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Lions fare well at ANS indoor championships

The Truro Lions, a small but mighty track and field club, roared to a sixth-place finish at the recent Athletics Nova Scotia indoor championships. Some members of the team who took part in the completion are, front row, from left, Logan Johnstone, Willa Evans and Mira Alexander; second row, Erin McCavour, Ian Wheeler, Sidney Kharma, Martha Yiridoe, Tim Boutilier and Colby Burnham.
The Truro Lions, a small but mighty track and field club, roared to a sixth-place finish at the recent Athletics Nova Scotia indoor championships. Some members of the team who took part in the completion are, front row, from left, Logan Johnstone, Willa Evans and Mira Alexander; second row, Erin McCavour, Ian Wheeler, Sidney Kharma, Martha Yiridoe, Tim Boutilier and Colby Burnham. - Submitted

TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Lions enjoyed success at the recent Athletics Nova Scotia indoor track and field championships in Truro and Halifax.

The Lions compiled 253 points and finished sixth out of 17 teams at the event.

Erin McCavour led the way in the junior female division with a gold-medal finish in the long jump (5.01) and third-place finishes in the 60m (8.65) and triple jump (10.46), which were both new personal bests.

Bantam female athlete Willa Evans had a first-place finish in the 150m (21.29) and a second-place run in the 60m (8.75) – a new personal best time. Evans was also presented with the ANS Bantam Female Athlete of the Year award for 2017.

Martha Yiridoe had a strong meet in the youth female division with second-place finishes in the triple jump (9.81m) and long jump (4.91m) and a bronze in the 60m (8.51m) in the youth female division.

In the masters male division, Tim Boutilier placed first in the 1,500m and 3,000m events.

Truro shot-put athletes were also in fine form as Chelsea MacIsaac captured top honours in the youth female class (11.50m), while junior male Kyle Taker also earned the top podium spot (11.32m).

Following are other Lions’ result from the event:

Junior female

Sidney Kharma, 2nd, 60m (8.43); 4th, 200m (30.22), both new PB times

Mira Alexander, 4th, 60m (8.99); 3rd 200m (29.80)

Special Olympics

Brianna Harris, 2nd, shot-put (7.71)

Junior male

Ian Wheeler, 2nd, 60m (7.8)

Ian Wheeler, 2nd, 200m (26.8)

Junior male/university

Quinn Alexander, 3rd, 600m (1:24.18)

Midget youth

Colby Burnham 6th, 1500m (5:30.02); 6th, 3,000m (12:07.77)

Logan Johnstone, 7th, 1500m (5:30.12), 5th, 3,000m (11:51.41)

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