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Brittany Stenekes started Highland’s medal haul with a victory in the 80-metre hurdles.

Highland runs, jumps to OFSAA medals

The Hawks of Dundas earned four medals and the provincial high school track championships in Mississauga.

Leading the charge were Highland’s dynamic duo of Brittany Stenekes and Jenna Smith. Stenekes started the medal haul with a victory in the 80-metre hurdles.  She continued her run with a bronze in the long jump and a fifth place finish in the 300-metre hurdles.  Smith matched her silver medal from last year in the 400 metres with a blistering time of 55.88.  She also placed fifth in the 200 metres.  Both girls paced the junior girls 4-by-100 metres into the final as well.

The most anticipated race for the team, however, was the open girls 4-by-400-metre relay, and it lived up to the hype.  Four teams were separated by less than a second and the quartet of Ryann Johnston, Kylie Hopkins, Fin Adams and Smith bettered the school record by over three seconds as they earned a bronze medal. The junior girls earned enough points to place second in the province for the team title.

The other Hawks competing at the championships were Lara Swanborough in the 300-metre hurdles, and Heather Nichols, Kelly Donoff, Sydney Turpin and Georgia Temush in the junior girls relay. For the boys, Jack Holmes raced the 400-metre hurdles and anchored the 4-by-400metres, which also included Tom Manson, Erik Heidebrecht and Owen Fisher.



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