Spring Athletics Update 2018

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Athletics Roundup

The importance of sports and games in school goes well beyond the well-documented benefits of physical activity. Playing sports makes you more alert and helps your brain think better, builds confidence and develops a sense of team spirit. With that backdrop, let’s take a look at what our teams have achieved.

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Softball

The U12 Softball team practiced hard and played their best. They participated in the PSAA tournament at Birchwood Park in Mississauga and had some close games during the round robin against stiff competition. The girls were enthusiastic, played as a team and represented the school well.

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The U14 Softball team played an exhibition game early in the season at Bishop Strachan School, which provided a good opportunity to practice together and get ready for the PSAA tournament. The girls won the first of their round robin games against Rotherglen yet were defeated in the semi-final game. They showed great teamwork and were supportive of each other throughout the day.

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Rowing

Rowing is a co-curricular activity at HNMCS, with lessons and practice taking place at the Don Rowing Club in Mississauga. Students first practiced indoors on rowing machines before acquiring extra skills in “the tank”, a special indoor room for water practice with oars. In their third lesson, students were out on the river. Eight students in total took part and developed into a tight-knit team. Some expressed interest in continuing at a higher level.

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Track and Field

The Middle School Track team competed in their first CIS Athletics competition at the Indoor Track and Field Meet at York University. The indoor meet gave students the opportunity to experience events they haven’t previously tried, such as hurdles and turbo javelin and they also gained essential practice time.

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The Middle School Track team also competed in the annual PSAA Track and Field Meet at Centennial Park. It was a great day with many top eight finishes for our girls. The Grade 5/6 relay team competed at Mentor College in the 4x100m Relay Meet and earned a top eight finish!

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The Senior School Track and Field team participated in two meets before competing at ROPSSAA, where  Melisa Isado ’20 and Marina Fonseca ’20 finished in the top five in their events, the JG Triple Jump and JG Steeplechase,  respectively, and qualified for South Regionals. At South Regionals, Marina placed 7th in her event while Melisa finished third and qualified for OFSAA at York University, where she placed 17th.

Congratulations everyone!