Nanaimo track and field athletes are provincial champions after finding success at two major late-season meets last month.
Eighteen of the Nanaimo Track and Field Club’s younger members competed at the B.C. Junior Development Track and Field Championships in Richmond this past weekend, while 16 of the older athletes were in action at the B.C. Track and Field Championship Jamboree in Coquitlam in mid-July.
Results from the two meets include:
B.C. Junior Development ChampionshipsRichmond, July 28-29
Nine-year-old boys – Brett Schlitz, first, high jump.
10-year-old boys – Keaton Heisterman, first, 800-metre race walk, first, discus, third, 4x100m relay; Ethan Katzberg, first, high jump, first, javelin, third, long jump, third, 4x100m relay; Ethan Andersen, third, 4x100m relay.
10-year-old girls – Makayla Mitchell, first, 800m race walk, third, shot put, third, javelin.
11-year-old boys – Nate Seaman, first, 200m, first, 600m, third, 4x100m relay.
11-year-old girls – Courtney Anderton, second, 200m; Kaitlyn Watson, second, 800m race walk, second, high jump, third, 100m dash, third, 600m
12-year-old girls – Marina Andersen, first, 800m race walk, first, medley relay; Madison Heisterman, first, 800m, first, 2,000m, first, medley relay; Jessica Katzberg, second, 800m race walk, second, discus, first, medley relay; Hope Stewart, first, medley relay.
13-year-old boys – Joshua Mitchell, third, hammer throw.
B.C. Track and Field Championship JamboreeCoquitlam, July 13-15
14-year-old boys – Josh Bailey, first, 1,200m, second, 2,000m, third, 800m; Jason Clare, first, pole vault, second, long jump, third, triple jump; Carter Higgins, first, 800m, first, 1,500m steeplechase, second, 200m hurdles, third, 300m.
14-year-old girls – Rachel Jerome, first, long jump, second, triple jump; Amy Morris, second, 2,000m, third, 1,200m; Alyssa Mousseau, second, 800m, third, 300m.
15-year-old boys – Charlie Andrews, third, 100m dash.
15-year-old girls – Jenaya Pynn, first, 800m.
16-17-year-old girls – Erica DeSchiffart, second, 1,500m, third, 1,500m steeplechase.
18-19-year-old men – Brandon Bonnetplume, third, high jump; Joel DeSchiffart, second, 1,500m, third, 3,000m steeplechase.
18-19-year-old women – Katelynn Ramage, first, 5,000m race walk.