Walnut Grove athletes won the school’s first overall title with two banners at the BC championships. Contributed photo

Running away with medals: Langley teams excel at BC High School Track and Field Championships

Walnut Grove won first overall in seniors, Credo won first seniors gold in hurdles

Langley athletes did very, very well at the BC High School Track and Field Championships in Kelowna.

Walnut Grove Secondary School won two banners and were overall champions in the senior category, the first time the Langley school has won overall.

Head coach Gary Lutes said in the past, the Walnut Grove women’s teams usually were the point-getters while the men would finish lower.

This year, some junior competitors played above their age in the senior category to address that imbalance.

“We moved some people around,” Lutes said.

He praised the athletes putting the team interests ahead of their own.

“They did their best and better,” Lutes stated.

“There were a lot of gutsy performances.”

Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten won the senior boys 110 metre hurdles at the event, marking the first time an athlete from that Langley school has won gold in a senior event at the track provincials.

In track and field, the size of a school doesn’t matter, Credo coach Coach Shauna Stam said.

“We’re a little school, but in an individual sport, you can do well,” Stam added.

“It’s very exciting for Credo. We’re trying to build our track program and he [Vandergugten] will inspire younger athletes.”

In all, 25 Credo athletes qualified, out of a school population of slightly more than 300.

READ ALSO: Gators take Tsumura provincial basketball championships

READ ALSO: Langley Mustangs winners at Fraser Valley High School Track Championships

Other Langley schools and individual competitors also won their share of medals, according to results posted online at the bctfa.ca website.

Among the top-three finishers, Evan Kimm of Brookswood was third in the men’s junior high jump.

Sylena Klassen of Brookswood took second in the Grade 8 triple jump.

Drew Sundberg of Brookswood was second in the men’s senior triple jump.

Prabhasha Wickramaarachi from Walnut Grove won silver in the 400 metre hurdles and seniors women’s long jump.

Sheleena Wiley of Langley Fundamental was third in the women’s senior 200 metre dash.

Jordan Dickhof of Langley Christian was third in the javelin throw (700 gram junior).

The championships at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl ran May 30 through the weekend to June 1.

.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

 

Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten at the finish line of the senior boys 110 metre hurdles in Kelowna. Shauna Stam photo

Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten won the senior boys 110 metre hurdles in Kelowna, the first time an athlete from the Langley school has won gold in a senior event at track provincials. Vid Wadhwani photo

Credo Christian’s Ian Vandergugten on the podium. (Shauna Stam)

Walnut Grove’s 4X100 girls team at the BC championships. Contributed photo

Walnut Grove’s 4X400 team at the BC championships. Contributed photo

Just Posted

VIDEO: Corvette smashes through safety barrier and lands on lawn of Langley home

Without the barrier, it could have been ‘terrible’ resident says

Langley mental health forum focuses on youth disorders

KPU psychiatric nursing students are hosting a forum on youth mental health

LETTER: Langley City 25th annual community event tremendous success

Thanks to all of the City’s partners for achieving outstanding outcome

Injury-plagued Thunder return to LEC to face the Shamrocks

In Langley’s seven losses, they have allowed the opposition to rattle off scoring runs

Private school planned for site off Fraser Highway

The 60-student school would be located near 232nd Street and Fraser Highway

VIDEO: Stop-motion artist recreates Kawhi Leonard’s famous buzzer-beater

It took Jared Jacobs about 40 hours to make the video, on top of the research

Rock slide in B.C. river may hinder salmon passage

DFO says it is aware that the slide occurred in a narrow portion of the Fraser River

Four-hour tarmac delay violates charter rights of Canadians with a disability: lawsuit

Bob Brown says new rules reduce the distance he can travel by air without putting his health at risk

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Most Read