OHS’ athletes collect 12 medals in Hibernation Meet

OHS midget girl Emma McGrath clears a hurdle on her way to a second-place finish in the 80 metre hurdle event. Emma won the javelin and had top-10 finishes in the 1500 metre, the high jump and steeplechase.

Douglas — Athletes from Opeongo High School (OHS) won 12 medals and posted another 21 top-10 finishes at the Hibernation Meet at Carleton Place High School in their final competition prior to the county meet today (Wednesday) at the Terry Fox complex in Ottawa.
Midget girl Emma McGrath placed first in the javelin with a throw of 26.18 metes and second in the 80 meter hurdles with her time of 15.70 seconds. Emma also placed sixth in the 1500, sixth in the high jump, and seventh in the 1500 meter steeplechase.
Midget team-mate Julia Swant was first in the shot put with her throw of 10.23 metres and Morgan Sweeney placed third with her toss of 9.57 metres.
Other midget girls who placed top-10 were Kylie Rieger, who finished fourth in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes. Emily George was sixth in the 1500 metres and fifth in the 1500 metre steeplechase. Morgan Sweeney was seventh in the javelin.
In the Junior Girls division, Brittney Verch placed third in the high jump at 1.45 metres and Millie Copeland finished third in the long jump at 4.15 metres. Kaya Martin and Brittney Verch finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the high jump.
Senior Girl Erin Sweeney brought home two medals, a first in the shot put with her toss of 12.84 metes and a third in the discus at 31.90 metres. Team-mate Eve Schroeder placed fifth in both the shot and discus.
In the Midget Boys division, Liam Tubbey placed first in the high jump at 1.50 metres. Other top 10 finishes included Nicolas Alexander, who was sixth in the 300 metre dash; Liam Tubbey, who was sixth in the long jump; Caleb Rosenblath, who was fifth, seventh and fourth, respectively, in the shot put, discus and javelin; and Austin Prins, who was eighth in javelin.
In Junior Boys, Will Egan tied for second in the discus with his throw of 31.63 metes. Will also placed sixth in the 1500 metre run.
Other top-10 finishes included Joel Baycroft, who was sixth in the 400 metre dash; Patrick Enright, who was sixth in the high jump, and Ashton Heideman, who was sixth in the high jump.
In the Senior Boys category, Luke Verch placed second in the shot put with his toss of 12.35 metres and Andrew Blok was third in long jump at 5.61 metres.
Opeongo athletes had earlier attended three other previous meets where they had positive results in preparation for the counties this week.