Middle schoolers on track at provincials

Three Chilliwack middle schools had athletes competing at last weekend's provincial track and field championships.

GW Graham’s Begiizhik Nahwegabow qualified for finals in the Grade 8-9 girls long jump

Chilliwack-area middle school students in Grades 8 and 9 competed in their own track and field provincials last weekend.

Their event was also held at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley.

AD Rundle had Noah Bailey competing in the boys’ shot-put, where he placed 20th with a mark of 9.86 metres.

In the girls’ shot-put, Morgan Miller hit 7.46m to finish 15th.

Vedder middle school’s Tanner Geary competed in two events.

He was 11th in the 800m run preliminaries with a time of 2:08.86, and 22nd in the 400m dash preliminaries with a time of 57.83 seconds.

His 800m time was two seconds better than his previous personal best.

Afton Servatius ran the 80m hurdles, setting a new personal best with a 14.77 second mark in preliminaries.

Samir Rehmtulla competed in two long-distance running events, making the finals in both. He placed 21st overall in the 1500m run at 4:41.66, and 22nd in the 3000m run at 10:14.08.

GW Graham had two athletes qualify for finals.

Begiizhik Nahwegabow was 19th in the girls’ long jump with a leap of 4.26m.

Kate Sokolowski was 20th in the girls’ 1500m run with a time of 5:15.60. She also competed in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:39.28 in a preliminary race.

Get full results online at bctfa.ca/results.html

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