Sunday, August 2, 2015

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.

That was well off his NWOSSAA gold-medal winning jump of 5.47m in Thunder Bay last week, which would have put Empey in 16th.
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.

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