Sasha Schoch was a double-gold medalist at the 31st annual Pacific Invitational Track & Field Meet last weekend at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley.
Racing in the 16-17 women’s division, Schoch was first in both the 800- and 1,500-metre distance races, finishing in 2:16.13 seconds, and 4:45.44 respectively. Her 800-m result was a personal best.
Sarah Bailey claimed bronze in the same two events, finishing them in 2:17.61 and 4:52.04.
In 16-17 women’s hurdles, Shawna Noble finished sixth in the 100-m distance in 17.82, and third in the 300-m event in 49.89.
Mykenzee Ramunno cleared 4.71 metres to earn seventh in 16-17 women’s long jump, and was 12th in the triple jump with 9.51 metres.
In 14-15 girls action, Ella Brown struck gold in both the 100-m (13.32) and 300-m (44.50), and added a fourth-place finish in the 200-m (27.70).
Brown has qualified to compete at the B.C. Summer Games, July 22-25 in Langley.
Mariah Klein recorded ninth in the 13 girls 100-m preliminaries in 14.64, and was 12th in long jump, leaping 4.08 metres.
On the boys side, Chris Watson was fifth in the 14-15 boys 2,000-m (6:54.13), third in the 1,200m in (3:52.19), and 10th in the 800-m (2:26.09), setting personal bests in each event.
Watson will race in the 800-m at the B.C. Summer Games.
Liam Brown (13 boys) raced to a sixth-place finish (2:36.70) in the 800-m, earning a personal best. He added a fourth in the 3,000-m (11:40.27).
Jared Sexsmith (12 boys) was eighth in the 200-m in 32.43 seconds, second in high jump with 1.35-m, and 11th in long jump with 3.57-m.
Vernon AAA Track & Field Club coach Brent Helland accompanied the athletes to the event.
The club will be competing in Kelowna at the Jack Brow Track Meet, July 3-4.
The club holds open practices Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon, at Polson Park.
Kelowna Jack Brow Track and Field Meet will be coming up July 3rd and 4th. Please click on the link provided to see the meet package http://kelownatrackandfield.com/pdfs/jb_technical_package_2010.pdf. The deadline to submit meet entries will be Saturday June 26th. If you have any questions please see your coach.
The Langley Meet will be held June 18,19,20
Please review the meet package that is attached for information about the meet. I will need everyones meet entry slips by June 9th at the latest. If you have any questions please ask your coach.