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Central Ontario Pony Club Tetrathlon Results

Central Ontario Pony Club Tetrathlon Results

Here are the overall highlight results of the 2003 Central Ontario Region of Pony Club regional tetrathlon, held June 21-22 in the Peterborough area. Details follow the highlights.

Among the Senior A Men, first place went to Zac McCue of the Kawartha Pony Club, with his brother James second and Ian Hutchison of the Centaurus Pony Club third. Toronto & North York Pony Club competitors swept the top three positions among the Senior A Women. Kendal Lehari finished first, Brittany Emery second and Courtney Cotter third.

At the Junior A level there were no overall placings for men. Maddie Baker of the Toronto & North York Pony Club finished first among the Junior A women, with Toronto & North York team-mate Karen Foell second and Mori Cruikshanks of the Uxbridge-Scugog Pony Club in third place.

Sean Cruikshanks of Uxbridge-Scugog was the winner among the Novice Men, with William Dow of the Pine Ridge Pony Club second and Jake Element, also of Pine Ridge, in third place. Samantha Galway of the Maple Pony Club was the winner among the Novice Women. Natalie Waters of the Uxbridge-Scugog Pony Club finished second, with Michaela Brown of the Kawartha Pony Club third.

There were no overall placings at the Senior B or Junior B levels among either the men or the women. Note that, when fewer than three placings have been awarded, it usually means that all other competitors in this division have been eliminated at the cross-country riding phase.

The individual high point champion was Kendal Lehari of the Toronto & North York Pony Club. The top team overall was also from the Toronto & North York Pony Club, comprising Ms. Lehari, Maddie Baker and Anna Laing-Fraser.

Tetrathlon is a demanding four-part competition: swimming, shooting (with air pistols), running and riding. In swimming, points are given for the time taken to complete a fixed distance (50-200m, depending on level). In shooting, the points are given for the number of shots in the target and their position in the target, like darts. Running is scored by time taken to complete a cross-country course (one kilometre for Novices, two for Juniors and Seniors). Riding is scored like the cross-country phase of eventing, with penalty points for refusals, falls and taking more – or less – than the optimum time to complete the course. Tetrathlon feeds into Modern Pentathlon, an Olympic sport which adds fencing to the mix.

Because of the running and swimming components, boys and girls compete in separate divisions in Tetrathlon. There are five levels for each: Junior A, Junior B, Senior A, Senior B and Novice. The “A” and “B” splits are determined by the competitors’ levels of riding skills as measured by the Canadian Pony Club testing system.

The winners of Regional competitions at the Senior and Junior “A” levels have a chance of being chosen to represent the region at national and international competitions. This year’s National Tetrathlon will be hosted by the B.C. Islands Region, from August 4th to 8th.

Here are phase-by-phase results.

Senior A Men

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Zac McCue Kawartha 1010 1 727 2 604 2 1057 2 3398 1
James McCue Kawartha 920 2 470 3 552 3 1410 1 3352 2
Ian Hutchison Centaurus 760 4 825 1 770 1 790 3 3145 3

Senior B Men

Shootihng Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Philip Lewis Maple 770 3 406 4 100 4 1474 1 2750 NA

Note that in all phases except riding, Senior A and B competitors are scored as one group.

Senior A Women

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Kendal Lehari Toronto & North York 875 2 728 3 640 3 1500 1 3743 1
Brittany Emery Toronto & North York 820 3 825 2 796 1 619 3 3060 2
Courtney Cotter Toronto & North York 990 1 832 1 376 4 725 2 2923 3

Senior B Women

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Jenna Patterson Pine Ridge 685 1 418 5 692 2 103 1 1898 NA
Amanda Gingrich Kawartha 480 2 490 4 250 5 E NA 1220 NA

Junior B Men

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Alyosha Stalk Uxbridge-Scugog 470 1 270 1 646 1 0 NA 1386 NA

NB – There were no Senior A Men entries this year.  Note that competitors must complete all four phases without being eliminated in any of them in order to receive an overall ranking.

Junior A Women

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Maddie Baker Toronto & North York 595 4 923 1 512 8 1396 3 3426 1
Karen Foell Toronto & North York 780 1 559 3 754 2 1310 4 3403 2
Mori Cruikshanks Uxbridge-Scugog 325 11 370 7 604 5 1500 2 2799 3
Erin Blakeley Kawartha 545 7 142 10 566 7 1500 1 2753 4
Thomasin Element Pine Ridge 550 6 410 6 838 1 0 NA 1798 NA
D’Arcy Hutchison Centaurus 495 8 657 2 90 11 0 NA 1242 NA

NB – The riding phase is scored out of 1500, with points deducted for refusals, falls, or riding faster or slower than the optimum time range.  There is a buffer zone of ten seconds on each side of the optimum time.  When more than one rider finishes with no deductions, placings are awarded in order of closeness to the optimum time without exceeding it.

Junior B Women

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Chiara Meneguzzie Maple 615 3 446 5 644 4 1332 3 3037 NA
Caitlin Osz Toronto & North York 255 12 454 4 590 6 1428 1 2727 NA
Kayla Byer Kawartha 435 9 170 9 432 9 1374 2 2411 NA
Laura Parliament Uxbridge-Scugog 385 10 0 NA 684 3 1330 4 2399 NA
Brittany Sirtonski Pine Ridge 635 2 194 8 340 10 0 NA 1169 NA
Rebecca Alkalay-Houlihan Maple 570 5 100 11 70 12 0 NA 740 NA

Novice Men

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Sean Cruikshanks Uxbridge-Scugog 564 2 938 1 910 2 1500 1 3912 1
William Dow Pine Ridge 552 3 816 2 888 3 1325 3 3581 2
Jake Element Pine Ridge 696 1 722 3 944 1 850 4 3212 3
James Cruikshanks Uxbridge-Scugog 156 4 677 4 830 4 1450 2 3113 4

Novice Women

Shooting Swimming Running Riding Overall
Name Branch Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Samantha Galway Maple 696 1 1061 1 974 1 1500 3 4231 1
Natalie Waters Uxbridge-Scugog 648 2 924 3 942 3 1400 7 3914 2
Michaela Brown Kawartha 564 4 737 10 914 5 1500 4 3715 3
Anna Laing-Fraser Toronto & North York 324 6 918 4 830 10 1500 1 3572 4
Claire Gillies Maple 108 9 962 2 954 2 1450 6 3474 5
Emilie Fox Kawartha 144 8 766 8 872 7 1500 2 3282 6
Hannah Galway Maple 0 11 766 9 860 8 1500 5 3126 7
Alexandra Reynolds Kawartha 288 7 575 11 848 9 1350 8 3061 8
Colleen Alkalay-Houlihan Maple 636 3 844 6 940 4 0 NA 2420 NA
Jasmin Ainsworth Pine Ridge 432 5 794 7 762 11 0 NA 1988 NA
Bridget Sirtonski Pine Ridge 60 10 874 5 908 6 0 NA 1842 NA

Team trophies for each phase were awarded based on points compiled by the highest scoring senior, junior and novice competitor from each Branch, regardless of gender.  The shooting trophy went to the Kawartha Pony Club, based on scores from  Zac McCue, Erin Blakely and Michaela Brown.  Toronto & North York took the swimming trophy with scores from Courtney Cotter, Maddie Baker and Anna Laing-Fraser.  In running, Pine Ridge won with scores from Jenna Patterson, Thomasin Element and Jake Element.  Kawartha took the riding trophy based on scores from James McCue, Erin Blakely and, at the Novice level, a tie between Michaela Brown and Emilie Fox.

For even more information, get in touch with Liz or Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Region Pony Club Communications Co-Chairs, or call 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home), or Tetrathlon Co-ChairsAllan or Kathy McCue at 705-657-1257 (home).