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Seguin works on his pole vaulting form, hoping for season to resume

To stay in top form and in homes of the competitive track and field season resuming from its break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martintown’s Brennan Seguin has been working out, along with his University of Guelph teammates, informally, under the guidance of the Gryphons coach.

Back in early March, the Gryphons track and field team, at the U-Sports championships held in Alberta, captured the national men’s and women’s titles. It was the school’s third straight year topping Canadian universities.

2020 Gryphons track and field team celebrates its national championship. (University of Guelph photo)

In the men’s pole vault, Seguin placed fourth overall, clearing 4.73 metres. The winner of the event was Daniel Gleason, of the York Lions, who cleared 5.13 metres.

Seguin is a graduate of Char-Lan DHS and was trained during his high school years by Rory Blackadder. This was the vaulter’s second year at Guelph. In 2019 at nationals, held in Montreal, he earned bronze with a 4.96 m jump.

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2020 Raisin River Canoe Race booked for April 19

The 48th annual Raisin River Canoe Race will be held April 19, 2020, the Raisin Regio Conservation Authority, primary organizers of the event, have announced.

March 17 UPDATE: 2020 canoe race cancelled.

As of this posting, the RRCA website had not been updated with details, but more information should be available soon, along with online registration.

canoe race promo
Raisin Region Conservation Authority graphic

The race, which is open to canoes and kayaks, traditionally starts in St. Andrew’s West, on the grounds of St. Andrew’s School, running downstream through Martintown to Williamstown, a distance of approximately 30 km.

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Raisin River Canoe Race scheduled for Sunday

This year’s edition of the Raisin River Canoe Race is set to take place Sunday, April 15, running the usual course from St. Andrews West, downstream through Martintown to Williamstown. Unfortunately for participants and spectators alike, the weather is looking decidedly un-spring-like.

I have a story in this week’s edition of The Glengarry News to help you get ready, and as usual, I will be on the river shooting photos of the action.

river in Martintown
Raisin River in Martintown: April 11, 2018
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