Double gold for Langley junior pentathletes

Walnut Grove’s Holly Harrison, Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten win respective titles at B.C. high school track and field multi-sport championships

Langley boasts both the junior boys and girls pentathlon provincial champions.

Walnut Grove’s Holly Harrison won the junior girls pentathlon title while Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten came through with the junior boys title.

The athletes were competing on May 26 and 27 at South Surrey Athletic Park in the B.C. high school track and field multi-sport championships. The rest of the provincial championships run June 1 to 3 at McLeod Athletic Park.

Harrison scored 3,020 points over the five event, beating Handsworth’s Anna Parsakish for the gold medal by 156 points.

Langley Fundamental’s Sheleena Wiley brought home the bronze medal with 2,798 points.

Walnut Grove’s Shaunika Suriya was 11th with 2,150 points while Credo Christian’s Kassidy VanOene was 12th with 2,121 points.

Harrison won the 80m hurdles (12.53) and high jump (1.54m) and was third in the shot put (9.36m) and long jump (4.64m). She was fourth in the 800m (2:33.70) and 10th in the high jump (1.39m).

Wiley was second in the long jump (4.73m), third in the 80m hurdles (13.05), high jump (9.36m) and 800m (2:32.63) and

On the boys side, Vandergugten scored 3,148 points to top Island Pacific School’s Quinn Cameron, who had 2,890 points. Credo Christian’s Elia Farag Alla was sixth with 2,610 points.

Vandergugten said he entered the competition just hoping for a strong showing but after winning his first two events — the 100m hurdles (13.81) and long jump (5.95m) — knew he was in good shape.

“To place, really,” he said about his pre-competition goals.

He followed that up with a third place in the shot put (12.47m), fith in the high jump (1.62m) and sixth in the 1000m (3:06.97).

And in the Grade 8 pentathlon, Langley Fundamental’s Coltrane Davyduck captured the silver medal, scoring 2,385 points. Pacific Academy’s Praise Aniamake won gold with 2,749.

He was second in both the 100m hurdles (16.23) and long jump (5.30) and fourth in the shot put (9.18m) and high jump (1.56m). He was eighth in the 1000m (3:17.72).

Another Credo Christian athlete, Ryan Togeretz was sixth in the senior boys’ decathlon, scoring 4,615 points over the 10 events and