Olympian Alyx Treasure and World Class Valley Royal Django Lovett dominated their respective fields at the prestigious Harry Jerome meet in Coquitlam last night, but perhaps the star of the night was Royals coach Ziggy Szelagowicz who had an astounding 7 athletes in the two events .
In the women’s category, Treasure was clean at 1.81 and 1.86, but came up shy of her World qualifying standard goal of a staggering 1.94 m to make the field in London, England this August. Valley Royal Alexa Porpaczy, the current two time National youth champion and recently crowned BC High School champion finished second, edging out Wanetta Kirby of the US Virgin Islands. Rounding out the top five were Valley Royal and Washington Husky Freshman jumper Gabriella Aquillini and new Royal and rising star, Eniko Sara from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary.
In the men’s event, Lovett saved the best for last with a dramatic clearance of 2.20 on his third attempt to take top honors. Longtime “Ziggy’s Air Force” member and current UBC Thunderbird Joel Della Siega finished second with one fewer jump over current Royal Bryce McKenzie with both topping the two meter mark on the night. Again, Royal members rounded out the top five with Michael Lambert clearing 1.96 and Zach Kuzyk.
Written by James Porpazcy