Cole Horsman of Kingston Track and Field Club has been named to the Ontario team that will compete next month at the Royal Canadian Legion national track and field meet in Quebec.
Horsman turned in a splendid performance on the weekend at the provincial Legion championships in London, where he won both the 100 and 200 metres for midget boys, establishing a personal-best time in each event.
After posting the second-fastest time in the heats of the 100 metres, 11.43 seconds, Horsman led the field in the final, winning in 11.11 seconds, six one-hundredths of a second ahead of Ethan Pasco, who had the best time in qualifying.
In the 200, Horsman’s time, 22.77 seconds, was two-tenths of a second better than Pasco and seven one-hundredths of a second faster than the time with which he won the bronze medal last month at the provincial high school championships.
Horsman was the only Kingston club member to win an event, though teammates Hailey Wolfgram and Amanda Black each posted a second-place result.
Wolfgram was second in youth girls shot put, with a best attempt of 14.26 metres on her final put. It briefly put her in the lead but she was passed on the final throw of the day, by Rebecca Herman, who won the competition with a put of 14.50 metres on her final attempt.
Wolfgram was also fourth in discus, at 31.41 metres.
Black was second in her first heptathlon competition, with 3,751 points, about 800 points behind the winner and 300 points ahead of the third-place competitor.
In her high-school events—sprint hurdles, long jump and high jump—Black was second (16.22 seconds over the longer distance, 100 metres), first (5.09 metres) and second (1.56 metres), respectively. She was also second in the 200 metres, third in both 800 metres and shot put, and sixth in javelin.
The other top performances by Kingston athletes came from Michael Rowsell, who was fourth in midget boys high jump (1.70 metres); in youth boys competition, where Mavrick Snider was fifth in triple jump (12.28 metres) and eighth in long jump (5.96 metres); from Emily Fawcett, who was fifth in youth girls hammer throw (41.03 metres); Clare Stafford, sixth in midget girls 80-metre hurdles (13.15 seconds); Sarah Bell, seventh in midget girls 100 metres (13.22 seconds), and Emmett Bravakis and Nicole Zohorsky, both eighth, in midget boys 300 metres (38.13 seconds) and youth girls 400-metre hurdles (1 minute 8.04 seconds), respectively.
The Canadian Legion championships will be held Aug. 7-9 in Ste-Therese, Que.