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Jun 14 2017 - Biggest Ever New-Brunswick Middle School Championships

Tuesday June 12th saw the biggest New-Brunswick Middle School Championships ever take place at the Saint John Canada Games Stadium. With over 550 athletes registered, totalling in more than 1200 entries, this year’s competition was the best yet. With notable performances such as triple gold medals coming from Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview Middle School and Mayalou Qwanza of Ecole les Eclaires, along with standards smashed for the Legion Nationals, the caliber of this event has been elevated. Athletes dominated the podiums, some claiming a place in each event they participate. The future of the sport in the province has never been so promising, so exciting, or so competitive.

 

Here are the standout results from the different categories:

 

Grade 6 Girls

Tatum Fraser of Fundy High had a great competition claiming gold in the grade 6 girls 800m, bronze in the 150m, with times of 2:49 and 22.41.

Lily Thompson of Bliss Carman had a phenomenal weekend earning a gold in the Long Jump (4.07m), and two bronze medals in the 80m Hurdles and High Jump (1.25) (16.61)

Brenna Maxwell of Bliss Carman also had an outstanding performance with two silver medals in the 150m (22.38) and Long Jump (3.85m), along with a fourth-place finish in the 80m (11.74)

Mia Bennet of Bliss Carman got a pair of medals Tuesday, with a silver in the girls 1200m (4:34.72) and a bronze in the 800m (2:57.48).

 

Grade 7 Girls

Madison Wilson of Devon Middle School had two top two finishes with a gold in Long Jump (4.43m) and a silver in the 80m (10.93)

Avery Erb of Ecole les Eclaires had several top finishes with a fourth place in Long Jump (3.92m), a bronze in the 80m (11.24) and a gold in the 150m (21.73)

Lilli keschtkar of Goroge St Middle placed third in the 80m Hurdles (16.04) and fourth in the 80m (11.76)

The podiums of the 800m and 1200m saw some dominating performances, as the two podiums had the identical finishers in the gold, silver, and bronze positions. Not only is it rare to receive two medals for the same position, but for three girls to do it while having it all contained within only two events was remarkable.

Erin Vringer of Princess Elizabeth completed the double gold with impressive times of 2:29.96 (800m) and 3:51.04 (1200m).

Gabrielle Côté of Mgr completed the double silver in these two events with times of 2:38.38 (800m) and 4:13.26 (1200m).

Finally, Jessica White of George St Middle completed the double bronze with times of 2:38.85 (800m) and 4:22.63 (1200m)

 

Grade 8 Girls

Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview Middle did what no one else was able to do. Shelby completed the triple gold, placing first in all her events. She jumped 1.55m in High Jump surpassing the legion standard of 1.53m. She also ran 26.80 in the 200m surpassing the legion standard once more which was 26.95. Lastly, she ran 42.59 in the 300m again surpassing the legion standard of 43.04.

Sara Grant of Port Elgin had one of the best performances of the whole meet. She won Gold in the 100m (13.52) and the Long Jump (4.57) while taking a silver in the High Jump (1.50m).

Janelle Allanach of Carrefour de l’Acadie was another athlete who shined throughout this competition. She won the gold in the 200m Hurdles (32.41), along with two silvers in the 200m (28.32) and 300m (44.11).

Erika Despres of Ecole le Mascaret also had a great meet taking home a silver in the 100m (13.69) and a bronze in the 200m (28.51).

Madalyn Kean of Nashwaaksis held her own against the province's top sprinters with a bronze medal in the 300m (48.44) and a fourth-place finish in the 200m (30.52).

Emily Doucet of Ecole Soleil and Madeleine McLeod of Ecole Sainte traded gold a silver in the 800m and 1200m. In the 800m, Madeline won gold with a time 2:37.38 and Emily took silver as she ran a time of 2:41.61. In the 1200m, Emily and Madeline swapped places as Emily won gold with a time of 4:08.14, while Madeleine took silver with a time of 4:09.87.

Kate Weldon of Magnetic Hill finished with a gold in the 80m Hurdles (14.51), a

silver in the 200m Hurdles (33.15) and a bronze in High Jump (1.40).

 

Grade 6 Boys

Jackson Banks of Devon Middle won gold in the 80m (11.05) along with two silvers in the 150m (21.97) and Long Jump (4.20m).

Samson Mayo of Bliss Carman won gold in the 150m (21.66), and two silvers in the 80m (11.23) and in the 200m hurdles (31.92).

Matt Good of Devon Middle won double gold in High Jump (1.35) and in the 80m Hurdles (15.27) and bronze in the 200m Hurdles (32.04).

Owen Blaquier of George St completed the double gold in the 800m (2:35.75) and the 1200m (4:08.05)

Charlie Crowther of Nashwaaksis won a double silver in the 1200m (4:11.24) along with the 80m Hurdles (15.31), and a bronze in Long Jump (4.19m).

 

Grade 7 Boys

Alex Blizzard of Hampton Middle won double gold in the 80m (10.65) and the 150m (20.86), along with a sliver in the 80m Hurdles (15.46).

Guillaume Basque of Carrefour de l’acadie won two silver medals in both the 80m (10.97) and the 150m (21.26)

Lane Hinkley of magnetic brought home 2 bronze medals in the 80m (11.09) and the 150m (21.30).

Demitri Shakotko of Devon Middle also won double gold in the 80m Hurdles (13.76) and High Jump (1.48). Demitri also brought home a silver in the 200m hurdles (32.09).

Micah Landry of St. Stephen won two golds in the 800m (2:30.70) and the 1200m (3:50.41) and a silver in Long Jump (4.53m)

 

Grade 8 Boys

Mayalou Qwanza of Ecole les Eclaires won triple gold in the 100m (12.25), 200m (25.97) and the 200m hurdles (28.50).

Simon Melanson of Ecole Abbey won double silver in the 100m (12.52) and 200m (26.22).

Francois Richard of Carrefour de l’acadie won a gold in the 800m (2:15.19), a silver in the 1200m (3:32.54), and bronze in the 200m (27.49).

Owen Enstrom of Salisbury Middle won gold in the 1200m (3:31.01) and silver in the 800m (2:19.02).

Cole Huckins of Nashwaaksis won a silver in the 300m (43.34) and a bronze in the 800m (2:22.87).

Will Englehart of Nashwaaksis won silver in the Long Jump (4.90m) and a bronze in High Jump (1.55m)
 

Sixteen records were broke at this year’s NB Middle School Championship!

On the girl's side:

Makayla English of Nashwaaksis broke the grade 6 girls high jump record with a jump of 1.30m. Carys Jacobson of George Street is the new record holder in the grade 7 girls 80m dash with a time of 10.84s. The grade 7 girls 1200m record was bested by Erin Vringer of Princess Elizabeth, who ran a time of 3:51.04. Madison Wilson of Devon Middle had a best jump of 4.43m to claim the grade 7 girls long jump record. Shelby MacIssac of Riverview Middle broke the records in the grade 8 girls 200m, 300m, and high jump with times of 26.80, 42.59 and height of 1.55m respectively.

On the boy's side:

In the grade 6 boys division, 3 records were broken by Devon Middle School students. Matt Good broke the grade 6 boys 80m hurdles record with a time of 15.27. Isaac Jewett ran the grade 6 boys 200m hurdles in a time of 31.74 to claim the record.  Luke Moore, Issac Jewett, Matt Good, and Jackson Banks (Devon Middle) broke the grade 6 boys 4x100m relay record, finishing with a time of 57.58.

Micah Landry of St. Stephen ran the 1200m in a time of 3:50.41 to become the new record holder in the grade 7 boys 1200m. The grade 7 boys 80m hurdles record was bested by Demitri Shakotko of Devon Middle who ran a time of 13.76.

Owen Enstrom of Salisbury Middle ran a 3:31.01 in the grade 8 boys 1200m run to hold the record in that event. The grade 8 boys 200m hurdles record is now held by Owanza Mayalou of Ecole les Eclaire, who ran with a time of 28.5. Malcom Christie of Nashwaaksis jumped a record breaking 1.65m in the grade 8 boys high jump. The grade 8 boys shot put record was broken by Alex Murdoch of Devon Middle with a throw of 12.49m.

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