Twenty-eight high schools from the region participated in the track and field championships from May 23 to 24. NVSS had 12 athletes in the competition, five girls and seven guys. They brought home 29 medals in total, including several first place medals.
The winners included:
Emma Floris, in grade nine, broke the school record by achieving first in the 100 metre, the 200 metre, and long jump. She qualified for the provincials in the 100 and 200 metre.
Julia Steinebach, who qualified for provincials in the 3,000 metre run.
Matthew Ebert, broke the record in discus, got first in javelin, shot put, and second in hammer throw. He qualified for provincials in discus.
James DeVos, grade eight, came first in discus and long jump and third in javelin and 100 metre. He qualified for provincials in discus too.
Charlie Borek, grade eight, came first in 1,500 metre, the steeple chase, and in 3,000 metre. He qualified for provincials in 3,000 metre.
Alexander Nemethy, grade 10, came first in 1,500 metre, 3,000 metre, and 800 metre runs. He qualified for all three in provincials.
For the relays, in the 4×100 metre relay the girls achieved third and the boys got first breaking the record. In the 4×400 metre relay, the senior girls won first place and the junior boys won second.
A big thanks goes out to coaches Marty Floris, Brian Nemethy, Gary Simrose and Andrew Vogelsang.