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Gananoque Student Wins Gold in Javelin at OFSAA
Gananoque Student Wins Gold in Javelin at OFSAA
Posted on 06/10/2019

June 7, 2019 (Gananoque, ON)Kaylee Clark, a grade 10 student at Gananoque Secondary School (GSS) took home gold in Junior Girls javelin at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships, held June 6 - 8 in Guelph.

A total of 23 athletes from across Ontario participated in the javelin event on Saturday afternoon. Clark threw a personal best of 41.73m, which was 3.71m farther than the silver medalist from Sudbury. This was her first time competing at the OFSAA level.

This school year, Clark placed first at the Leeds and Grenville Secondary Schools Athletic Association (LGSSAA), the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA) and the OFSAA East Regional Track and Field Championships. Clark improved her personal best throw progressively at each meet.

“It was very surreal to take home gold,” explains Clark. “I couldn’t have done it without my coach Cara Lemkay supporting me both mentally and physically, and our staff advisor Dawn Russell for working out the details to get our team to and from each competition.”

“We’re tremendously proud of Kaylee, who is quite humble in this win and on a regular basis,” adds GSS Principal Trevor Holme. “She came to school this morning ready to focus on school work and get back to routine - she’s certainly overwhelmed by this attention. I think she’s still processing the win.”

Clark competed in two other field events this school year. She placed 6th in Junior Girls long jump at EOSSAA, and 2nd in Junior Girls triple jump at EOSSAA, which moved her to East Regionals where she placed 10th.

With plans to train over the summer with the Brockville Legion Track and Field Club, Clark hopes to take part in additional meets to prepare for next year’s competition with the senior girls’ team.

 

For media inquiries, please call: 

Trevor Holme
Acting Principal
Ganaonque Secondary School
613-382-4741

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