Highland Secondary School has a new provincial champion.
Elizabeth Gummer won a gold medal in senior girls 400m hurdles at the BC High School Championship track meet in Nanaimo with a time of 1:00.99. She had earlier won the Vancouver Island championship in Victoria for 400m hurdles, setting a meet record of 1:01.21.
Other Highland athletes competing at the provincial meet were Nicola Knubley (eighth in 800m), Carley Buckley (200m), Hans Haagerup (high jump), and Tim Christiensen (high jump).
“Many thanks to all the school coaches, community coaches, parents and volunteers who helped make this a very successful track and field season for the three Comox Valley high schools,” a spokesperson said.