Sault Ste. Marie high schools placed second and third overall during the Northern Ontario Secondary Schools' Athletics (NOSSA) track and field competition, held this week at the Jo Forman Track behind the John Rhodes Centre.
Korah C&VS scored 345 points in the overall aggregate scoring to place third, while St. Mary's College's 393 points put it in second behind Sudbury's Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School.
Wet conditions Wednesday and Thursday likely contributed to only one NOSSA record being broken over the two-day event. Riley Cornthwaite of Lasalle Secondary School in Sudbury shaved more than five seconds off the previous record time in the Men's 800m Run, Intellectually Impaired category.
In contrast, at the last NOSSA held in 2019, records were broken in eight events.
Kassie Sartor and Berlyn Killoran of St. Mary's placed first and third, respectively, in the Senior Women's 100m Dash, with Korah's Katelyn Tull taking second. Sartor and Tull also placed one-two for the 200m version of the event.
Isabella Fata of St. Mary's College placed first in both the Junior Women's 100m Dash and 200m version of the event and was anchor in the second-place finish by the Junior Women's 4x100m Relay.
Korah's Nicholas Talvitie placed first in the Senior Men's 200m Dash. Teammate Matthew Talvitie placed fourth in the same event.
St. Mary's College's Daniel Bumbacco took the final of the Senior Men's Long Jump with a distance of 5.93m.
Abigail Jaremko of St. Mary's College won the Novice Women's 300m Hurdles with teammate Kloe Kurylo placing second.
Julia Heiko continued the St. Mary's College wins with a 4.20m jump in the Novice Women's Long Jump.
Coulson Bell of Korah C&VS placed first in the Junior Men's Long Jump, with teammate Nathan Guizzetti coming in third.
Guizzetti went on to win the Junior Men's 100m and 200m Dash events and was anchor in the winning Junior Men's 4x100m Relay.
St. Mary's College took the Junior Women's 4x100m Relay, with Korah coming in third behind Lo-Ellen Park. Elizabeth Gavey of St. Mary's took the Junior Women's Long Jump, while Korah's Ethan Carbone won the Junior Men's.
Hannah Heimonen placed first in the Open Women's 2000m Steeplechase, which was the very first track final held for this year's NOSSA on Wednesday afternoon.
Top finishers will represent their schools at the provincial OFSAA, to be held June 2-4 at York University in Toronto.
A full list of placings from the event can be found on the NOSSA web site.