Ten VOC athletes competed at the Harry Jerome Indoor Meet on February 7 at the Richmond Oval breaking 3 Games record and winning 12 medals; 4 Gold, 7 Silver, and 1 Bronze.
Anastase Eliopoulos, ran the preliminary race of 60mH in the youth category, with the time of 8:51 sec., just 2/100 off the record. In the final, he demonstrated great technique and broke the 60m record with a time of 8.44. He ranks #1 in the country in 60 mH. Eliopoulos also ran the 60m dash, placing third with a time of 7.29. Hannah Johnston completed very solid runs in her races, winning the 300m with 42.84. She had a great time of 9.18 in the 60mH, placing second. Thomas Nobbs ran very well for the first time in the youth category in the 1500m, placing second and breaking the record for this event with a great time of 4:12.56 Ben Paetzel, made a huge improvement, breaking the 1000m record for youth by 2 sec., placing second with the time of 2:54.68. Peterson Schemmer, running for the first time for VOC, showed in the 60m race his potential to be a sprint asset for our club with a promising time of 8.02. Jasper Schiedel joined the 4-meter club in Pole Vault placing second in youth category with 4:05m, a personal best of 45cm and also breaking the Vancouver College School record and placing him 3rd in the country in pole vault for his age group. Collaborating coaches are Gord Penn (VC) and Rob Pike (TWU).
Kendra Lewis, a 13 year old, ran in the 1200m midget category (14-15 yr olds) and won her race with a great time of 4:02.53, just 2 seconds off the record for this age group (see photo) . Thomas Ma, 12 years old, surprised everyone at the sprint event winning 60m for 12-13 year old category with 8.53 and coming second in the 300m with 49.01 Cedric Armstrong and Hugh Hartloper ran very well in the 60m, 200m and 600m. They really enjoyed the competition and are inspired for future winning medals.