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Eight Oxford County athletes will compete at OFSAA track and field finals

By Greg Colgan, Sentinel-Review

College Avenue Secondary School's Austin Cornish, second from the right, runs in the boys' visually impaired, intellectually disability and ambulatory 100m dash during the TVRA Central track and field finals. Cornish is one of eight Oxford County athletes competing at OFSAA track and field finals. Greg Colgan/Woodstock Sentinel-Review/Postmedia Network file photo

College Avenue Secondary School's Austin Cornish, second from the right, runs in the boys' visually impaired, intellectually disability and ambulatory 100m dash during the TVRA Central track and field finals. Cornish is one of eight Oxford County athletes competing at OFSAA track and field finals. Greg Colgan/Woodstock Sentinel-Review/Postmedia Network file photo

Eight Oxford County high school athletes earned a trip to OFSAA track and field finals.

The locals made their spot at provincials after successful showings at OFSAA West regional track and field finals June 1 and 2 in Windsor.

The top four finalists in each OFSAA West event continue to OFSAA finals June 7 to 9 at York University in Toronto.

Woodstock Collegiate Institute’s Kyla Rodrigue continued her torrid pace by winning the women’s 100m intellectually impaired dash with a time of 13.71 seconds. The mark bests the OFSAA West record of 14.15s, previously set by Rodrigue in 2016. She’s also beat the TVRA Central and WOSSAA records this season. Rodrigue won gold in 2015 with silvers in 2016 and 2017. She’s ranked second of 17 heading into OFSAA in her event.

Huron Park’s Holly Hanchiruk won the senior women’s javelin throw with a winning distance of 37.56-metres on her third of six tosses. The Grade 11 and first-year senior, won silver last year as a junior and was fourth as a Grade 9. She’s ranked third out of 24 at provincials.

College Avenue’s Nojah Parker continued his string of strong performances in the senior men’s pole vault by winning gold with a vault of 4.55m. The next closest competitor was 4.10m. Parker won OFSAA bronze last year as a senior and earned OFSAA silvers as a Grade 9 and 10. He’s also ranked first in his division heading into OFSAA out of 24.

Austin Cornish of CASS was second in the men’s 100m intellectually impaired dash with a time of 12.94s. He won gold at TVRA Central and WOSSAA finals earlier this track and field season and is ranked fifth out of 24 at OFSAA.

Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute’s Nathan Gould placed third in the senior men’s shot put with a top throw of 14.45m to be ranked 12th at OFSAA competing against a division of 24, while CASS’ Amy Takacs was fourth in the midget women’s high jump with 1.45m. She enters OFSAA ranked 14th out of 24.

WCI’s Breanna Egan placed fourth in the midget women’s pole vault with a height of 2.50m and is ranked eighth out of 24 at provincials. Fellow Red Devil Jamie Magoffin was also fourth in the junior women’s 300m hurdles with a time of 47.33s. She’s 10th out of 24 in the OFSAA rankings.

For full results during the three day event, visit: http://bit.ly/OFSAATandF

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