South Surrey track athletes eye medals
Some of the province’s best young track-and-field stars – including many from South Surrey, Cloverdale and White Rock – will be putting their talents on display this week in Langley, at B.C. High School Track and Field Championships.
The two-day event runs Friday and Saturday and Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park. Friday’s schedule consists mostly of heats – with the exception of racewalk and Grade 8-9 3,000-m finals – while Saturday’s schedule is full of final events. Action on both days begins at 9 a.m.
Abbotsford will also host a handful of provincial events. All “combined events” – heptathlon and decathlon – will be held at Abby’s Rotary Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
Among those aiming for medals this week are Elgin Park Secondary brothers Jake and Max Hanna; Semiahmoo runner Meghan Palesch, Lord Tweedsmuir shotputter and discus-thrower Ben Ingvaldson, as well as triple-jumper Sarah Buckingahm, and Earl Marriott’s Ally Ginther, a middle-distance runner, and Kathryn Van Ryswyk, who last week won two gold medals at the Fraser Valley Championships, in pole vault and 100-m hurdles.
For more on provincials, including a full schedule of events, visit www.bcfta.ca