Eleven VOC athletes competed at the 2015 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships in Nanaimo this last weekend.
Anastas Eliopoulos shone gold in the 110mH youth category winning with a time of 14.42 confirming his national ranking in this event. He continued winning silver in the 100m in a time of 10.98, and bronze in the 200m with 22.47.
After winning silver in 2000mSC with a PB of 6:17.08, Thomas Nobbs showed his potential as one of the best national middle distance runners winning the gold in the 1500m with 4:08.82, a 3.16 sec. PB. He also earned a PB of 1.4 sec. in 800m coming 4th with 2:00.17.
Spencer Pratt achieved his personal best in the 400mH running for the first time under 60sec. He ran a strong race and came 4th with 59.80.
Ben Wang had a solid run in the sprint events with 24.34 in the 200m final.
Ben Paetzel had a great run in the 800m at 2:10.12 and 1500m in 4:25.71
On the women’s side, Hannah Johnston ran well in the 100mH with a PB of 14.53, and 64.35 in 400mH winning silver in both events showing her strength as a high caliber hurdler.
Chloe Ainsworth was fourth in the Triple Jump and sixth in the Long Jump and 200mH. Paris Eliopoulos was solid in the sprint and jumps.
The highest expectation event of the championship was the 800m in the women’s senior category. There were four national team members competing and Devan Wiebe came in with 2:10.29 for a spectacular victory. She had a great run with efficient tactics and won the gold medal for a great finish for the season.
Congratulations to all VOC athletes for these excellent results.