STELLARTON – Two Pictou County boys will have a chance to represent the Atlantic Provinces and New England States in the Hershey National track and field competition in August.
Tyler Green finished first in the standing long jump with a distance of 2.20 metres and finished second in his 800 metre race for 11 and 12-year-old boys.
Kaelan Schmidt won the 100 metre dash and the standing long jump with a distance of 2.65 metres.
They were among 25 athletes from Pictou County who competed Saturday at the Maritime Hershey Games in Moncton.
The local boys 9 and 10 team won the 4-x100 relay race, while four other athletes won bronze medals.
Carson Cameron was third in the 100 metre sprint, Aliyah Fraser was third and Robyn Simpson was fourth in the 200 metre dash, Lauren Quann was third in the 1600 metre distance and Ope Adelasoye was third 50 metre race.
The achievements followed the Pictou Open track and field meet June 29 and 30 at the Pioneer Coal facility in Stellarton.
Alyssa MacNeil was first and Simpson was sixth in the 100 metre dash for females aged 14 and 15 years.
Heather Beaton, who runs for the Truro Lions won the 200 metre and 400 metre races for women 16 and up.
Quann was third in both of her 800 and 1,200 metre runs and second in the 2000.
Jordan Landry won the female 14 and 15 hurdle race at 200 metres and was third in the 80 metre hurdles.
Macayla Cullen won the triple jump and high jump for females 14 and up and was third in the long jump.
In men’s events, Aidan Balignasay and Raymond Simpson went 1-2 in their 2000 metre run.
Allister Mason was the lone competitor in the 400 metre hurdles, while Schmidt was second in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump for those 14 and up.
John David Coffin was second in the mixed 14 and over discus throw.
He also placed third in shotput and sixth in javelin.