Monday, July 6, 2009

Sobey among P.E.I. track and field winners at nationals

Sobey among P.E.I. track and field winners at nationals
The Guardian

In preparation for the Canada Summer Games next month in P.E.I., 10 Island athletes represented the province at the recent Canadian track and field championships and world trials in Toronto.
Susan Sobey, Jared Connaughton and Kurt McCormack brought home medals.
Sobey won silver in the women’s 4x100-metre relay, running the lead leg for Team Atlantic which included Alicia Dobranowski and Juliana Blois of Nova Scotia, and Allyson Howatt of New Brunswick. Sobey also finished 23rd in women’s 100-metre (12.62) and 33rd in the 200-metre (25.90).
Kaitlin Richard finished 10th in women’s hammer throw at 40.81 metres while Matthew Caseley finished 13th in the men’s hammer throw at 54.10 metres.
Jennifer Bursey finished 17th in the women’s 100-metre hurdles in 15.66. Stephanie Sobey placed 34th in the women’s 100-metre (13.17).
Also in the 200-metre, Lauren Hurry finished 37th in 27.10 and competed in the women’s long jump.
Connaughton won silver in the 200-metre and bronze in the men's 100-metre men’s sprints while McCormack earned bronze in triple jump.
Gerry MacAdam, who finished 31st (11.64) in his 100-metre heat and 27th (23.24) in 200-metre qualifying, and Anthony Bernard, who jumped 7.02 metres in the men's long jump rounded out the P.E.I. contingent in Toronto.

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