“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 20th - 26th
Junior Boy - Pablo Musi Castro is a natural leader on the rugby pitch in both attitude and skill. He caught on to the game easily, demonstrating confidence, athleticism, and enthusiasm each step of the way. Pablo has a true love for the game. His sheer speed and agility could have led him to countless trys this past weekend, but he was equally as satisfied helping to set up more challenging plays with his teammates and moving the ball across the field. Well done!
Junior Girl - Maria Fernandez Carrera had a fantastic term of sevens rugby. She was a force on the pitch, supporting her team, initiating plays, and making strong tackles. She gave her all during each practice and game in both spirit and effort, and she demonstrated confidence getting involved in contact and going up against tough opponents. Congratulations, Maria.
Senior Girl - At the Western Regional Championships, Tyra Alleyne made an impact on the Intermediate girls sprinting events. In the 80m hurdles she earned a SILVER medal and Tyra stepped to the podium, again, for a BRONZE medal in her Intermediate girls 100m Dash.
Senior Boy - We've all heard about Duncan McLaughlin’s stellar accomplishment at last year's Provincial Track & Field meet where he set a new record in the Intermediate discuss throws. In the first meet of this season, in the Senior division, he came 2nd with a throw of 31.8m to an older and larger competitor by half a meter or so (give or take). At the District Meet last Saturday, Duncan threw an amazing 39.81, around 6 meters farther than his second place competition. Duncan is a strong athlete both in body and in mind. He is a monster competitor too. Look out for him to unleash his next Personal Best at the Provincial Track Meet this weekend. Set loose the Beast, Duncan; we're all rooting for you!
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 29th – JUNE 2nd
Junior Boy - Zach Logan has a strong understanding of rugby sevens and led his teammates this season by modeling a consistent and solid work ethic, excellent skill, and a positive attitude. He was a driving force for his team at the Loyalists Jamboree and games played at RNS. A persistent and fearless tackler, Zach was a defensive strength, and also made several game changing runs to the try line on offence. There is no doubt this athlete has a bright future in KES athletics and will be a welcome addition to the Senior rugby programme. Congratulations, Zach!
Junior Girl - Valeria Cristobal Garrido had a great weekend on the rugby pitch in New Brunswick playing against teams from Fredericton and Rothesay Netherwood School. After playing with the Senior girls for the season, Valeria was a strong addition to the Junior sevens roster. She has an excellent feel for the game, and kept a cool and focused mind under pressure. Valeria knows how to give and receive a tackle and was always ready to make a key pass at the right moment. Well done, Valeria.
Senior Girl - Track and Field rookie Aaliyah Arab-Smith and all of Nova Scotia have found out that along with being a scoring star on the wood court, she is a speedy star on an oval. Competing in her first NSSAF Provincial Championships, Aaliyah swept the sprint events as she earned GOLD in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. Both runs also count among the all-time top 10 on the Wall of Payne.
Senior Boy - In three years of running track and field for our School, Luis Espinosa has made a significant and positive impact. Along the way to being the first King's-Edgehill student to ever break the 2-minute barrier for 800 meters this past weekend at the NSSAF Track and Field Provincial Championships, Luis became Provincial Champion in both the 400 meter dash and 800 meter run and he anchored the 4x400 meter relay team to a GOLD medal as well. Better yet, Luis now sits atop of the all-time list of the Wall of Payne, smashing the 32-year-old record set in 1987 by Old Boy and Head Boy Rory Ramsey!
Mr. Kim WalshDirector of Athletics
Athletics is one of the four pillars of a KES education. Sports are mandatory at every age and part of the day's schedule. With that much time devoted to physical activity, it's a good thing we have so many choices! Download the Athletics Photojournal.