The Bay of Quinte Track and Field Champions also rule the Central Ontario High School region. And it wasn’t close.
The East Northumberland Blue Dragons blew out the rest of the field at the COSSA Track and Field championships in Peterborough yesterday. The St. Theresa Titans finished 3rd overall.
The Brighton high school led the 32-school field with 627 total points which was almost twice as many as runner-up Adam Scott of Peterborough with 286.5. St. Theresa Catholic Secondary of Belleville was a close third. Other Bay of Quinte Schools in the top 10 were Nicholson at number 8 and Moira at 10.
Leading the way in Senior events was Jake Hollinger of E.N.S.S. with wins in the 1500 and 3000 metres. Sarah Kay of St. Theresa won the 200 and 400 metres while Frank Vreugdenhill of Quinte Christian was a winner in the shot put and discus. Nate St. Romain of Nicholson was first in the 800 metres and the 400 hurdles.
E.N.S.S. also won the men’s 4 X 400 metre and 4 X 100 metre relay races and the 4 X 100 women’s relay.
Double winners in Junior were Jacob Gilbert and Garrett Bird of East Northumberland, Cameron Roach from St. Theresa and Rory McGarvey of Nicholson in the 1500 and 3000.
And Caden Derry of St. Paul topped the men’s 400 and the 300 metre hurdles.
Qualifiers advance to the East Regional championships next Thursday and Friday in Kingston.