Klodnicki, Morrison garner medals for HOC athletes


After the first day of competition at the 2008 Youth/Senior Provincial Championships, Katie Klodnicki leads the medal charge with two gold-medal performances for the Hamilton Olympic Club.

With first place finishes in both the Youth Weight Throw and Shot Put events, Klodnicki continues to set the pace for HOC athletes during the indoor track and field season. In addition to Klodnicki’s two golds, Kelly Morrison would add a silver medal while HOC athletes would also post five Personal Bests after Day 1 of the competition.

Klodnicki saved her best effort for the very end in the Weight Throw taking the event with a Personal Best throw of 9.48 metres. She would double her golden haul later in the Shot Put with a toss of 10.60m. Alyssa DiCesare (competing out of her age group) garnered a fifth place finish in the Shot Put with a throw of 7.75m

In the Youth High Jump event, Morrison (competing in her first of three events on the weekend) narrowly missed equaling her Personal Best, slightly clipping the bar at 1.65m. Kelly won the silver medal with a jump of 1.60m.

Meanwhile, on the track, the women’s contingent of 60m runners continued to show improvement. Leading the way for the women was Simone Mallett posting a Personal Best time of 8.30s (in the preliminary round) and then lowering her PB again in the B final with an excellent time of 8.28s for a 14th place overall finish.

Tamar Brereton would follow closely with another Personal Best time of 8.32s (17th). Brittany Kadwell was close behind Brereton with an 8.55s (18th) with new-comer Elisha Ladeza (competing two age groups up and setting a Personal Best) at 8.61s (32nd), Natasha Auret (also setting a Personal Best) 8.82s (37th) and Kristen Boonstra 9.04s (41st).

Brereton would also post a time of 1:02.01 in the 400m event (6th).

James Noordam (the only male competing in the running events) posted times of 60m – 7.6s (19th) and 400m – 56.09s (19th).

In the Youth High Jump event, Kelly Morrison (competing in her first of three events on the weekend) narrowly missed equaling her Personal Best slightly clipping the bar at 1.65m. Kelly won the silver medal with a jump of 1.60m.