Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Olivia Lundman competes in race walk at a meet in Nanaimo in May. The following weekend she won the B.C. championship in junior girls’ race walk with a record-setting time. (PHILLIP VANNINI photo/Nanaimo Track and Field Club)

Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete Olivia Lundman competes in race walk at a meet in Nanaimo in May. The following weekend she won the B.C. championship in junior girls’ race walk with a record-setting time. (PHILLIP VANNINI photo/Nanaimo Track and Field Club)

Lantzville teen sets race-walking record at high school provincials

Olivia Lundman of Dover Bay wins junior girls’ 1,500-metre race walk

A Nanaimo teen became provincial champion in race walking with a record-setting time.

Olivia Lundman of Dover Bay Secondary School won the junior girls’ 1,500-metre race walk at B.C. High School Track and Field Championships May 30-June 1 in Kelowna.

Lundman’s time of seven minutes, 5.63 seconds was more than a minute faster than the second-place finisher in the event. It was also a new record, bettering a 2015 time by more than six seconds.

Lundman was one of two locals to win high school track and field championships; the other was Ethan Katzberg of John Barsby Secondary School who won the senior boys’ hammer throw with a 60.83-metre toss.

Another highlight from provincials came in the junior boys’ 1,500-metre race, in which Barsby’s Gage Zanette finished in 3:57.38, just seven 100ths of a second away from first place.

Also of note but not listed in the results below; Keaton Heisterman, who is a member of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club but does not attend high school locally, finished second in both the senior boys’ 800m and 1,500m races.

Local results from track and field provincials include:

Senior girls – Julina Benjamin, Nanaimo District, second, pole vault.

Senior boys – Ethan Katzberg, John Barsby, first, hammer throw; Steen Rasmussen, Barsby, third, pole vault.

Junior girls – Madison Paugh, Wellington, third, long jump; Sonya Urbanowicz, Dover Bay, second, pole vault; Olivia Lundman, Dover, third, pole vault, first, 1,500m race walk; Kate Cameron, NDSS, third, 800m.

Junior boys – Gage Zanette, Barsby, second, 1,500m, third, 3,000m.

Grade 8 boys – Krescyn Moonsamy, Aspengrove, second, 200m.

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