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

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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