POST MEET RECAP: Greater Moncton Track Showdown
This weekend was nothing short of great performances coming from our local athletes. We were able to see over 200 performances in Saturday’s meets in the greater Moncton area.
As we look at the morning action, we witnessed stelar performances from a great group of athletes. RHS’s Shelby MacIssac opened her season with a solid 100m and 200m in times of 12.56 / 26.17 respectively. In the 1500m, Audrey Roy Beausoleil and Fred Parent, both from MM, took the wins with times of 4:55.79 & 4:25.54. Audrey took 14 seconds off her previous best time.
In the afternoon, we saw some great performances from the Clément-Cormier athletes as Roxanne Albert (100m/200m) and Olivier Breau (800m/1500m) won both of their events. Not to mention Marc-Étienne LeBlanc who ran a new personal best in an impressive time 24.41 in the 200m.
As part of the ASEA’s High School Dual Meet Series, Moncton High battled against MacNaughton High. Hannah Lipton - Levyssohn, from BMHS, won three golds with the tough triple of the 400m, 800m & 3000m. The event of the day was the senior boys 1500m. Six athletes toed the line, and all finished with personal bests. Micah Griffiths managed to hold off his own teammate Mo Helal, crossing the line at 4:33 & 4:36. Peter Shin ran a sizable personal best with a 4:45 and Eli Ford, BMHS, managed to duck under 5:00 with a clocking of 4:56.
And lastly, the first meet of the Aetos Twilight Series was held at the end of the day. We had our eyes set on perhaps seeing 1-2 provincial record being set. Unfortunately, both Samuel Bourque and Heather LeBlanc slightly missed their event records. Coming up from the U20 category, Sam threw an impressive 44.75m, 17cm shy of the provincial U23 discus record. For Heather, in her third throwing event of the night, she came 67cm short on her master’s age group record.
Another big weekend is to be expected. Not only will it feature 5 DIFFERENT MEETS, but it will feature the High School Challenge Cup, the “Championship Meet” for the ASEA HS Dual Meet Series. Stay tuned for the press release that is going to be published by the end of this week.