Thorold Elite wraps up indoor season with 25 medals
The Thorold Elite Track Club wrapped up the indoor season with an impressive 25 medals at the Minor Track Association Indoor Provincial Championships held this past weekend in Toronto.
Thorold Elite’s top performer was Port Colborne’s Faith Dyck, who won gold in the senior girls 60 metres and 200 metres with significant personal bests in both events.
“Her times — 7.98 in the 60 m, and 26.85 in the 200 — are pretty elite times. Faith is only in Grade 8 and even in Grade 11 or 12, you don’t often see too many girls running under eight seconds in the 60 or under 27 in the 200,” Thorold Elite coach Steven Fife said. “It has been really amazing to see her get faster and faster over the last four or five months.”
The MTA is one of two provincial track and field organizations and provides competition for athletes 6-17 years of age.
“The indoor season is all about paving the way for a successful spring and summer season so we are really excited to see what is in store for these dedicated and talented athletes,” Fife said.
The club now moves outdoor with a focus on training for elementary and secondary school championships in June and then club championships later in the summer.
Other Thorold Elite gold medalists were: Fenway Breckels in the youth boys 800 metres; Braeden Brouwer in the youth boys 60-metre hurdles; Morgan Shaw in the intermediate girls 60-metre hurdles; Kyjiah Slowley in the intermediate girls long jump; Aszlyn Weaver in the tyke girls 800-metre racewalk; the youth boys sprint medley team made up of Braeden Brouwer, Khamal Reid, Sammy Tonnies and Fenway Breckels; the intermediate girls sprint medley team made up of Morgan Shaw, Sophia Tzvetkov, Emilia Labrovic and Madison Eaton; and, the intermediate boys sprint medley team made up of Neithan Vanegas, Justin Martens, Brock Piekny and Max Myers.
Bringing home silver medals were: Braeden Brouwer in the youth boys 60 metres; Sebastian Glaser in the youth boys 1500 metres; Max Myers in the intermediate boys 1500 metres and 800 metres;Leah Sandel in the atom girls shot put; and, Kyjiah Slowley in the intermediate girls triple jump.
Earning bronze medals were: Evan Blake in the senior boys 400 metres and triple jump; Charlotte Ciceran in the senior girls shot put; Madison Eaton in the intermediate girls 800 metres; Ayla Laing in the intermediate girls 1500 metres; Kyjiah Slowley in the intermediate girls 60-metre hurdles; Sammy Tonnies in the youth boys 800 metres; the senior boys sprint medley team made up of Sean Lawson, Chase Larsen, Evan Blake and Deagen Hallett; and, the senior boys 4×200-metre relay team made up of Evan Blake, Neithan Vanegas, Justin Martens and Chase Larsen.