Upper Canada College teams and individual athletes of various ages celebrated Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) championships in five different sports in the spring season.
The U10, U12 and U13 track and field teams won their individual age groups, which enabled UCC to claim the overall U14 track and field title. The U12 team compiled more than 200 points, while the second place team earned 36, helped by Grayson Wheeler setting a CISAA record in the 60-metre hurdles and Jason Lee beating UCC records in the 100 metres and triple jump. Brodie Bitove pulled off the same feat as Lee in the U10 division.
The U14 Grade 7 softball team competed in U14 D2 and went undefeated to capture the CISAA championship.
The U12 Grade 6A softball team completed an undefeated season en route to its seventh consecutive CISAA championship. The team’s closest game of the year came in the final when it defeated UCC’s U12 Grade 5 team 6-5 in the bottom of the last inning.
The U12 Grade 6B softball team also captured the D2 CISAA championship after narrowly defeating St. Andrew’s College and Crestwood School in the championship round robin.
There was a similar result in tennis, where UCC’s Prep team went undefeated during the regular season and was seeded first in its division going into the CISAA championships. It ended up finishing second to UCC’s Grade 8 team, which also finished first in its division going in.
UCC’s U16 tennis team was also victorious at CISAA, as was the varsity tennis squad for the 22nd time in the last 25 years.
The UCC U14 rugby team defeated Hillfield Strathallan College 17-3 in the final to win its championship.
After going winless in the previous two years, UCC’s cricket team registered an undefeated season that included a five-run victory over St. Andrew’s College in the final. It was the team’s first title in 10 years, and it will face a new challenge next year as more than half of the team has graduated.
The varsity track and field team claimed the CISAA championship on the strength of gold medal performances by several of its members — most notably Clayton Jeffrey, who won the senior boys’ 110-metre and 400-metre hurdles as well as the senior boys’ long jump. He also teamed up with Kal Shaw, Justin Wong and Ben McDonald to win the senior boys’ four by 100-metre relay.
Darwin Jamil finished first in the junior boys’ 100 metres and the 300-metre hurdles. Jordan Rao was the senior boys’ high jump champ while Andrew O’Reilly outpaced the field in the midget boys’ 3000-metre race.