More runner races to a pair of medals

Silver and bronze medals made up Ikechukwu Usifo’s haul from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships in Windsor.

The St. Thomas More speedster finished third in the junior boys’ 200-metre dash Saturday (June 4). His time for the final was 22.72 seconds.

A day earlier, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association representative earned silver as a member of More’s 4x100m relay team. His running mates were Vincent Irobun, Israel Perrin and Marqus Rookwood. Their time was 43.78 seconds.

(Photo: Gerry Graham/HWCDSB)

(Photo: Gerry Graham/HWCDSB)

In Saturday’s other Day 3 events, the St. Mary open girls’ 4x400m relay team – Halle Bovell, Hanna Hall, Mikayla Hewitt and Molly Giannone – placed sixth in 4:04.45.

Giannone also ended up 14th in the senior girls’ 400m hurdles (1:06.93).

Madison Shakeshaft of St. Jean de Brebeuf came seventh in the midget girls’ 300m hurdles (48.00 after a 46.88 in preliminaries).

Other placings by HWCAA athletes on closing day of the meet were: Patrick Cupido, Brebeuf, 11th, senior boys’ 400m hurdles (57.08); Natalia Mielczarek, Brebeuf, 19th, senior girls’ 800m, (2:22.11); Alex Broekhuyse, More, 18th, senior boys’ 800m, (2:01.28); Tyrese Green, Brebeuf, 19th, midget boys’ 200m, (24.06); Liam Donnelly, St. Mary, 16th, senior boys’ 3,000m (9:04.83); Maddie Carrigan, Bishop Tonnos, 15th, senior girls’ shot put, (10.22m).

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(Photo: Gerry Graham/HWCDSB)

The junior boys’ 4x100m relay team from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School had the fastest qualifying time on Day 1 of the OFSAA track and field championships.