By Larry Moko
For the second consecutive year Jaden Mullings of the Bishop Tonnos Titans has won a medal on opening day at the annual OFSAA track and field championships.
Last year, in Toronto, it was gold in the midget girls’ long jump.
This year, at University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium, her leap of 11.28 metres in the triple jump earned her the junior girls’ bronze medal. It bettered her distance at the recent South Regional meet — 10.90m.
Mullings has also qualified for Friday’s long jump event.
In other field events at the three-day provincial high school showcase competition, Natasha Salmon of the St. Jean de Brebeuf Braves came 15th in junior girls’ discus (27.50m).
Two senior 4x100m relay teams from the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association advanced from their preliminary-round action Thursday. The St. Thomas More boys – Justin Irobun, Vincent Irobun, Jamir Gray and Marqus Rookwood-Hodge — ran the fourth fastest time (42.95) while the St. Mary girls – Taryn Millar, Olivia Stock, Rachel Watson and Hailey Reid — were third fastest (48.42).
The Bishop Ryan Celtics came 11th in the junior girls’ 4x100m relay. The time by Theresa Elugbaju, Keren DeAragao, Madelyn Wilk and Laila Hampson was 51.40.
Isabella Bauman of the St. Mary Crusaders placed 21st in the junior girls’ 400m (1:02.01).
Source: Marnie Jadon