On July 5-7, twelve VOC athletes competed at the 2019 BC Jamboree Championships in Kamloops, where many achieved great results.
For the Midget category (14-15 years old):
Sophie Forsyth competed in the 1500mSC for the first time and won the championship title and the gold medal in this race. Also in this event, Tilda Cressman ran a solid race finishing 5th place.
Forsyth, ran two more strong races, the 2000m where she finished third with the bronze medal and the 1200m coming in 4th place.
Adria Sellers continued her success in the hurdles and finished second in both 80mH and 300mH, winning two silver medals.
Liam Dachner ran a strong 2000m finishing 7th with a huge PB and a 12th place finish in the 1200m.
Stephanie Sinclair, had solid runs in her respective events, the 800m and the 1200m, finishing 5th and 7th.
Senri Nakamura had a great start in the 100m, but due to a hip injury, he was not able to finish the race.
For Youth Category (16-17 years old):
Thomas Ma ran both the 110mH and 400mH for the first time, and won 110mH with a BC Youth team standard, while also finishing third in the 400mH with a bronze medal.
Daniel Cruz won the 100m dash PB’ing with 11.19 in the heats and 11.18 in the final with the gold medal.
The Youth distance runners also achieved positive results in their respective events.
Christian Petersen finished 4th in 2000mSC and 5th in 3000m with a PB in both events and Riordan Miya, had a solid run in the same events finishing 5th and 6th respectively.
For the Junior category:
Ceili McCabe ran the 3000mSC for the first time, winning a gold medal with the BC Junior Team Standard. Ceili also won the 800m with a new PB and finished second with a silver medal in the 1500m.
Jessica Urban ran a fast 100m and 200m and jumped well in long jump achieving a seasonal PB this year. She ranked respectively at 5th in both the 100m and 200m and came 4th in Long Jump.
Caleigh O’Flaherty, a dual member with VOC and NW Spartans, won the Heptathlon achieving a BC Junior Team standard with a huge PB, and the gold medal.
In total, at this championship meet, our VOC athletes won 11 medals (6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.)