VOC Athletes Shine at Canadian Legion National Championship

Four VOC athletes competed at the Canadian Legion National Championship August 17-19th in Charlottetown, PEI.

Three of our athletes, Stephanie Cho, Jessica Hanson and Sophie Dodd represented the BC Team and Jasper Schiedel competed as a VOC athlete. Our athletes shined at their respective events achieving great results and personal best.

Stephanie Cho was the best BC Team athlete winning 4 medals, Gold and three Silvers. She won the Canadian Champion title in Triple Jump with the top result of 11.67. Stephanie demonstrated her potential by winning Silver medals in the 200mH and in Long Jump events. Both jumps were personal best. She won the third Silver as part of the BC 4x100m Relay Team.

Jessica Hanson, arriving direct from a Bronze medal win at the Canadian Basketball Championship in Fredericton, did a great presentation as part of BC 4x100m and Medley Teams winning two Silver medals. Jessica did a great performance in High Jump – tied her personal best of 1:60m ranking at 4th place.

Sophie Dodd competed in a Youth category against the athletes one year older than herself. She had two personal best in Long Jump with 5:28m for 7th place and Triple Jump with 11.42m at 4th place missing the medals by less that 20cm.

Jasper Schiedel, a midget (one year younger than BC Team Athletes and other competitors), had a great achievement in 100mH,-200mH and Long Jump with personal best in all three events. Jasper finished third in 100mH winning the Bronze medal, 5th in 200mH setting a new BC Record for 14-years olds. In Long Jump Jasper jump for the first time over the 6 meter mark and with his new result 6:01m was in 4th place.

Congratulation to all athletes on their achievements!

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