MONCTON – Drew Erskine and Peter Millman of the Truro Lions set provincial records at the Last Chance Meet held here recently.
In his final event as a midget-age class athlete, Erskine knocked a shot put record off the books that had stood since 1989.
With his throw of 16.01m, he wiped out the previous mark of 15.23m set by Robert Nurse.
Millman, on break from the University of Lethbridge, set a new junior shot put record with his mark of 16.60m.
Both athletes won their respective competitions in the weight throw as well with Millman's toss of 20.89 besting his nearest competitor by nearly five metres.
Erskine's throw 16.36 topped the midget competition.
Nathan Burris was second in weight with Robert Kennedy taking fourth in junior mens. Kennedy and Burris reversed positions for second and third place finishes in junior shot put.
Lions athletes dominated the midget men's division with Gregory McCarthy, Andrew Gibson, and Riley Jennings taking second, third, and fourth respectively, all with personal best performances in the weight throw.
The four Truro athletes claimed top spots in shot as well with Jennings, McCarthy, and Gibson claiming second through fourth spots respectively behind Erskine's record-breaking throw. Jennings and Gibson both had personal bests in that event.
In the youth category, Adam Kaulbach had two personal best performances to take first place in both weight (14.40m) and shot put (12.95m).
In the girls competition, Montana Forsyth, also home from the University of Lethbridge, posted a first-place, personal best performance in junior women's weight throw (13.87m). Forsyth was second in shot put with her 10.34m performance.
In the youth division, Sarah Millman claimed first in weight throw (14.21m) with Sarah Colborne taking second (13.78m). In shot put, Colborne took first (11.59m) with Millman finishing third (10.47m).
Jessie Colborne took first place in midget weight throw (9.12m) and shot put (9.20m). Annie McCarthy's personal best throws in both shot put (6.10m) and weight throw (5.75m) were good for first place in both events.
The Last Chance Meet represented the final opportunity for some athletes to compete in their age division for the last time before moving up an age category. Lions throwers face competition again in Moncton on Jan. 12.