Jasper and Nina

Five World Youth Standards in 5 events shows the potential of our program

Jasper Schiedel of the Vancouver Olympic Club is the BC High School Champion in 110mH, and also achieved two World Youth Standards, in Decathlon at Calgary Spring Combined Events, on May 9-10, with 6526 points, ranking # 1 in the country, and in 400m Hurdles with 54.66, ranking 2nd in the Youth category.

Nina Schultz of NEW WEST SPARTANS, achieved the World Standard in Heptathlon at UBC Open on March 28, 2015, with 4954 points. She broke the BC Youth Record on June 19-20, with 5233 points, and jumped 1.77m in High Jump, ranking # 1 in the country for Youth in both events.

Schultz, a sixteen years old,  outstanding high school athlete, won for the second consecutive year, the BC High School Combined Event Champion title in Heptathlon with 5046 points, on May 22-23, 2015, in Abbotsford, ranking # 1 in Canada and for the Junior Category.

Schiedel and Schultz will represent Canada at World Youth Championship in Cali, Columbia and will compete respectively on July 15-16 and on July 17-18.

Just one week after the qualification period, 16-year-old VOC athlete, Anastas Eliopoulos, achieved the World Youth Standard in 110mH with the time of 14.01 ranking # 2 in the country in this event. Eliopoulos ran last weekend at Trevor Craven in the 100m  with a time of 10.96.

With five World Youth Standards in 5 events, our athletics program is unique in BC.  It shows that our high calibre coaching team can develop youth and high school athletes from the Junior Development level all the way to the World class competitive level.