Back in 1970, Paul Majury, a student at Grand River Collegiate Institute, set a new Central Western Ontario record in the senior boys’ long jump with a leap of 6.18 metres.
That record stood for 40 years until last week when Cory Giroux of EDSS smashed it by jumping 6.36 metres.
Giroux’s teammate Scott Shea was just two centimeters off the old record with a 6.16-metre jump.
Finishing one-two in the event, both qualified for the OFSAA regionals being held Friday and Saturday at the University of Windsor. The West regional meet includes the Central Western Ontario, Southwestern Ontario and Western Ontario athletic associations.
The top four competitors from each regional meet advance to the provincial championships in London the first weekend in June.
Other EDSS athletes placing in the top four at CWOSSA last week were:
Matt Bannon, second in the midget boys’ 1,500 and 3,000-metre races;
Sab Huber, third in the midget boys’ 200m;
Chadd Bauman, third in the midget boys’ shot put;
Melanie Schwartzentruber, second in the midget girls’ javelin;
Jordan Moore, tied for fourth in the junior boys’ high jump;
Jasmine Wilson, third in the junior girls’ javelin;
Emeka Agada, first in the senior boys’ 100m and third in the senior boys’ high jump;
Cory Giroux, third in the senior boys’ 100m;
Madeline Charnuski, second in the senior girls’ 400m and the 400m hurdles and third in the senior girls’ 100m hurdles;
Lydia Frey, third in senior girls’ javelin.