By Ottawa Sports Pages
Star Athlete: Amelia Van Brabant
Amelia Van Brabant of the Ottawa Lions helped propel the track-and-field club to the team point title at the Ontario U20 athletics championships, the first time it’s done so since 2014. Brabant, 16, won the women’s 3000-metre race and placed 6th in the 1500m event. Brabant, who enters Grade 11 in September, captured the 3000m title with a time of 9:57.73, which ranks her fourth in Canada among U18 women. The time is also the 7th best all time among female Lions. “Amelia’s time is spectacular for her age,” Lions head coach Richard Johnston said after the race. “She stepped up and raced up one age group ahead of hers. She is doing extremely well with her training program. The talent is there and now we must guide it.”
Star Team: Rideau Canoe Club
The Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) won the Ontario Cup, held in August, by scoring points across all U14, U16 and U18 racing classes. Julia Price was one standout for the club, putting in a six-medal performance in the girls’ U14 division. Two of those medals were gold, coming in the C2 and C4. The RCC’s Dan Morris and Nate Provost combined for 1st-place finishes in the boys’ C2 and C4. Morris placed 2nd and Provost placed 3rd in the C1 race. RCC girls swept the medals in the U16 C1 race, with Zoe Wojtyk winning gold in that race as well as the C2 and C4. Her younger sister, Abby Wojtyk, also placed 1st in the C4, and finished 2nd in the C2 and 3rd in the C1 race. Kayaker Callie Loch won the girls’ U16 K1 race, among other strong efforts.
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