Jenaya Pynn of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club

Jenaya Pynn of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club

Nanaimo track athletes win B.C. championships

Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes showed championship form at the B.C. Athletics Jamboree this past weekend.

Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes showed championship form at the B.C. Athletics Jamboree this past weekend.

The contingent from the club combined for nine provincial championships at the three-day meet.

Hassy Fashina Bombata won the midget girls’ 100-metre dash in 12.34 seconds and also took silver in the 200m with a personal-best time of 25.09 seconds.

Madison Heistermen won double gold, winning the midget girls’ 800m and running a personal best of 3:33.53 in the 1,200m to win that race, too.

Jenaya Pynn won the junior women’s 800m final in a close finish.

Sean Miller shattered his personal-best time by 24 seconds to claim the championship in the junior men’s 5,000m in 14:52.96, and Joel DeSchiffart ran a personal best of 9:13.46 to win the senior men’s 3,000 steeplechase. He also took bronze in the 1,500m.

Jessica Katzberg won the midget girls’ hammer throw with a personal best of 46.55 metres. Other B.C. champions in field events included Rachel Jerome in long jump and Maya Asselin-Debelic in pole vault.

Also at the jamboree, Dylan Kelso finished second in the senior men’s long jump, Steen Rasmussen was second in midget boys’ pole vault and Marina Andersen was runner-up in the 1,500m race walk.

Amy Morris placed third in the youth girls’ 3,000m and Carter Higgins was third in the youth boys’ 400m hurdles in a personal-best time of 57.85 seconds.

Local athletes representing other clubs also fared well. Thomas Oxland of the Oceanside Track and Field Club won the junior men’s 800m race and Jackson Isnor was third in the midget boys’ 800m. Thomas and Peter Oxland and Miles Huynh were members of Oceanside’s first-place entry in the junior men’s 4x400m and Yosef Bassett, Isnor and Linden Kaps were second in the youth boys’ 4x400m.

Nanaimo will host the jamboree meet again in 2016.

Just Posted

Douglas Holmes, current Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District chief administrative officer, is set to take on that position at the Regional District of Nanaimo come late August. (Submitted photo)
Regional District of Nanaimo’s next CAO keen to work on building partnerships

Douglas Holmes to take over top administrator role with RDN this summer

Neighbours fight a small late-night bush fire with garden hoses and shovels in Cinnabar Valley on June 5. They couldn’t get help from local fire services because the fire was located in an area under B.C. Wildfire Services jurisdiction. (Photo courtesy Muriel Wells)
Nanaimo residents on edge of city limits left to put out bush fire themselves

Cinnabar Valley residents tackle fire with hoses and buckets for two and a half hours

Nanaimo artist Dave Stevens is displaying paintings inspired by arbutus trees and the Millstone River at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library from now until the end of fall. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo writer and artist’s work goes up at Harbourfront library

Dave Stevens presents work inspired by arbutus trees and the Millstone River

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo man, already in jail, found guilty of sexual abuse of sons

Man previously sentenced for sexual interference involving girl in Nanaimo

Stuffed toys, many with donations pinned to them, are piled in the Lions Pavilion at Maffeo Sutton Park at a vigil May 31 honouring the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered outside a residential school in Kamloops. (News Bulletin file photo)
Thousands donated to child and family service agency following Nanaimo vigil

Toys and money donated to Kw’umut Lelum child and family services

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps near Nanaimo

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

The Queen Victoria statue at the B.C. legislature was splattered with what looks like red paint on Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Queen Victoria statue at B.C. legislature vandalized Friday

Statue splattered with red paint by old growth forest proponents

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police officer charged with assault during an arrest in 2019

The service has released no other details about the allegations

Most Read