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TISS Wins at Upper Canada Cup

Thousand Islands Secondary School Dominates
4 th Annual Upper Canada Cup Track and Field Championships

(Pictured above: Members of the Thousand Islands Secondary School Grade 8 boys' team pose with their championship banner. Pictured, left to right, are: Mason Jones, Hayden Gavin, Nick Varacalli, Troy Gonidas, Dillon Landon, Jordan Blanchard, and Jacob MacGonagle.)


(Pictured above: Members of the Seaway District High School Grade 8 girls' team grin at the podium after winning the Grade 8 girls' team banner, preventing a clean sweep by the hosting TISS Pirates. Pictured, left to right, are: Dana Domanko, Madison Michielsen, Erika Jordan, Krista Strader, Harley Heustis, Andi Black, Michaela Mustard, Morgan Hummel, and Reagan Belanger. Missing from the photo are Anu Hunter and Anna Henderson.)


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UC Cup Track and Field Championships

(Brockville) - Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) dominated the 4 th Annual Upper Canada Cup Track and Field Championships on Tuesday, taking the banner for top overall school.

TISS also scored the Grade 7 girls’, Grade 7 boys’, and Grade 8 boys’ team banners. However, Seaway District High School   (SDHS) played the spoiler, preventing a TISS clean sweep by winning the Grade 8 girls’ team banner. The meet attracted hundreds of students to compete at the TISS track and field facility in Brockville.

Randy Givogue, TISS coach and meet co-convener, was thrilled with his school’s performance.

“One of the biggest feelings in talking with TISS coaches out there is the amount of improvement our kids have made,” said Givogue. “We knew we were deep and we had focused all year on consistent improvement, trying to better their times, fixing their techniques, fixing their exchanges and it worked … Today we had a lot of personal bests as well.”

Givogue said one of the biggest areas of improvement for TISS was in relay teams – including the junior girls’ 4-by-100 team that took first with a time of 56.44. TISS teams also took the girls’ open 4-by-400 in a time of 4:48.07, the junior boys’ 4-by-100 with a time of 53.90, the senior boys’ 4-by-100 with a time of 49.03, and the boys’ 4-by-400 open with a time of 3:59.70.

The school had strong inpidual performances by Dillon Landon and Mason Jones. Landon walked away with four golds, including one for anchoring the boys’ 4-by-400 open team, as well as golds in the senior boys’ 100-metre (12.02), 200-metre (23.85) and 400-metre (54.58) dash.

Jones won the senior boys’ 800-metre event with a time of 2:12.99 and the 1500-metre event with a time of 4:30.32.

The SDHS senior girls’ team was led by outstanding performances by Anu Hunter and Dana Domanko. Domanko took the girl’s 200-metre dash in a time of 28.62. Hunter won the 100-metre dash in 13.93 and the girls’ long jump with a distance of 4.42 metres.

Givogue said organizers are already talking about improvements for next year’s event, including a banner specifically for smaller schools.

Posted June 15, 2016 




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