Golden girl Tasha Willing picked up three podium finishes at last week’s BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley.
Representing Chilliwack secondary school in the junior girls division, Willing finished first in the discus with a throw of 34.50 metres. She was second in shot-put (12.60m) and third in the hammer throw (49.31m).
In the senior girls division, Kalyn Head represented CSS in the 1500m race-walk, finishing ninth with a time of 8:56.83. Jonah Castillo competed in three events, finishing 10th in triple jump (9.91m) and 16th in long jump (4.58m). She was 22nd in the 100m dash at 13.45 seconds.
Sage Wilson was 19th in triple jump (9.06m).
In the senior boys division, Kevin Kim was 19th in triple jump with a leap of 10.90m.
GW Graham’s Ryan Higuchi reached the podium with a second place finish in senior boys triple jump, leaping 12.64m. He was ninth in long jump (6.15m) and 15th in high jump (1.70m).
Future Simon Fraser University trackster Jesse MacDuff placed eighth in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:05.45.
Thomas Bunn was 11th in javelin with a throw of 43.49m.
In the senior girls division, Jaya Bannerman was fifth in the 3000m run (11:35.42) and sixth in the 1500m run (5:14.45).
In the junior boys group, Dakota Mathers placed 18th in shot put (9.98m).
In the junior girls group, Kate Sokolowski was ninth in the 3000m run (10:55.74) and Megan Muir finished fourteenth in the 1500m steeplechase (6:07.74).
The Grade 8 boys division saw Thomas Schellenburg finish ninth in the 3000m run (10:28.82), with John Lee finishing 17th in shot-put (8.59m).
The Sardis secondary school contingent was led by Tanner Geary, who narrowly missed the podium in two junior boys events. Geary was fourth in the 800m run (2:01.49) and 1500m run (4:11.83). Kristian Biela was 18th in high jump, soaring 1.65m.
In the junior girls group, Kiana Olafson was 19th in the 1500m steeplechase (6:20.09) and Samir Rehmtulla was 21st in the 3000m run (10:04.77).
The senior girls group had Caitlin LeBlanc finishing 14th in the 1500m steeplechase (5:42.22) while Kelly Corley-Smith was 24th (6:27.91).
The Sardis junior boys 4x400m relay team finished seventh.
Logan Clegg, Michaela England, Caitlin Geary and Afton Servatius also competed, but did not make it past preliminaries in their events.
Unity Christian sent two athletes to provincials. Katie Procee bowed out in the preliminaries of the junior girls 300m hurdles event. Shae-Lynn Kooyman advanced to the finals of the Grade 8 girls long jump, finishing 24th (3.67m).
Owen Wright made it to the podium while representing Mt. Slesse middle school. Competing in the Grade 8 boys 1500m run, he placed second with a time of 4:28.97. Teammate Aly LeBlanc competed in the Grade 8 girls group, placing eighth in long jump (4.43m).
Flying the Chilliwack middle school banner in the Grade 8 boys division, Rowan Hamilton earned podium placing with a third place finish in shot-put (11.91m), and placed sixth in hammer throw (35.24m). Austyn Bell finished fourth in the 400m dash (56.62 seconds) and Luke Alger was 21st in shot-put with a throw of 7.32m.
The CMS Grade 8 boys 4x400m relay team finished ninth.
AD Rundle’s Marcus Aubin narrowly missed the podium in his event, finishing fourth in Grade 8 boys javelin (36.51m). Kent Hrusik was 12th in the 3000m run with a time of 10:55.68).
The junior girls division had Morgan Miller finishing seventh in discus (26.17m). The junior boys division had Noah Bailey finishing 16th in discus (28.76m).
Highroad Academy’s Benjamin Ewert competed in Grade 8 boys triple jump, finishing 17th (9.00m).
Vedder middle school’s Wil Kushniryk made the trip to Langley but didn’t make it past preliminaries in the Grade 8 boys 400m dash.
Find full results online at bctfa.ca/#/Results