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.
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.