By Justin Prince
Note: This story was originally published on OurWindsor.ca.
It may have already been the midway point of Day 2 of the 2016 OFSAA Track and Field Championships, but that didn’t mean it was too late to hold this year’s opening ceremonies.
After today’s final track qualifier races, dozens of coaches, OFSAA officials, sponsor representatives and politicians were led to the edge of the football field at the University of Windsor’s Alumni Field to kick off the finals for the track events. The ceremonies included a flyover by the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association and speeches by the main officials for the event.
“This is your Grey Cup and your Stanley Cup,” said OFSAA Special Projects Coordinator Peter Morris, referring to the student athletes. “You continue to entertain us year after year and amaze us with your talent and performances … Thank you very much for presenting us with three days of entertainment.”
On the track meanwhile, LaSalle’s Sandwich Secondary School added a few more medals to its 2016 campaign. The Sabres earned two bronze medals in both the Junior Boys 4x100-Meter Relay and the Junior Girls 80-Meter Hurdles. The school also saw some success in its field events with Brooke Meloche finishing second in the Midget Girls Pole Vault.
“It feels really good (to win bronze),” said Jasmine Scott-Kilgo, who finished third in the 80-Meter Hurdles. She had also finished fourth in the Midget Girls Long Jump earlier in the day. “I was a little nervous at the beginning because it’s so hot out and I was like, ‘Uh, I don’t know how this is going to go.’ But, it went very well.”
The final day of action starts tomorrow at 9 am. To see today’s full results, visit www.windsortiming.com.