Algoma District School Board Track and Field Championships
Reported June 4, 2002 by The Sault Star
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Rosedale's Bergamin breaks record while Leonard ties another

One new record was established and another tied Monday during the Algoma District School Board track and field championships at the Jo Forman Complex.

Rosedale's J. J. Bergamin established a new record in the Senior Boys' ball throw, totalling 76.04 metres, while Greenwood's Kyle Leonard's winning 2.33-metre finish in the Intermediate Division standing long jump tied the existing record.

Bergamin, who also won the Senior Division 200-metre dash, was among four Rosedale athletes who captured individual championships. The others included Megan Dion, in Junior Girls; Christine Thomas, in Intermediate Girls; and Kylie Grisdale, in Senior Girls.

Dion captured the standing long jump with a 1.92-metre finish while Thomas finished first in the 100-metre dash in 14.53 seconds and first in the standing long jump in 2.28 metres. Grisdale won the standing long jump in 4.11 metres and finished second in the 400-metre race, following Queen Elizabeth's Kristen Johnson across the finish line.

The other overall champions included Richard MacLennon, of Prince Charles, in the Junior Boys Division; Hailey Summer, of Ben R. McMullin, in the Junior Girls Division; Navarri Cellini, of East View and Peter McGonegal, of Ben R. McMullen, in the Senior Boys Division; Jenna Ward, of Ben R. McMullin, in the Senior Girls Division; and Leonard.

MacLennon took the running long jump in 3.84 metres while Summer also topped the running long jump in 3.19 metres.

Cellini won the high jump in 1.56 metres and was second in the 100 metre dash to William Merrifield's Chris Villeneuve, while McGonegal won twice, taking the 400-metre race in 59.84 seconds and the running long jump in 4.86 metres.

Ward won the 80 metre dash in 11.73 seconds and was second to Grisdale in the running long jump.

Leonard was also a double winner. Besides his record-tying effort in the standing long jump, he captured the 400-metre race in one minute, 5.56 seconds.