Saturday, June 22, was the BC Junior Development and Midget Pentathlon Championships in Surrey, BC. Fifteen VOC athletes competed, five made it to the podium.
Jasper Schiedel, won the Gold among 15-year old boys. He amassed an impressive 3417 point total, beating both the BC Athletics standard and BC record. He also broke the BC record for 1000m with a time of 2:45.48. In his group age, he was followed with Bronze medal by his teammate Javier Sanches Mejorada.
Among 15-year old girls, Megan Picken earned a Silver medal and Hannah Johnston missed the podium by only for four points, landing in fourth place. Picken, with her 2873 points, achieved the BC midget standard for the Canadian Legion Championship.
Kristen Schulz and Cassidy Gee, both 14-year old girls, had a great day with personal bests in some of the events coming respectively in fifth and sixth place.
Taylor Morgan, 11-years old and competing in this event for the first time, earned fifth place. She also achieved the BC Awards standard in 60mH with a personal best time of 10.24.
10-year old Sophie Fernback, also competing for the first time, won a Silver medal. Amelia Geheran and Thomas Ma Quan Ting had a strong meet as well.
VOC as a club ranked Second Place in the Pentathlon for girls with 39 points and 3rd place overall. Congratulations to all VOC athletes.