The Winner Behind the Scenes

Little Flower Academy's Jessica Hanson high fives her coach Tatjana Mece following clearance at 1.70 metres and the silver medal in the senior girls high jump on Friday. (Howard Tsumura, PNG photo)

Little Flower Academy’s Jessica Hanson high fives her coach Tatjana Mece following clearance at 1.70 metres and the silver medal in the senior girls high jump on Friday. (Howard Tsumura, PNG photo)

Vancouver College sprinter Anastas Eliopoulos (right) surges for the finish line to win the junior boys 100 metre dash. He won triple gold by also winning the 200 metre dash and the 100 metre hurdles at the B.C. high school championships at McLeod Athletic Park on June 5, 2015. Photo Jennifer Gauthier

Vancouver College sprinter Anastas Eliopoulos (right) surges for the finish line to win the junior boys 100 metre dash. He won triple gold by also winning the 200 metre dash and the 100 metre hurdles at the B.C. high school championships at McLeod Athletic Park on June 5, 2015. Photo Jennifer Gauthier

BC High School Championships June 4-6, 2015

It was a great achievement for New Westminster Secondary School, winning, for the second consecutive year, the banner for Girls and Overall. Even missing the competitions with potential winning in 400m and top three in 4x100m, the NWSS team won the BC Titles with 70 points for Girls and 75 points Overall.

But there, as  every  year,  is  another winner behind the scenes,The New West Athletics Program, a joint venture of New West Spartans T&F and Vancouver Olympic Club led by BC Coaching Excellence award winner, Tatjana Mece, the Head Coach of New West Spartans T&F Club.

The coaching staff of this program, with Gurchet Kandola, Milijanko Stefanovic, Krista Woodward, Jerin Mece, and Besnik Mece, prepared to  compete in BC High School Championships.  22  athletes from 15 schools,  won  18 medals (11 Gold, 2 Silver and  5 Bronze), with 8  Individual Champions.

For  Senior Team, the  Program won  99 points, Girls  69 points   and Boys  30 points  with the athletes:

Nina Schultz, NWSS; 5 Gold (Heptathlon, High Long and Triple Jump) + Gold in 4x400m. ( 40 points)

Jasper Schiedel, Vancouver College, Gold 110mH,Bronze in Pole Vault  and Long Jump( 22 points)

Jessica Hanson, Silver in High Jump and 7th in Long Jump. (9 points)

Hannah Johnston, of Van Tech. Bronze in 400mH, 4th in 100mH and 6th in Triple Jump. ( 14 points)

Kimberly Ma, of Byrne Creek, 5th in 100mH ( 4 points)

Nikola Milutinovic, Killarney, 5th in 110mH and 8th in 400mH ( 5 points)

Spencer Pratt of Sentinel, 6th in 400mH (3 points)

Cheryl  Chow, of Gleneagle Sec., 7th in Triple Jump and 9th in 400mH (2 points)

Junior : Anastase Eliopoulos, Van. Coll, 3 Gold in 100m-200m and 100mH.

Diego Medrano; South Burnaby, Bronze in 100mH.

Bantam: Chloe Ainsworth; Crofton, Bronze in Triple Jump; Andrea Kobryn, Byrne Creek, 5th in Shot Put

Other athletes who successfully competed are: Jillian Wong, Julia Ho, Nina Watson, Thomas Nobbs, Peterson Schemmer, Ben Paetzel, Marco Narsisco, Abdul Bungura, Ben Wang, and Kate Newell.

It is only Vancouver based track program that can successfully produce World Standard Championship athletes.

New West Athletics Program, makes New West, The Capital City of Track and Field in British Columbia, and  shows the potential of the New West  Athletics Program in the track and field family.

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