Athletics: Spring Season

The Stargazer Athletics, News

Athletics: Track & Field, Golf and Soccer

Track & Field

The HNMCS Stars had a fantastic track and field season. Middle school athletes trained for and participated in two CIS track meets at York University where the style of competition is different than your average track meet. Each athlete is part of a small group called a “pod”. The group of athletes travel to a different track or field event every 20 minutes. Events include a selection of the following over the two days: 50m hurdles, 50m, 200m and 400m races, long jump, triple jump, high jump, javelin, shot put and discus. This type of competition allows every athlete to try all events and see what they enjoy the most. It was a huge challenge but they did an amazing job staying active, trying their best and of course, having lots of fun. When it came time for the PSAA Championship meet at Etobicoke Olympium, our team was ready to compete in their specific individual events. It was an exciting (though freezing!) day of track and field competition. Thank you to parents Ms. Irving (Susie Irving ‘26) and Ms. Johnston (Paige Johnston ‘24) for your help with our track and field season. And a special thanks to our middle school coaches Ms. Carere, Ms. Fellin and Ms. Mather.

The Senior School Track and Field team participated in four meets throughout the season: an indoor CISAA meet at York University, the Campion Championship meet at Centennial Park, the Mentor Invitational, and the CISAA Championship.

Some great results from the season include Kathryn Raitano ‘21 finishing 6th overall in junior girls shot put at the CISAA indoor meet; Marina Fonseca ‘20 finishing 3rd overall in the senior girls 800m at Campion, and also finishing 3rd in the 2000m Steeplechase, 1500m, and senior girls 800m at the CISAA Championship to qualify for Metros; Carolina Clasper ‘20 finishing 3rd in senior girls high jump at the CISAA Championship to qualify for Metros; and Maya Pankiw ‘19 finished 1st overall in long jump at the Mentor Invitational competition.

A special thank you to our graduating members (and relay team): Maya Pankiw ‘19, Tara Kemper ‘19, Simonne Rauch ‘19 and Brenna Giordano ‘19.

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Golf

Meet Keisha Lawrence ‘19, Corsen Parker ‘20, Caroline Clasper ‘20, Kaelen Parker ‘22, Julia Callahan ‘22, Rachel Goddard ‘22, HNMCS’ first-ever golf team. The girls have played two tournaments against other CISAA schools. HNMCS finished fourth overall at the Niagara Falls tournament, a scramble format where the girls played in partners and used the “best ball” to take each shot. The second tournament took place in Shanty Bay, just north of Barrie. Way to go girls!

Soccer

Our team is enjoying an excellent start to the season winning all of its five games to date, placing us second in the league. The 2 to 1 win over Iona is a particular highlight, with every member of the team performing strong and showing great heart, determination and teamwork. Momentum is strong as the girls head into their playoff game with high hopes of making OFSAA for the first time in the school’s history.

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