A pair of senior students from Aldergrove Secondary school have qualified for the Fraser Valley high school track and field championships.
Weston Toppozini and Natalia Gamboa, both 17 and in grade 12, made the cut at the regional championships held in Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium on May 4-5.
Toppozini came sixth in both the steeplechase and 3000 metro races, as well as tenth in the discus.
Gamboa came tenth in the javelin.
There were more than 2,000 athletes competing for the top 12 spots in each event at the upcoming Fraser Valley championships in Coquitlam, May 17-19.
The top six athletes in each event will then qualify for the provincial championships, held in Nanaimo on June 2-4.
Toppozini said he’s doing better this year in the sports, even though he was laid up with a leg injury for five months. He credits his coaches at Aldergrove Secondary — Mrs. Schmidt, Ms. Corrigan and Ms. Yuzdepski — for bringing him into form for this year’s championships.
Toppozini is also an enthusiastic member of the school’s basketball team, and enjoys the Monday night basketball program at the sshool’s gym.
Natalia Gamboa will compete in javelin at the Fraser Valley high school track and field championships, May 15-17 in Coquitlam.