Impressive showings at track and field Cities

Alex Fish and Kal McGillis battle down the stretch in the senior boys 1,500 metres.

After a season full of close races in the senior boys 1,500-m, it came as little surprise when the race for all the marbles came down to the closest of sprints to the finish.
And neither was it a surprise when two of the runners who were neck-and-neck all season ended up battling to the finish.
This time, it was Central’s Alex Fish who took first place, outdueling Cyclones teammate Kal McGillis down the stretch to cross the line in four minutes, 40.74 seconds, just over a second faster that McGillis’ 4:41.78. Peacock’s Mekonnen Cridland was third in 4:49.68.
“I’m really happy with how things went, I’ve been running with Kal and training for this all year and it worked out perfectly,” Fish said. “It all came down to the end, I came out on top this time but he could have had me, no doubt. I just had it today.”
McGillis was mildly annoyed with how the race turned out given how he usually finishes things.
“I never lose the kick… I’m just mad at myself,” he said. “We usually try to take it out fast and have the other guys lose their energy. That’s mainly our strategy for the 3,000 but it works in this kind of a shorter race too.”
McGillis ended up having the last laugh — he ended up winning the 3,000-m by a second and a half over Cridland to go along with top spot in the senior boys high jump (1.65 metres) and finishing second in the 800-m behind Vanier’s Hunter Bosch.
It all lead to McGillis claiming the senior boys individual title by six points over Central’s Jonah Branning, who like Bosch enjoyed another record-setting day..
Central’s Crozier Holmes won the junior boys title after winning the 100-m, 200-m and discus events, while the midget boys champion was Peacock’s Logan Lavoie after he finished second in both the discus and javelin to go along with a fourth in the 3,000-m.
Peacock’s Katherine McDougall won the senior girls individual title after a first place finish in the 800-m and 3,000-m and a second place showing in the 400-m.
The junior girls title was won by Peacock’s Ashley Seiferling after finishing first in 80-m hurdles, javelin and high jump as well as third in the 100-m.
Peacock’s Alyssa Roney finished first in midget girls after sweeping the distance runs — 400-m, 800-m, 1,500-m and 3000-m.
Peacock won the school team rankings in commanding fashion with 1,007 points, Vanier was second at 623, Central third with 608 points.