Gators top Langley medal count at track championships

Langley hosted the annual provincial high school competition last week.

Langley hosted the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships from May 31 to June 2.

Athletes challenged each other, and were also challenged by windy conditions on Friday at the McLeod Athletic Park. At some points during the second day of competition, pole vaulting was briefly delayed because wind was knocking the bar off its perch.

Ethan Foster of D.W. Poppy topped the field in the men’s senior pole vault, with a height of 3.8 metres.

Brookswood’s Dominique Ronse took second in the junior women’s long jump.

Langley Christian had some good finishes, including a first in the junior women’s 800 metre run and a third in the junior women’s 400 metre run by Brooke Mussche. The school’s Jordan Dickhof topped the men’s Grade 8 javelin finals.

Kevin Hughes of Langley Secondary nabbed a bronze in the senior men’s 200 metre dash.

But it was Walnut Grove that dominated in the medal count among Langley schools.

Among other local results, Walnut Grove’s Grade 8 girls took third in the finals of the 4×100 metre relay, and fourth in the 4×400 metre relay; Jordan Jacobs took fourth in the junior 100 metre dash and third in the 200 metre dash, Holly Harrison took bronze in the 80 metre junior hurdles,

Walnut Grove’s women’s junior team won gold in the 4×100 metre junior relay, and silver in the 4×400 metre event.

Prabhasha took third in the junior women’s long jump.

Cassidy Cardle won the junior 1500 metre women’s race walk.

Natalia Monro took the silver in the women’s senior long jump. Nicholas Monro took first in the men’s Grade 8 400 metre dash.

David Midgley won the men’s Grade 8 100 metre and 200 metre dash events.

Walnut Grove’s Grade 8 boys took first in the men’s Grade 8 4×400 metre relay.

 

Grade 8 Girls 80m Hurdles, top three finishers Abby Gamache, MEI Middle, Laysha Tunti, Pacific Academy, Isabelle van den Doal, West Van.

Emily Persiehl of Burnaby Central competed in the prelimnary heats of the women’s 100 metre senior hurdles Friday at the McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance

Sean Ryan of Vancouver College competed in the pole vault prelims on Friday morning at McLeod Athletic Park.

Sean Ryan of Vancouver College competed in the pole vault prelims on Friday morning at McLeod Athletic Park. Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance

Keaton Lees of Semiahmoo Secondar competed in the men’s junior pole vault. Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance

Logan Onderwater of Abbotsford competed in the junior pole vault at McLeod Athletic Park Friday morning. Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance