Dover Bay already has some of the fastest runners in the province, and they’re still getting faster.
The Dolphins won provincial gold last weekend in the 4×400-metre relay at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium. Andrew DeGroot, Peter Oxland, Thomas Oxland and Sean McKenzie finished the race in three minutes, 25.82 seconds. McKenzie, running anchor, passed his St. George’s counterpart with 200m to go and Dover won by less than half a second.
Also medalling was Joel DeSchiffart of Nanaimo Christian School, who was second in the 2,000m steeplechase and third in the 3,000m race. McKenzie placed fourth in the 400m race and Thomas Oxland was fourth in the 800m. Brandon Bonnetplume of John Barsby Community Secondary School was fifth in high jump, Dover’s Garrett Dunlop came fifth in the 2,000m steeple, and Carly O’Sullivan of Nanaimo District came fifth in the 1,500m steeple.
In junior competition, Jenaya Pynn of Wellington Secondary School placed second in both the 400m and 800m and Dover’s Carter Higgins came second in the 800m.