Day 1 of the Minor Track Association Indoor Championship lived up to it’s anticipation highlighted by the performance of the Mississauga Olympians Track and Field Senior Boys 4x200m relay team at the Toronto Track and Field Centre. The 4 speedsters, Diarra-James Powell-Burgess, David Hurst Jr., Jalon Rose and Jadon Rose, powered their way to a 1st place finish while setting a new record. The previous record (1:36.90s) set in 2009 was ousted by the Olympians boys with a blistering time of 1:36.79s. The foursome continued their success throughout the day. Twins Jadon and Jalon Rose finished 1 and 2 in the Senior Boys 60m final with times of 7.36s and 7.37s respectively while David Hurst Jr. and Diarra-James Powell-Burgess finished 1 and 2 in the Senior Boys 400m with times of 56.26s and 56.56s respectively. Day 2 was equally as exciting with more exhilarating performances starting with the Senior Girls 800m where Olympians athlete Nicole McKenzie ran to a 1st place finish and personal best of 2:21.71s.
There were many other outstanding performances by Mississauga Olympians athletes throughout the weekend.
Day 1 Highlights: Atom Girls 400m Nyla Cuffy – 1:06.73s – 3rd place Senior Girls 400m Nicole McKenzie 58.89s – 1st place Jaden Mullings 1:01.54s – 2nd place Senior Girls 60m Shiloh Boswell 8.07s – 3rd place Senior Girls Long Jump Jaden Mullings 5.07m – 1st place Tyke Girls 4×200 Meter Relay Aliyah Whyte, Dorian Powell-Burgess, Meadow Nash & Naomi Shillingford – 2:21.34s – 3rd place Senior Girls 4×200 Meter Relay Naomi Layne, Shai Cuffy, Nicole Mckenzie & Jaden Mullings – 1:47.64s – 1st place Mite Boys Long Jump Cahjay Warwick 3.05m – 1st place Atom Boys 4×200 Meter Relay Kynu Samuels, Darrius Mullings, Connor-Jay Cassells-Watson & Isaiah Luke – 1:55.91s – 1st place Senior Boys Long Jump – 5.33m – 2nd place Diarra-James Powell-Burgess
Day 2 Highlights: Tyke Girls 200m Naomi Shillingford – 30.33s – 2nd place Senior Girls High Jump Jaden Mullings – 1.60m – 1st place Senior Girls 1600M Sprint Medley Relay Shiloh Boswell, Shai Cuffy, Naomi Layne, Nicole McKenzie – 4:27.82s – 1st place Tyke Boys 200m DJ Luke – 31.17s – 3rd place Atom Boys 200m Isaiah Luke – 26.34s – 1st place Atom Boys 1600M Sprint Medley Relay Darrius Mullings, Isaiah Luke, Connor-Jay Cassells-Watson, Kynu Samuels – 4:42.30s – 1st place Senior Boys 200m Jalon Rose – 23.40s – 1st place Jadon Rose – 23.76s – 2nd place David Hurst Jr. – 23.97s – 3rd place
Congratulations to all athletes for their hard work. This wraps up the indoor season for the Mississauga Olympians Track and Field Association. We will continue competition for the outdoor season starting in May with many local meets in the GTA as well as travelling to the US for international meets.