July 23 area: Ontario track and field championships; Merrittville Speedway; Niagara Men’s Golf Tour
Pictured are members of the Thorold Elite Track Club who won medals at this past weekend’s Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Track and Field Championships.
Niagara athletes came home with five gold medals from the Athletics Ontario Bantam/Midget/Youth Track and Field Championships in Windsor this past weekend.
Thorold Elite Track Club members winning gold were: DeAndre Fournier in youth boys triple jump with a leap of 14.02 metres; Tyrese Gibson in bantam boys long jump with a jump of 4.71 metres; and, Tavon Pulema in the midget boys triple jump with a 12.10-metre result.
Niagara Olympic Club bringing home golden hardware were: Gwen Cudmore in midget girls high jump with a leap of 1.58 metres; and, Eric Campbell in the midget boys 1200 metres with a time of 3:15.62.
Local athletes earning silver medals were: Thorold Elite’s Daniel Swayze in the midget boys javelin (42.73 metres) and Matt Tint in the youth boys high jump (1.85 metres); Niagara Regional Athletics’ Nick Young in the youth boys 800 metres (1:56.55); and, Notre Dame student Callan Saldutto, who competes for the Brantford Track Club, in youth boys javelin (50.65 metres).
Winning bronze medals were: Thorold Elite’s Nathan D’Costa in youth boys javelin (50.36 metres), Noah Dommasch in youth boys triple jump (13.47 metres), Daniel Swayze in midget boys discus (36.22 metres), Denis Tzvetkov in midget boys javelin (40.75 metres) and Ryan Beauregard in midget boys 1500-metre steeplechase (5:50.68); Niagara Olympic’s Campbell in the midget boys 800 metres (2:00.51) and Michael Ivanov in the midget boys triple jump (11.24 metres); and, Niagara Regional’s Zoe Phillips in the youth girls 400 metres (57.81).
Thorold’s Brent Begolo padded his lead atop Merrittville Speedway’s Sportsman Division by winning his third feature of the season Saturday night.
“It got a little hairy with all the cautions,” Begolo said. “I had a good car in my heat…in the feature. I just rolled around the bottom and minded my own business.”
Mat Williamson of St. Catharines won his sixth 358 Modified Feature of the season.
“I had a good car the first 25 laps,” he said. “I began to think it was starting to rain or someone was losing some fluid at the end I was maybe being a little careful I didn’t want to lose it.”
Below are the complete results from Saturday’s racing:
David Chevrolet King of the Crates Sportsman Series Feature (30 laps): Brent Begolo, Rob Knapp, Brad Rouse, Cody McPherson, James Friesen, Jay Mallory, Adam Leslie, Dave DiPietro, Paul Gaboury, Trevor Wright, Jordan Cosco, Ryan Ferri, Luke Carleton, Dylan Davidson, Derek VanMil, Joey Herremans, Lee Mallory, Paul Cunningham, Robbie Johnston, Greg Panunte, Dave Small. Vince Fargnoli
S&W Service Centre 358 Modified Feature (35 laps): Mat Williamson, Gary Lindberg, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Mike Bowman, Chad Brachmann, Fred Carleton, Rick Richner, Scott Wood, Todd Gordon, Adam Leslie, Ton Neale, Tim Jones, Jim Zimmerman
Hoosier Stock Division Feature (20 laps): Rob Murray, Kyle Pelrine, Brad Sheehan, Dave Bailey, Bill Podwinski, Tanner Podwinski, Dave Small, James Marr, Robin Mortensen, Chris Schneider, Zach Bleich, Mason Smith.
Vansickle Pet Valu and Groomingdale’s Modified Lite Division Feature (20 laps): Josh Sliter, Tyler Winger, Chris Watson, Jeff May, RJ Pietz, Randy Giroux, Craig Martin Sean Iftody, Chris Perry, Brent Begolo, Zach Trotter, Ryleigh Sliter, Marty deMoel, Dave Cornish, Ray Sliter Jr., Colby Bennett.
Central Fabricating and Welding 4 Cylinder Division (15 laps): Anthony Kelly, Cole Hardy, Tony Kelly, Dan McKay, Chris Laskey, Kevin Kocarik, Mike Giberson, Vincent Pagnotta, Cameron Lane, Leroy Buscumb, Austyn Werstroh, Garnet Wilson, Jay Moulton, David Hoyle, Alex Riley, Cam Collens, Kyle Rothwell, Jeremy Cooper, Sam Iftody.
NIAGARA MEN’S GOLF TOUR
Rockway Vineyards’ Chris Hallborg (34-38-72) defeated Long Beach’s Dylan Patus (38-34-72) and Rockway Vineyards’ Tim Dundas (36-36-72) in a playoff at the Ussher’s Creek course at Legends on the Niagara to win the latest stop on the Niagara Men’s Golf Tour.
Rounding out the top 10 were: Cardinal Lakes’ Logan Lammerant (39-35-74); Sawmill’s Bryan Bieksa (38-37-75); Rockway Vineyards’ Owen Wilson (38-37-75); public player Drew Athoe (36-39-75); Grand Niagara’s Peter Leone (36-39-75); Queenston’s Chuck Dexter (39-37-76); and, Rockway Vineyards’ Derek Divok (35-41-76).
Through three events, the leading point getters are Lammerant (470), Patus (386.7), public player Jordan Lake (341.7) and Rockway Vineyards’ Kham Vong (312.2).
Next stop on the tour is July 29 at Grand Niagara.