) and 800, 18th, 2:13.73 (PB); Sean Cromack, high jump, 7th, 1.60m and 2000, 17th, 6:34.52; Justin Jelaca, 800, 16th, 2:11.11 and 1200, 12th, 3:30.36 (PB); Cameron Moir, 800, 7th, 2:05.64 (National standard); Calvin Oake, 300, 12th, 39.31 (PB and National standard) and 800, 24th, 2:16.88 (PB)
Bantam girls – Paige Barber, 1200, 17th, 4:26.94; Sabrina Della Penna, 1200, 19th, 4:31.86 and 1500SC, 6th, 6:08.88; Katie Jelaca, 200H, 6th, 33.97s (PB) and 1500SC, 7th, 6:18.31.