Local athletes on Team Eastern at Summer Games

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Four Marystown athletes joined eight other athletes from Clarenville and surrounding areas to represent the Eastern Region in Athletics at the 2012 NL Summer Games.

Four of the members of the Eastern Athletics team at last month’s 2012 NL Summer Games hosted in Carbonear/Bay Roberts. This team won 6 out of the 9 medals for the Eastern Region. Local runners included Josh Parrott, Peter Ryan, Megan Ryan and Joey Pittman. Deidre Ryan Photo

Bob Hollett of Burin coached the athletes in their events in Carbonear.

This is the first time in eight years Burin Peninsula athletes have competed in athletics in the NL Summer Games. Our four athletes had a successful showing with two brining back a combined total of five medals, while the other two athletes had respectable finishes in their events.

Megan Ryan won three medals – two silver in the 1500 metre run and 3000 metre run along with a bronze in the Javelin. She also had two fourth place finishes in two Relays.

Joey Pittman won a pair of medals including two silver in the 100 metre Sprint and the High Jump. He also had a fifth place finish in a Relay.

Josh Parrott placed fifth in the High Jump and, despite an injury, came seventh in the Long Jump.

Peter Ryan placed sixth in the shot put; eighth in the javelin and ninth in the 400m Sprint.

The athletes would like to thank the Mariners Athletic Running Club for its support.

Organizations: Sprint, Mariners Athletic Running Club

Geographic location: Carbonear

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