New Westminster Hyacks' linemen Yanni Angelopoulos (left) and Isaiah James were more than happy to give a boost to the school's middle-distance running star Grace Fetherstonhaugh earlier this week as she prepares runs in the B.C. high school cross-country championships this Saturday at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. high school X-C championships: Hyacks’ gracious Grace in love with the thrill of the race

NEW WESTMINSTER — Grace Fetherstonhaugh had a sizzling summer on the track. On Saturday, she hopes to finish off a fantastic fall on the trails.

Maple Ridge's Jamie Hennessey, a UBC bound athlete, helped her Ramblers win gold in the 4x400, relay Saturday in Langley. (Varsity Letters photo by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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UBC’s top-of-the-charts recruiting class is filled with records, solid-gold performances

VANCOUVER — It might not be a once-in-a-lifetime recruiting class, but if you want to call it that, it’s not hard to find the numbers to make your argument.

New Westminster's Ben Tjernagel (centre) out kicks Quinn Litherland (right) of St. George's to win 200m senior boys final Saturday at the Subway BC High School Track and Field championships. (Varsity Letters photo by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
Handsworth's Charlie Dannatt (second) left wound up topping Oak Bay's Tyler Dozzi in the final of the 3,000m Saturday in Langley. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Check-list Charlie does it all! Royals’ Dannatt takes double gold, sets new 3-K mark

BURNABY — The only way Charlie Dannatt could have predicted the final weekend of his high school track career would have been to answer the question ‘What’s greatest dream finish you could possibly predict for yourself?’

Queen Elizabeth Royals' Grade 10 Jasneet Nijjar (left) edged Semiahmoo's Jessica Williams in a 400m classic Friday in Langley. (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)
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TSUMURA: My top three takeaways from Day 2 of the Subway BC track and field meet

LANGLEY — My top three takeaways from Day 2 Friday  at the Subway B.C. High School Track and Field championships, with huge thanks to a dear friend of Varsity Letters, photographer Wilson Wong, who helps bring these vignettes to life:

Argyle Pipers' Kristen Schulz soars to gold medal in girls senior long jump on Day 1 of The Championships! (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)
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DAY 1: Subway BCHS T&F meet: Double-medal day for Terry Fox, Irish 4x100m a blur

LANGLEY — Finals were contested in three senior events Thursday as the 50th Subway B.C high school track and field championships opened a three-day run at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

BC high school track and field commissioner Andrew Lenton is hopeful this year's 50th anniversary meet will honour its past and celebrate its future. (BC High School Track and Field photo)
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B.C. high school track & field meet turns 50! Q&A with commish Lenton

LANGLEY — The Subway B.C. High School Track and Field championships is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Canada. And when it opens another three-day run on June 1 at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park, the event will be celebrating a landmark 50th birthday.