Nanaimo can boast a handful of provincial track and field champs after the B.C. Junior Development Championships on the mainland last month.
The major meet was held in Surrey from July 25-27. Nanaimo Track and Field Club members with top-three results include:
Nine-year-olds – Makenna Paugh, first, 800-metre race walk; Cody Watson, first, 800m race walk.
10-year-olds – Jayden Watson, first, 60m hurdles, first, 600m, first, 1,000m, second, long jump, second, high jump; Nate Paris, first, long jump, first, high jump, third, 60m dash, third, 100m dash; Luke Lavery, second, javelin, second, shot put, third, 600m, third, 1,000m; Carys Menard, third, javelin; Evelyn Trepke, third, 800m race walk.
11-year-olds – Olivia Lundman, first, 800m race walk; Madison Paugh, second, javelin; Jake Seaman, first, 800m race walk; Ryan Seaman, second, 800m race walk, second, javelin; Cameron Martiniuk, third, 60m dash.
12-year-olds – Makayla Mitchell, first, 800m race walk, second, javelin, second, hammer throw, third, discus; Karly Dickenson, first, 1,200m, second, 800m; Ethan Katzberg, first, high jump, first, javelin, second, discus, third, hammer.
13-year-olds – Kaitlyn Watson, second, triple jump, second, pole vault; Maria Johnson, second, triple jump, third, 200m; Jett Ferraro, second, pole vault, second, javelin; Nate Seaman, third, 1,200m, third, 2,000m; Ben Toth, third, 200m, third, 300m, third, hammer throw.