Track athletes win at provincial championships

NANAIMO – The B.C. Junior Development Championships were held Friday through Sunday at Rotary Bowl stadium.

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is developing some standout athletes, and it showed this past weekend at the B.C. Junior Development Championships.

The provincial championship-level meet was held Friday through Sunday at Rotary Bowl stadium.

Results include:

Nine-year-old boys – Jake Putz, third, high jump, third, shot put; Jayden Watson, first, 800m race walk, second, 600m, second, 1,000m, second, 100m dash, second, high jump, third, 60m hurdles, third, 60m dash; Stirling Henry, third, 100m dash.

Nine-year-old girls – Carys Menard, first, high jump.

10-year-old boys – Brett Schlitz, second, high jump; Jake Seaman, third, 1,000m; Ryan Seaman, second, 800m race walk, third, javelin.

10-year-old girls – Madison Paugh, third, 800m race walk, third, javelin;    Olivia Lundman, first, 800m race walk.

11-year-old boys – Ethan Andersen, third, javelin; Ethan Katzberg, first, long jump, first, high hump, second, shot put, second, discus, second, javelin, third, 60m hurdles; Keaton Heisterman, first, 600m, second, 60m hurdles, second, 1,000m, second, high jump, second, 200m, third, long jump, third, discus.

11-year-old girls – Makayla Mitchell, first, 800m race walk.

12-year-old boys – Colby Day, second, javelin; Nate Seaman, first, 800m, first, 1,200m, second, 800m race walk.

12-year-old girls – Courtney Anderton, second, 300m, third, 200m, third, 100m; Julia Dimter, first, 800m race walk; Kaitlyn Watson, first, long jump.

13-year-old boys – Dominic Boar, first, 200m hurdles, first, pole vault, second, 90m hurdles.

13-year-old girls – Hope Stewart, first, pole vault, third, 1,500m race walk, third, hammer throw; Jessica Katzberg, first, pole vault, first, discus, first, hammer; Madison Heisterman, first, 800m, first, 1,200m; Marina Andersen, first, 1,500m race walk.