Elgin Park’s Danielle Steer won two medals at last week’s Fraser Valley championships

South Surrey track athletes eye medals

High-school track and field championships begin Friday at Langley's McLeod Park.

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

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