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Rams track teams look to keep upward trend

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 April 2020 at 7:37 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Veteran members of the Roy-Hart track squads include, in front, Will Rickard and Ozzy Moore. In back Maddie Colley, Anna Rickard, McCarthy Lang and Nadia White.

Having steadily moved up the Niagara-Orleans League standings each of the last two years, the Roy-Hart track squads look to continue that momentum anchored by a good nucleus of returnees.

Both Roy-Hart teams went 3-3 in N-O competition last spring.

Ozzy Moore, who won the 3200 and placed second in the 1600 at the All-League meet, heads the veteran group for the Roy-Hart boys squad which also includes seniors Will Rickard (hurdles, relays) and Jacob Palmer (5th in Shotput) and junior Aiden Bligh (5th in 400).

The Roy-Hart girls squad is led by a quintet of top three All-League meet place finishers including seniors Kali Scharping (1st in High Jump) and  Anna Rickard (2nd in 1500 and 3000), freshman Nadia White (2nd in 400 and 4th in Triple Jump) along with juniors McCarthy Lang (3rd Pole Vault) and Maddie Colley (3rd Pentathlon).

The Lady Rams also return junior Bri Meaney (5th in 400 Hurdles) and sophomore Justine Lavery (5th in 100 Hurdles).

Like all other teams, the Rams are waiting for schools, which are currently closed due to the coronavirus confer, to reopen so the schedule can begin.