Track and Field

Denis Power captures Provincial Cross Country Silver Medal (Fall 2015)

Congratulations to Denis Power who took home the Provincial Silver medal at this years SSNL Provincial Cross Country  Championships in Glovertown. Denis, a grade 12 student at Stella Maris has now medalled in four consecutive years at this event.  Way to go, Denis!


Congratulations Denis -May 2015

Congratulations to Denis Power who took home 2 bronze medals at this years SSNL Provincial Track and Field Championships in Mt. Pearl May 22-23. Denis captured a bronze in the 1500m and another in the 3000m race. Way to go, Denis!


(L-R) Rachel Coombs, Denis Power

Power completes another successful Cross Country Season (Fall 2014)

Denis Power completed yet another successful cross country season by capturing the gold medal in the Youth boys division at the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association’s (NLAA) Provincial Championship at Pippy Park in St. John’s on November 8th. Denis completed the 4km course in 16:01 and crossed the finish line well ahead of his closest competition. Denis overcame not only his competitors but also heavy winds and rain to accomplish this tremendous feat. In addition to the NLAA Provincial championship, Denis won the  bronze medal in the Sr. Boys race at the School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador (SSNL) Provincial Cross Country meet which was held in Springdale in October. In order to qualify for this event Power finished in the top 3 (2nd) in the Avalon Regions Regional run which took place Oct. 11th at Bowring Park in St. John’s. Other Highlights to his cross country season include: Gold medal at the annual Harvest run In Carbonear (3rd year in a row) and two silver medals at the NLAA running series for schools events held in St. John’s . Denis who is a grade 11 student at Stella Maris Academy in Trepassey is already looking forward to next year’s races to build on the success he was had over the past number of years. Way to go, Denis!


Cross Country (Fall 2013)

On October 28th, 21 students from Stella Maris Academy traveled to Carbonear for the annual Harvest Run.  This annual Trinity – Conception –  Placentia School Regional Cross Country running meet is a very important race for schools in that it gives younger students a chance to represent their schools in competition with other schools. This year, approximately 1000 students from over thirty Avalon Peninsula schools participated in the event. All students participated well, enjoyed their races and even managed to make a few new friends throughout the day. Our school was thrilled to have two medal winners. Nick Luther raced to the bronze medal in the grade 8 Boys’ race while Denis Power captured the gold medal as the winner of the Senior Boys’ race. Both of these results are certainly outstanding achievements. Congratulations, Nick and Denis!! Overall, the day was a great success as all students enjoyed the competitions and atmosphere.  We congratulate all participants as excellent representatives of their school and communities. The students are already looking forward to going back next year!


Good Luck, Denis!

Denis Power will be representing the Avalon region at the SSNL Provincial Cross Country Championships in Springdale on October 25/26. Denis has had a very successful cross country season to date winning numerous medals including a silver medal at the NLAA Provincial Cross Country Championships, a bronze medal at the Regional Cross country meet and was the overall Sportsmanship/Dedication medal winner at this meet as well. Keep up the great work, Denis.


SMA Track and Field May 2013

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L-R: Denis Power, Chris Ryan, Nick Luther

Results of the NLAA JR High Boys Track meet (@Mt. Pearl)
Denis- 100 Metre Race (bronze); 12oom(silver); 2000m(Gold)

Chris- 1200m(7th); 2000m(8th); long jump(8th)

Nick-1200m(8th); 2000m(7th); long jump(7th)

Cross Country (Fall 2012):

Denis Power concluded a successful cross country season by capturing the bronze medal in the junior boys division at the Provincial Cross Country championship in Stephenville last weekend. Competing in a field of approximately 40 runners, Denis finished in 3rd place and took home the bronze medal. He earned the right to take part in this event by placing in the top three at the regional cross country meet held at Laval in early October.

 Other accomplishments during the season:
– winner of the grade 9 boys race in the annual Harvest Run ( Set a new record)
– Silver medal and bronze medal in two warm-up races held in St. John’s