Coach Maydo's Choice of Having Emery's Track Team Practices at York U's Facility Pays off in Medals
The Emery Track and Field team was a very committed and hardworking team. This year’s spring weather made it very difficult to practice outdoors. As a result, they travelled to York University 4-5 times a week to practice indoors at the university track.
Their commitment to practice prepared them for the Regional Championships. The Girls team , composed of Paula Alvarado, Jeimila Donalds, and Marina Hunter, did not win medals at the Regional Championships but each member improved on their personal best times in their events.
The Boys team were very successful. Carlos Porter placed third in the Novice Long Jump. Destiny Eriamiator placed second in the Junior 100M Sprint Hurdles and the 300M Hurdles. Francis Manujibey won both the Junior 100M and 300M Hurdles. Emery’s two novice competitors Carlos Porter and Wiass Jan joined Destiny and Francis to run the 4x100M relay running an impressive race finishing first in the North Region.
All the members of the Boys team qualified for the City Championship. Francis went on to win the 100M Sprint Hurdles and placed second in the 300M Hurdles. He qualified in both events for the Provincial Championships in Guelph .
Francis Manujibey had a very success meet at Guelph. He missed qualifying for the Sprint Hurdle finals by twelve hundredths of a second. He, however, did qualify for the 300M Hurdle finals. He finished third, winning the Bronze Medal. Francis, Carlos and Destiny are all looking forward to next year’s tournaments