Tasha Willing brought home gold and bronze medals from last week's provincial high school track and field championships.

Soltys among BC’s best at track and field provincials

Jasmine Soltys, Tasha Willing and Will Craig were among locals grabbing gold at Langley's McLeod Athletic Park.

Chilliwack middle school’s Jasmine Soltys was the golden girl at last week’s BC High School Track and Field Championships.

The Chilliwack middle school student was an underdog coming into her event, the Grade 8 girls’ 500 gram javelin.

Ranked sixth out of 27, she stepped up and unleashed a throw of 31.96 metres — a new personal best that was nearly three metres farther than the runner up, MEI middle school’s Kyla Smith.

Provincials were held at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, and Soltys was one of several Chilliwackians in the mix.

The following are top five finishers;

Chilliwack secondary school’s Tasha Willing found the podium with a gold medal performance in the senior womens’ four kilogram shot-put.

Willing’s throw of 11.48m topped second place Kaila Butler (Terry Fox) by the narrowest of margins, with Butler recording 11.44m.

Willing medaled again in the one kg discus with a throw of 36.52m, and narrowly missed a medal in the four kg hammer-throw, finishing fourth at 47.73m.

Unity Christian’s Will Craig grabbed gold in the Grade 8 boys’ four kg shot-put, heaving the ball 11.92m.

UC’s Grade 8 girls’ 4x400m relay team (Christina and Diana Malou, Kirsten Kampman and Melissa Dieleman) turned in a bronze medal performance.

Chilliwack middle school’s Rowan Hamilton scored a silver medal in the junior mens’ five kg hammer-throw.

He just missed in the 1.5 kg discus, finishing fourth in that event.

He was fifth in the five kg shot-put.

Vedder middle school’s Zain Rehmtulla bagged bronze in the Grade 8 boys’ 3000m run, clocking in at 10:08.90.

Morgan Miller of CSS finished fifth in the junior womens’ one kg discus.

CSS student Kalyn Head put her best foot forward in the senior womens’ 1500m race-walk, finishing fifth in 9:27.69.

Sardis secondary’s Kristian Biela qualified for the final in the senior mens’ 400m hurdles where he finished fifth in 1:00.43.

Vedder middle school’s Diego Eraso finished fifth in the Grade 8 boys’ 400m dash.

Find full results, including finals and preliminaries, online at bctfa.ca/assets/final-results.pdf

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