Some Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes competing in the B.C. Summer Games are on track to be podium threats. The club has posted strong results in recent meets.
Madison Heisterman set a new provincial record for her division in the 1,500-metre race at the Jack Brow meet in Kelowna at the end of last month, finishing the distance in three minutes, 39.01 seconds. Heisterman, a medal favourite at the Games, also placed first in the 800m in Kelowna.Hope Stewart, another Games athlete, tied for first in pole vault in the Okanagan.
In other results from that meet, Marina Andersen won the 1,500m race walk and pole vault, Alyssa Mousseau won the 800m and Josh Bailey was second in the 1,500m. In the seniors’ divisions, Nola Hendrie won the 100m dash and the pole vault, Kim Meyer won the 100m dash, Tim Hendrie won the high jump and pole vault and Sven Donaldson won pole vault.
The following weekend, the track and field club had a contingent at the Trevor Craven Memorial Meet in Burnaby. Rachel Jerome won the long jump, Kaitlyn Watson won pole vault, Cody Watson was first in the 800m race walk and Jayden Watson won the 100m dash, the 600m, the high jump and long jump.