A Langley athlete has captured the B.C. combined events championship.
Teenaged track phenom Georgia Ellenwood has done it again.
The Langley Secondary athlete successfully defended her B.C. high school combined events championship title Saturday in Abbotsford, to win the gold for the fourth consecutive year.
Along the way she broke the 27-year-old B.C. high school heptathlon record set in 1986 by Kelly-Anne Kempf, also of Langley. Ellenwood's overall score was 5,296, edging out the old record, which according to meet director Laurier Primeau was 5,262 points.
Her score also improves on her unofficial B.C. junior provincial hepathlon record which she achieved in California this past April.
Ellenwood's performance in the championships this year included a nation-leading high jump of 1.74 metres, which is only eight centimetres below the individual B.C. high school high jump record of 1.82m held by Prince George's Alyx Treasure, who now competes for Kansas State University.
Ellenwood will be competing in the individual high jump competition this weekend at the B.C. championships at Langley's MacLeod Stadium, as well as in the long jump and the 100m sprint.
She qualified in the 100m by winning the Fraser Valley championships a couple of weeks ago.
Ellenwood, who has accepted a full-ride scholarship offer with the University of Wisconsin, starting in 2013/14, was named the top female athlete at the B.C. high school meet in 2011, winning gold medals in the 100m hurdles, high jump, and long jump.
She missed the 2012 event due to injury.
This year's provincial meet at MAP starts Friday (May 31) and wraps up Saturday, June 1.
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