Empey finishes in 23rd
Jacob Empey has come a long way in a year, but discovered he’ll need to go much farther to compete with the province’s elite.
Empey wound up in 23rd place in the junior men’s long jump at the OFSAA track-and-field championships in Mississauga yesterday with a leap of 4.82m.
Marcus Cooper of Holy Names Catholic High School (Windsor) captured the goad medal with a mark of 6.30m.
One of two Muskies competing at the all-Ontarios, Empey will take another shot at the podium this afternoon in the junior boys’ triple jump.
Meanwhile, Jenny Hammond has to wait until tomorrow morning for her only event when she races in the senior women’s 800m heats.
The 800m final goes tomorrow afternoon.