On Friday June 7, Northwestern’s Makayla Roy competed at one of the largest high school track and field meets in North America, the OFSAA Track and Field Championships held under sunny skies at the University of Guelph.
Roy placed an outstanding 7’th in a field of 24 of the top competitors in the province, throwing 38.62 metres, just off of her personal best of 40.60 metres she threw last weekend at OFSAA Regionals in Cambridge. Roy’s first throw of 37.73 qualified her for the finals, and another three throws.*The top 8 competitors after the first three rounds of competition receive another three throws in the “finals” for a total of 6 throws.
Roy, a grade 11 first year senior found herself in an extremely competitive field, many whom are older and more experienced athletes in grades 12 and 13. Makayla can be proud she was the number two grade 11 student in the OFSAA competition – behind grade 11 student and Silver medalist Alexandria Webb of St. Benedict who threw 43.69 metres.
Roy missed the Bronze medal today by only 1.53 metres. Holly Connor of Ancaster HS threw 40.15 metres for OFSAA Bronze. Makayla’s OFSAA Regional throw of 40.60 metres was in Bronze medal territory. Jenna Flemming of Central Algoma won OFSAA Gold on her fifth effort of 45.11 metres.
To perform on the OFSAA stage and be as successful in an individual sport as Makayla has been is a remarkable achievement! Makayla has reached the OFSAA finals (top 8) in each of her three years of High school, including winning OFSAA Bronze medals in 2017 and 2018. She has reached the pinnacle of high school sport in Ontario once again! Northwestern is very proud! Makayla has her sights set on a busy and competitive summer club season with the London-Western Track and Field Club.
Full SG Javelin Resultshttp://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2019/OFSAA/index.php?Day=SGJav.php
Full OFSAA Track and Field Resultshttp://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2019/OFSAA/