Highlanders Ready to Take on Provincials

Our senior boys were very well represented on the podium this weekend. Josiah Dosunmu '24 picked up gold, silver, and bronze in his high jump, 100m dash, and 200m dash, respectively. Even better, in each of these events Josiah ran faster and jumped higher than he ever has. Our senior boys 4x100m relay team of Josiah, Alex Graham '25, Jeremy Aigbe '25, and David Akinboro '24 placed fourth and will be running their best at provincials. Jeremy had a huge personal best in his senior boys long jump, clearing 54 cm more of sand than just two weeks ago. The great result was first place and a gold medal.

Junior Chelsea James '29 ran in the high and hot sun to a gutsy bronze medal performance in her 1500m run. Finishing just one spot away from provincial qualification, Chelsea can nonetheless celebrate as she removed 18 seconds from her time in her 3000m race.

In the intermediate boys section, Harvey Hadley '27 ran a best time in his 800m race and finished in fourth place to punch his ticket to the Cape Breton University campus for provincials.

Sometimes you do your best, but your best isn’t enough to win a medal or move to the next stage of competition. Learning to celebrate your own personal victories is necessary to become successful and happy as an athlete, and I would say as a person. Marlowe Lister Wade '29 placed fifth in high jump, clearing the bar 8 cm further than any previous attempt. There are such things as heat performance calculators, and when you take that into account, Bethany MacDougall '29 had a best time in her grueling 1500m race. Ali MacLean '27 had personal bests in her 100m dash and 200m dash. Laura Oulton '27 improved by almost three seconds in her very hot 1500m race. Laura then ran with Fedora Asoh '27, Chelsea James (who was running up a division), and Ali MacLean in their 4x400m team, which improved by six seconds from the district championships.

Skye Hussey '26
had one of the biggest improvements of the weekend as she hopped, skipped, and jumped 47 cm further than she has ever triple jumped. Leslie Cuddihy '25 improved by a giant 2.55 metres in her senior girls javelin throw. Emmanuel Adaramodu '26 ran faster than he ever has in his 100m dash and then dropped an outstanding 1.5 seconds in his 200m dash. Harvey Hadley removed time in his 1500m run. Harvey and Emmanuel were also part of the 4x400m intermediate relay team including Keaton Pardy '26 and Marcelo Farias Ruiz '26 which improved from their district result. Our senior boys of 4x400m improved by more than seven seconds. It is clear from their effort that Josiah Dosunmu, David Akinboro, Alex Graham, and Jeremy Aigbe would like to run this relay many more times. Our junior boys 4x100m relay of Spencer Armstrong '30, Charlie Arthur '30, Sebastian Siu-Porter '29, and Ewan Shaw '30 put their best feet forward again and again as they improved from their district result. 

Hosting a track and field meet with more than 600 competitors over two days is an event that can only take place due to the concerted effort of dozens of willing volunteers. This includes our dedicated coaching staff and Maintenance Department. Our very special thank yous go to Mr. Alex Labreque, Ms. Pam James, and KES parents Mr. Edward James, Mrs. Paula James, and Mr. Donnie Armstrong who were among the first to arrive and the last to leave each day. 

We will depart on Thursday, May 30 for our final competition of the school year as we travel to Sydney, Cape Breton for our races, jumps, and throws on May 31 and June 1.

Phillip Hadley
Senior School Faculty

Athletics CTA
King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.