UPDATE: BC Summer Games: Langley’s Ian Vandergugten wins again

A Langley athlete is among hundreds taking part in this weekend's Games, which is based out of Abbotsford.

Vandergugten also took the top spot in the 100-metre dash on Friday

Ian Vandergugten is doing Langley proud.

The 15-year-old took the gold in the 100-metre hurdles on Saturday at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.

His time was 13.99, over Noah Russell of West Kelowna (14.64) and Nanoose Bay’s Shane Stewart (15.37).

SUNDAY UPDATE:

Langley teen nabs gold in 100m, silver in long jump

It was a productive first day at the BC Summer Games for Vandergugten.

Vandergugten advanced from the 100m preliminaries to that afternoon’s final.

And he took top spot in the final heat, crossing the line in 12.05, ahead of Coquitlam’s Jaden Severy (12.19) and Richmond’s Hiroki Sato (12.22).

But rather than bask in the glory of his victory, he was quickly moving across the track at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium to the long jump pit, where he secured the silver medal.

“It was pretty awesome,” Vandergugten said about winning the 100m title.

The time was not his best as there were some pretty strong head winds the racers dealt with.

The 15-year-old from Langley admitted to some nerves.

“There is a lot of competition here,” he said, adding that the opening ceremonies the night before were still in his head.

“It has been a great experience so far.”

As for the silver medal, Vandergugten said he was happy to find the podium, especially since his jump of 5.82m wasn’t near his personal best.

• Stay tuned to the Langley Advance for more Games coverage

 

Just Posted

WATCH: Langley art beneath the vines helps hospice

West Coast Fine Arts late summer show enjoyed natural light in a winery’s greenhouse.

Langley health fair aimed at newcomers to the community

An LCSS event combined fun for kids with information on health services.

Election signs trashed on Langley’s 208th Street

Someone apparently knocked down a block of signs in Willoughby.

VIDEO: Cedar Rim Nursery celebrates 40th anniversary

The celebration created a buzz at the nursery with local vendors, tours and a kids zone

Car crash, wires down cause power failures in Langley

Hundreds of people spent some time in the dark Friday and Saturday.

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

With Vancouver currently sitting four points out of a post-season spot, each contest is crucial

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

Most Read