Cotton leads ORHS athletes to top 10 finishes at NSSAF track & field finals

Justin Dickie
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Oxford Regional High School sent eight athletes to the NSSAF Track and Field Championships recently, and the team came back with six top 10 finishers and one podium-worthy performance.

Oxford Regional High School sent eight athletes to the NSSAF Track and Field Championships recently, and the team came back with six top 10 finishers and one podium-worthy performance.

Nicole Cotton led the way for Oxford, finishing first in the province in junior girls' triple jump and sixth in the long jump, setting personal bests in each. Fellow junior Milton King placed sixth in boys' shot put, setting a personal best in the process.

At the intermediate level, Brett Mattinson finished ninth in boys' 800-metre, with a personal record, while Nick Dormiedy and Travis Griffin each finished 11th in shot put and discus, respectively.

In senior girls' 800-metre, Katelyn Ripley finished sixth. In senior boys' javelin, Jeremy Black finished eighth while Kyle Purdy was disqualified for faulting.

Coach Kendall Black was happy with the results. Both he and co-coach Stephanie Keezer are looking at ways to improve the team moving forward and build on this year's third place finish in Division IV at provincials.

"I think we're going to start some track and field in the fall," he said. "We'll also try to convince some students to take on some training over the summer."

He said it looks like track in Oxford has a strong foundation from which to build. Most notably, Nicole Cotton will be counted on for points next year in her jumping events and Black hopes grade seven sprinter Emily Davis will convert to some throwing events to utilize her strong arm.



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Oxford Regional High School

Geographic location: Oxford

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