Outstanding Performances at BC Athletics Championships: Power and Speed Group

The Valley Royals power speed group had an outstanding meet this past weekend at the BC Athletics Provincial Championships Jamboree in Kamloops.

Gurpartap Sandhu went above and beyond her usual hard work, contesting the triple jump, in which a PB of 9.62 earned her a bronze medal.   That was just the first day.  On the second day, she took on the gruelling girls pentathlon scoring 1981 points which got her 5th.  Though she was solid in all five events, the highlight must be her high jump, where she PBed by 6 centimeters, with a jump of 1.36!   To finish off the meet on the last day, Gurpartap raced in the 300m hurdles placing 8th and earned a silver in the girls 4 x 100 relay.    

Sanaa Musonge just keeps improving.   She earned a bronze in the U18 women’s 100 with a massive PB of 12.60, over 2 tenths faster than her previous best.   She put in solid performances in both the long jump and 200m earning 13th and 6th place finished respectively.   To finish off, Sanaa ran key legs in both the 4 x 100, 4 x 400 relays, winning silver medals in each.    

Lindsay Foster jumped well in the U18 women’s triple jump earning a very respectable 8th place finish.  She also ran well in the 200m and 400m placing 21st and 8th respectively.     Lindsay stepped up with two strong legs in the 4 x100 and 4 x 400 helping her teams to two silver medals.    

Workhorse Ry Trustham contested all three U20 mens sprints, qualifying for finals in each. Personal bests earned him two 7th place finishes in the 100m and 200m.  A solid run in the 400m earned him a great 5th place.   In spite of already having run six races, Ry stepped up to help his 4 x 400 team earn a silver with a gutsy first leg run.    

Evan Booth put brought his springs with him and earned a 6th place finish in the U16 boys triple jump with a personal best leap of 10.68m.   In pole vault, Evan narrowly missed the podium with a 4th place finish.    In the stacked boys 100m, Evan brought his A-game, making the final and placing 7th.    Evan went on to help his 4 x 100, 4 x 400 teams to two silver medals.    

Posting a personal best in each of his four individual U16 boys events, Luke Wight earned his hardware too.   A PB of 10.89 in the triple jump earned him a 5th place finish. He snagged 6th with a PB of 40.19 in the flat 300m.   Luke got on the podium in the long jump with a personal best leap of 5.48. He bettered that with another PB of 43.75 in the 300m hurdles to capture silver. He claimed another silver in the 4 x100 relay and snagged a gold in the 4 x 400 mixed relay.    

A special shout out and thank you our middle-distance crew members Sam May, Will Van Schagen, Halle May, Zoe Unger, Maggie Epp, Adrianna Buitelaar, Arie Wassenaar, and Samuel Rasquinha for being team players and joining the sprinters in the relays.   

Way to go team and good luck to all with further competitions this season.    – Coach Trevor