VOC Kicks off the 2014 Athletics Season with a Bang!

VOC athletes successfully opened the 2014 athletics season at the Jerome Indoor Track meet on Saturday, February 1st at the Richmond Oval Indoor Track.

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Our team won 33 medals (12 Gold, 10 Silver and  1 Bronze), and broke 7 meet records.

Ben Wang was the award winner in the Midget category with his gold in the 60m, winning in 7.62 seconds.

The first success came in the Midget, 300m race. Kyle Jang won gold, Ben Wang silver, and Griffin Chow fourth. They broke the meet records with their respective results of 41.00, 41.25 and  41.92.

In the 60m dash, our Midget boys shone again with the gold going to Ben Wang clocking in at 7.62 and Kyle Jang with Silver, 7.72. Griffin Chow was 4th with 7.84.
In the sprint events for Youth boys, Ron Joseph Gualto, Javier Sanchez-Mejorada and Alex Akpata ran well in the 60m dash with the respective times of  7.54; 7.67 and 7.77.   Sanchez-Mejorada ran a strong 300m in 39.78, winning the Bronze in this event.

Our distance runner Thomas Nobbs ran an impressive 1200m race breaking the meet record for Midgets and winning the Gold with a time of 3:32.25

Stephanie Cho broke the 600m meet record by almost 5 seconds winning the gold with a time of 1.41.97 and Kendra Levis won the Silver in the same event for the Bantam category of 12-13 years with 1:56.09.

Jessica Hanson jumped well winning the silver medal with a 1.60m jump.

For the girls Youth category Hannah Johnston ran a strong  300m race winning a Silver with a time of 42.68 breaking the meet record. After running the 300m race, Hannah made the final of the 60m dash and came 4th with 8.25. Julia Ho also competed in the Midget 60m dash with a solid time of 8.79.

The Junior Development group also achieved some great results in sprint events. Thomas Ma won the silver in 60m for 11 years olds with a time of 9.07 and Samantha Morgan made the final running the race in 9.51 and winning 4th place.

Amelia Geheran and Sophia Fernback ran well with the times of 9.75 and 9.90.

The 4x200m relays were spectacular! The Youth boys team of Javier Sanchez-Mejorada, Alex Akpata, Ron-Joseph Gualto and Jasper Schiedel ran a strong race ending in a tight finish with Ocean Athletics beating them by 0.5 second. Our boys won the Silver with 1:41.41. The Midget team of Ben Wang, Griffin Chow, Thomas Nobbs and Diego Medrano won Gold with 1:46.38 . Our Youth girls relay team with Hannah Johnston, Julia Ho, Jessica Hanson and Stephanie Cho, dominated and won the gold competing against Ocean athletics with the time of 1:51.13

Congratulations to all our athletes for this impressive start to the season!

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