Neil McNeil wins team title at Metro track and field championships, qualifies 23 athletes for OFSAA

The Neil McNeil Catholic High School track and field team won the overall team title at the Metro Toronto championships held last week at Birchmount Stadium. Photo: Submitted.


The Neil McNeil Catholic High School track and field team continued its winning ways last week by taking the overall championship at the Metro Toronto meet.

The meet took place May 24 and 25 at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough.

The Neil Novice boys and Senior boys teams won their divisional titles and the Juniors were second. Those strong showings led Neil McNeil to its second straight overall team title at the Metro championships.

At the Birchmount Stadium meet, gold medals were won by Neil McNeil athletes Cecil Jenkins (Novice boys 1,500-metres and 3,000 metres; Xavier Gordon (Junior boys 1500m); Stephan Elias (Junior boys shot put); Ethan Robinson (Senior boys high jump); and the Senior boys 4x100m relay team of Luke Campbell, Ethan Robinson, John Moncada and Omari Stubbs.

Silver medals winners for Neil McNeil last week were Lucas Hadley (Novice boys long jump); Xavier Gordon (Junior boys 800m); and the Novice boys 4x100m relay team of Fionn Fraser, Will Wells Richards, Lucas Hadley and Pearce Dixon; and the Junior boys 4x400m relay team of Charlie Pilz, Damiano Totten, Xavier Gordon and Jacob Owsicki.

Bronze medals at the meet were won by Ty Machado (Novice boys 800m and 1,500m); Einstein Menya (Junior Boys long jump); Ethan Robinson (Senior boys triple jump); Jacob Owsicki (Senior boys 400m hurdles); and Julian Vesprini (Senior boys javelin).

Of the 55 Neil athletes that qualified for the Metros, 23 of them will now be moving on to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Track and Field Championships from June 8 to 10 in Ottawa.

Earlier in the month, the Neil McNeil team won its third straight overall title at the Toronto District Catholic (Colleges) Athletic Association (TDCAA) track and field championships at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke.

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