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

 

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