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.