LHS, GPV track and field teams have successful provincials

The Lockview High intermediate girls track team. (Submitted photo)

FALL RIVER: The GP Vanier Junior High Vipers and Lockview High Dragons track-and0field team brought an armful of provincial hardware back to the Mainland from the provincial championships, held June 1-3 in Cape Breton.

Leading the boatload of accolades was Lockview High’s Abbi Gaudry, who came home with five awards. That domination was enough to earn her a newly created LHS sport award aptly titled “Most Dominating Performer”, which she received at the school’s awards ceremony on June 6.

Gaudry teamed with Lauren Fergusson; Grace Lancaster; and Emma Archibald to bring home gold in the 4×400 metre relay, while winning silver in the 4×100 metres with the same team.

She also won silver medals in intermediate girl’s 80 metre hurdles; high jump; and long jump.

The intermediate boy’s team of Carter Theriault; Matteo DiQuinzio; Ethan Price; and Riley Adamson-Simms, took bronze in the boy’s 4×100 metre race.

Meanwhile, Bella Willett of Waverley, who was on the N.S. squad at last summer’s Canada Games, won bronze medals in senior girl’s 80 metre hurdles and high jump.

Lauren Fergusson captured bronze in the intermediate girl’s 400 metre competition.

For the Vipers, 19 of 36 kids who took part in track advanced to the provincials, with the girl’s team placing third in the province.

At provincials, Sam Amirault grabbed silver in the boys n200 metre dash; Mya Archibald won silver in the girls high jump and long jump; Haydn Bures brought home a fourth place result in the boys high jump.

Georgia Carr-MacEachern placed fourth in the 1500 metre run; and Isabel Gonsalves earned bronze with her finish in the 400 metre dash.

Also at the provincials, Brody Boudreau from Waverley, who attends Prince Andrew High in Dartmouth, brought home silver in the 1,500 metres and bronze in the 3,000 metre race.

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