Rain and shine
Somebody should have told the hosts of last week’s World Celebration track meet that just because they’re called Ocean Athletics, it doesn’t mean they have to hold their events underwater.
But despite soaking wet, blustery conditions, the meet – held Wednesday at South Surrey Athletic Park – was still well-attended, and featured hundreds of top track and field athletes from throughout the Lower Mainland, including many from South Surrey.
And as was the case with the Surrey championships just a few days prior to Wednesday’s exhibition meet, the men’s 18-19 year-old 3,000-m run was among the highlights.
Ocean Athletics’ Jack Williams again topped the field in a time of eight minutes, 43.79 seconds, beating fellow OA teammate Jake Bruchet, who finished in 8:56:13.
There were plenty other top showings at the Ocean Athletics-hosted event. Lexy Reimer, a Semiahmoo Secondary student, finished second in the girls 14-15-year-old 100-m dash; White Rock Christian Academy’s Britney Hearn – running unattached – won both the 16-17-year-old 100-m and 18-19 200-m dash; Semi’s Isabella Koch was third in the girls 14-15 200-m.
In the men’s 18-19 race, White Rock Christian’s Sean Keane topped the field, in a of 4:03.87.
In the girls 14-15-year-old 400-m, Ocean Athletics’ Sarah Korpach finished first and WRCA student Hannah Beaton was third. Beaton was also second in the 800.
In the girls 16-17 400-m, Ocean Athletics’ Emma Scott picked up silver, and in the 800-m, OA teammates Alison Williams and Colleen Butler finished first and second, respectively.
In the women’s 18-19 hammer throw, Richmond Kajaks’ Samantha Kennedy – a Lord Tweesdmuir student – set a new meet record, with a throw of 48.66 m.
For more results, visit www.oceanathletics.org