Sardis secondary school's Kelly Corley-Smith splashes down during the senior girls 1500 metre steeplechase. Corley-Smith ran the event at last week's high school track and field provincials.

Sardis secondary school's Kelly Corley-Smith splashes down during the senior girls 1500 metre steeplechase. Corley-Smith ran the event at last week's high school track and field provincials.

Willing winner at track and field provincials

Willing, Sardis secondary's Kelly Corley-Smith (pictured) and others competed in last week's year-end meet in Langley.

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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canadian Reformed Church in Chilliwack. (GoogleMaps)
OPINION: Churches that defy the law and public health orders are in the extreme minority

The nature of news coverage means that aberrations from the norm are what make the headlines

Projects recently approved by council will tackle homelessness in Chilliwack. (Black Press file photo)
Latest projects taking on homelessness in Chilliwack focused on pandemic pivoting

4 key service providers will share a blended fund of almost $160,000 in Reaching Home funding

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Lawyers for the British Columbia government and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are back in B.C. Supreme Court today, squaring off over the legality of COVID-19 rules that prohibit in-person religious services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. top doctor has power to restrict access to a place during health hazard: lawyer

Under B.C.’s Public Health Act, Jacqueline Hughes says, Henry can restrict or prevent entry to a place

These free, postage-paid postcards were sent to 13.5 million households across Canada. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
OPINION: Singing the praises of these postcards of positivity

I typed this ode to the loveliness of hand-written notes on a computer but the point still stands

Snow is still coming down in Hemlock Valley. (Emil Anderson Maintenance/Twitter)
VIDEO: Spring is coming, but snow sticking around in Hemlock Valley

If you’re up the mountain, don’t put away your toques just yet

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C. on the COVID-19 situation. (B.C. government)
Dr. Bonnie Henry predicts a ‘post-pandemic world’ for B.C. this summer

‘Extending this second dose provides very high real-world protection to more people, sooner’

Malawian police guard AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after the shipment arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi, Friday March 5, 2021. Canada is expecting its first shipments of AstraZeneca vaccine next week. (Associated Press/Thoko Chikondi)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to 634 Friday, four more deaths

Currently 255 people in hospital, 66 in intensive care

A crashed helicopter is seen near Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island on Friday March 5, 2021. Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition after the crash. (Irene Paulus/contributed)
2 people in serious condition after helicopter goes down on Bowen Island

Unclear how many passengers aboard and unclear where the helicopter was going

Surrey Pretrial in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. transgender inmate to get human rights hearing after being held in mostly male jail

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal member Amber Prince on March 3 dismissed the pretrial’s application to have Makayla Sandve’s complaint dismissed

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing the pastor

The Netflix logo on an iPhone. B.C. delayed imposing sales tax on digital services and sweetened carbonated beverages as part of its response to COVID-19. Those taxes take effect April 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
B.C. applies 7% sales tax on streaming, vaping, sweet drinks April 1

Measures from 2020 budget were delayed due to COVID-19

Chief Don Tom of the Tsartlip First Nation was outraged after Green MLA Adam Olsen revealed on social media that the community had been experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak – a fact the First Nation had chosen to keep private to avoid racist backlash as experienced by the Cowichan Tribes when an outbreak was declared there in January. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ after Green MLA reveals COVID-19 outbreak

Tsartlip First Nation chief shares concerns about racist backlash, MLA apologizes

A lawyer wears a face mask and gloves to curb the spread of COVID-19 while waiting to enter B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. British Columbia’s highest court has sided with the land owner in a dispute over public access to public land. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. high court finds in favour of large landowner in fight over access to pair of lakes

The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club launched legal action after the cattle company blocked road and trail access

Most Read