Sports briefs: track and field, harness racing, volleyball, football

Emma Pegg of Morpeth won two medals at the Ontario Legion track and field championships on the weekend in Brampton.

Emma Pegg of Chatham-Kent leads the junior girls' 1,500 metres on Day 1 of the LKSSAA track and field championship at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex in Chatham, Ont., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Pegg won in 4:46.31. Mark Malone/Chatham Daily News/Postmedia Network

Share Adjust Comment Print

Pegg medals twice at Legion meet

Emma Pegg of Morpeth won two medals at the Ontario Legion track and field championships on the weekend in Brampton.

Pegg won gold in the 1,500 metres (4:48.85) and silver in the 800 metres (2:13.98) for youth girls.

Kyra Vellinga of Guilds was fifth in the 400 metres (59.54 seconds), fifth in the 400-metre hurdles (1:08.49) and 10th in the 200 metres (27.32 seconds) for youth girls.

Kristyn Kistulinec of Charing Cross was eighth in the shot put (12.21 metres) and 10th in the discus (25.65 metres) for youth girls.

Pegg, Vellinga and Kistulinec represented District A.

Stephens win silver at provincial meet

Alison Stephens of Chatham won a silver medal at the Athletics Ontario under-20/open championships on the weekend in Toronto.

Stephens was second in the under-20 women’s discus with a throw of 39.80 metres and fourth in the hammer with 46.37 metres.

Josh Kellier of Chatham was eighth in the open men’s 1,500 metres in 3:53.13.

Cayo Loco wins Houston Memorial

Mark Williams drove Cayo Loco to victory in 1:57.4 in the second annual Ken Houston Memorial Pace on Sunday at Dresden Raceway.

The race is named for the former NHL player and Dresden native who died in 2018.

“It was an honour to win this race,” Williams said in a statement. “Kenny was a great guy. He was good for Dresden and good for Dresden Raceway. He would stand at the fence by the paddock and yell, ‘Go get ’em Mark.’ It was a sad day when he passed away.”

Williams won the first race with Evening Job and second with Sweet Queen Cole before winning the Houston Memorial Pace in the seventh.

Johnson, Canada 11th at Universiade

Pierce Johnson of Chatham had five kills in Canada’s 3-2 win over Brazil in the 11th-place match in men’s volleyball Saturday at the Summer Universiade in Benevento, Italy, near Naples.

Johnson also helped Canada place 11th at the 2017 Universiade.

Canada finished with a 3-4 record by avenging its pool-play loss to Brazil.

“Thankfully today it was a full team effort,” head coach and Chatham native Dave Preston said in a statement. “Every single player contributed one way or another. It’s been a grind for our guys. It was extremely difficult, especially considering the calibre of our pool.

“As this tournament went on and we saw the calibre of the teams that were here, we are very happy with where we finished. Our guys have a better understanding now of what it means to wear the Maple Leaf. They played with pride, they played with character, and they played relentlessly no matter what the match was for. We were very, very proud of their effort.”

Two Cougars win silver medals

Owen Malott-Bennett and Brennen Dodman of the Chatham-Kent Cougars helped Ontario to a second-place finish at Football Canada’s U-16 Eastern Challenge in Kingston.

Ontario lost to defending champion Quebec 28-7 in the gold-medal game Friday.

Ontario beat New Brunswick 33-31 in the first round July 9.

Comments