Records fall at Norfolk County track meet

Jordana Walleyn, Delhi District Secondary School student, participated at NSSAA on May 15 after breaking school records at DDSS’s track meet the week prior. Ashley Taylor/Delhi News Record

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The NSSAA track and field event, which took place on May 15 at Holy Trinity, saw some of the best athletes from Norfolk County high schools.

Jordana Walleyn, a Delhi District Secondary School student, broke Delhi’s 1,500- and 800-metre race records at her school meet on May 8.

“I’ve been running since the age of eight,” said Walleyn.

“I got first in the 1500, and I got a new personal best for the season, 5:28,” said Walleyn.

Another Raider, Ashley Spain, broke the Delhi records for triple jump, javelin, and discus on May 8.

“The last two years I’ve been training at a club,” said Spain. “This year I’ve gone independent.”

Spain said she trains for the throwing events with her dad after school. She added that breaking the record for triple jump was a bonus.

She placed first in javelin and discus at NSSAA on Wednesday.

Hannah Ward, a Holy Trinity student, won the 1,500- and 800-metre races.

“It’s a lot faster, and a lot more competition to try to get first,” said Ward, comparing the NSSAA event to her school meet.

Michael Kenney, a Grade 9 Simcoe Composite School student, was competing in shot put, discus, 800-metre and the 4-100 relay.

Kenney won in discus, placed third in shot put and fifth in the 800.

“The competition is a lot better because you know you have the best from each school coming here and competing and everyone wants to win,” said Kenney.

Waterford District High School Grade 9 students Kaelyn Kerntz and Emily Duesling, both competing in throwing events, had a similar statement about the competition.

“There’s a lot more people, and a different variety. Some throw a lot farther because they’ve had more practice,” said Kerntz.

“There’s more girls, and they throw a lot farther,” Duesling agreed.

Delhi District set one new NSSAA record. Jaxson Zurby moved the junior boys long jump mark to 5.75 metres from 5.70 metres.

 

 

 

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