Saturday, June 8, 2013

Martin Ready To Defend Aileen Meagher Title

A Bridgewater runner will try and make it two wins in a row at the Aileen Meagher Track and Field Classic in Halifax Sunday evening. Jenna Martin is the defending champion in the 400 metre event. She won last year in a time of 52.67 seconds before she travelled to London for the Olympic Summer Games.

Lumberjacks Forward Drafted Into QMJHL

A member of the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks has been drafted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Sixteen-year-old Josh Shatford of Fox Point was selected in round 12, 212th overall by the Charlottetown Islanders. Shatford scored four goals and added 13 assists in 45 regular season games with the Lumberjacks last year.

Whalen Misses Out On Shot-put Final In Oregon

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen narrowly missed the shot-put finals at the NCAA Division-One Track and Field Championships. The 20-year-old junior at Florida State University had a high throw of 16.32 metres, less than half a metre from a berth in the final nine. She finished in 13th spot at the meet in Eugene, Oregon. Following the shot-put, Whalen said she was a little disappointed because she was confident in her preparation and enjoyed success already this season. She adds, she's hungry for a podium finish next year and looks forward in building off of her results this week. Next up for Whalen will be the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick from June 20-23.

Wolter Finishes Sixth At NCAA Championships

Another great result from one of the best long distance runners on the South Shore. Conquerall Mills native Mattias Wolter finished in sixth place in the men's 3,000 metre steeplechase final Friday night at the NCAA Division-One Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The junior student at the University of Louisville finished in a time of eight minutes and 43 seconds. Meanwhile, on Saturday, Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen will compete in the women's shotput. The Florida State junior is hoping to end the event on a high note after struggling in the javelin earlier this week.