Fourteen Comox Valley athletes have qualified for the 2014 B.C. High School Track & Field Championships, which go May 29-31 in Langley.
The locals qualified for provincials by finishing in the top three of their event at the Vancouver Island championships, held May 14-15 in Victoria.
In Grade 9 Girls, Camryn Curts of Mark R. Isfeld won javelin, Julia Alexander (Highland) was second in 800m, Sophie Murray (G.P. Vanier) was second in 80m hurdles, Kenedy Olsen (Vanier) was third in discus and Vanier ‘A’ placed third in the 4x400m relay with Shyanna Walters, Haley Smith, Sophia Funk and Sophie Murray.
In Junior Girls, Elizabeth Stuart Bains (Highland) was second in hammer throw while in Senior Girls Sydney Vandermale (Vanier) was third in discus.
In Grade 9 Boys, Mac Christison (Highland) was third in high jump. In Junior Boys, Austin Long (Highland) was second in high jump.
In Senior Boys, Ryosuke Katsuraki (Vanier) won 110m hurdles and Tyler Kostiuk (Highland) was first in javelin.
(See a list of Comox Valley results from the Island championships at the end of this story).
Valley athletes hold an impressive number of Island track and field records, including:
•Grade 9 Girls 4x400m Courtenay Jr., 1990
•Junior Girls 100m Joanne Rogers (Courtenay Jr.) 1978
•Junior Girls 200m Joanne Rogers (Courtenay Jr.) 1978.
•Junior Girls long jump Sherry Collins (Vanier) 1984
•Senior Girls triple jump Katie Gallagher (Vanier) 2006
•Grade 9 Boys 3000m Matt Coley (Courtenay Jr.) 1992
•Junior Boys 4x100m (Vanier) 1999
•Junior Boys long jump James Potts (Highland) 1991
•Senior Boys 100m Nathan Taylor (Vanier) 2001
•Senior Boys 200m Nathan Taylor (Vanier) 2001
•Senior Boys 110m hurdles Brooke Hilliard (Vanier) 1991
•Senior Boys 400m hurdles Paul Cagna (Vanier) 1998
•Senior Boys 4x100m Vanier 2000
•Senior Boys long jump Craig Taylor (Vanier) 1978
•Senior Boys javelin Bill Neuman (Highland) 2000.
High School Championships
May 14-15 – Victoria
Grade 9 Girls
400m 5th Haley Smith – Vanier
800m 2nd Julia Alexander – Highland
80m hurdles 2nd Sophie Murray – Vanier, 8th Breanna Snyder – Highland
300m hurdles 5th Sophia Funk – Vanier
4x100m relay 6th Vanier ‘A’
4x400m relay 3rd Vanier ‘A’ – Shyanna Walters, Haley Smith, Sophia Funk, Sophie Murray. 6th Vanier ‘B’ – Eva Salmon, Sara Keeger-Atwell, Tannis Pigeon, Erin Walters
Long jump 9th Dillan Glennie – Vanier
Shot put 9th Kenedy Olsen – Vanier, 13th Nicole Williams – Vanier
Discus 3rd Kenedy Olsen – Vanier; 4th Nicole Williams – Vanier, 9th Shyanna Walters – Vanier
Javelin 1st Camryn Curts – Isfeld, 10th Nicole Williams – Vanier
400m 5th Chloe Gummer – Highland, 9th Mika Hamilton – Vanier, 10th Alexis Kellinghusen – Vanier
800m 10th Mika Hamilton – Vanier, 15th Chelsea Crawford – Vanier
3000m 7th Alexis Kellinghusen – Vanier
4x100m relay 5th Highland -Helaina Baker, Justine Mcmahon, Hannah Vallevand, Chloe Gummer
4×400 relay 6th Vanier ‘A’ – Mika Hamilton, Susie Hang, Alexis Kellinghusen, Chelsea Crawford
Long jump 10th Chloe Gummer – Highland, 16th Hannah Vallevand – Highland
Triple jump 13th Cassidy Maximick – Vanier, 14th Chelsea Crawford – Vanier
Shot put 11th Lizzy Bergeron Schump – Vanier, 14th Hannah Vallevand – Highland
Discus 12th Cassidy Maximick – Vanier, 13th Lizzy Bergeron Schump – Vanier
Hammer throw 2nd Elizabeth Stuart Bains – Highland
Javelin 12th Chelsea Crawford – Vanier
4x100m relay 7th Vanier ‘A’ – Cheyenne Frenette, Analise Cherry, Melissa Townsend, Cassidy Maximick
Long jump 10th Analise Cherry – Vanier, 15th Cheyenne Frenette – Vanier
Discus 3rd Sydney Vandermale – Vanier, 10th Ashianna Tearne – Vanier
Hammer throw 4th Sydney Vandermale – Vanier
Javelin 8th Ashianna Tearne – Vanier, 9th Faith Buckley – Highland
Grade 9 Boys
800m 10th Raymond Fukui – Vanier
3000m 4th Raymond Fukui – Vanier
100m hurdles 5th Mac Christison – Highland
300m hurdles 7th Bekkam Willis – Highland
4x100m relay 5th Highland – Mac Christison, Jake Gunston, Liam Walsh, Daniel Beaule, 6th Vanier ‘A’ – Joseph Whittington, Brad Teasdale, Andre Sutter, Raymond Fukui,
4x400m relay 6th Vanier – Joseph Whittington, Brad Teasdale, Andre Sutter, Raymond Fukui; 7th Highland ‘A’ – Bekkam Willis, Liam Walsh, Jake Gunston, Mac Christison
High jump 3rd Mac Christison – Highland, 6th Greg Wellwood – Isfeld
Triple jump 13th Andre Sutter – Vanier
Shot put 5th Brad Teasdale – Vanier
100m 7th Daniel Beaule – Highland
200m 8th Daniel Beaule – Highland
800m 7th Peter Gledhil, Isfeld; 14th Austin Pigeon, Vanier.
1500m 6th Peter Gledhill – Isfeld, 8th Torin Halvorson – Isfeld, 19th Mackenzie Kennedy-Veitch – Vanier
3000m 8th Torin Halvorson – Isfeld
100m hurdles 6th Alex Adamschek – Vanier, 8th Noah Pellat – Vanier, 10th Andrew Gilroyed – Vanier
300m hurdles 6th Austin Long – Highland
1500m steeplechase 4th Torin Halvorson – Isfeld
4x100m relay 7th Vanier ‘A’ – Alex Adamschek, Will Innes, Timothy Wilson, Noah Pellat
4x400m relay 9th Vanier ‘A’ – Will Innes, Austin Pigeon, Mackenzie Kennedy-Veitch, Andrew Gilroyed
High jump 2nd Austin Long – Highland, 6th Timothy Wilson – Vanier, 11th Austin Pigeon – Vanier
Long jump 8th Austin Long – Highland, 9th Alex Adamschek – Vanier
Triple jump 14th Noah Pellet – Vanier
110m hurdles 1st Ryosuke Katsuraki – Vanier
Shot put 7th Tyler Kostiuk – Highland
Javelin 1st Tyler Kostiuk – Highland