Queen Elizabeth's Jasneet Nijjar (centre) won the 100m hurdles last month at the B.C. high school championships, part of a back-to-back haul of triple gold medal-winning performances. (Photo property of Wilson Wong 2019. All rights reserved)
Born to jump, Claremont's Rebecca Dutchak has a ceiling as high as any incoming university freshman in the nation. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Natural: Still raw and untested, Claremont’s UBC-bound Rebecca Dutchak looks ready to jump off the charts

Rebecca Dutchak always suspected she had been given the gift of jump, but it wasn’t until she took a leap of faith that she discovered her grace over gravity.

Walnut Grove's girls and boys 4x400m relay teams each won gold to close out the 2019 B.C. high school track and field championships on Saturday, giving the school its fist-ever overall team title. They are (left to right) Veronica Robertson, David Midgley, Samantha Matthewman, Cam Calbick, Holly Harrison, Richard Midgley, Prab Wichramaarachchi, Evan Wright, Jordan Jacobs. (Photo by Gary Lutes property of WGSS athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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With coaching guru Ken Taylor imploring them to ‘Bring Home the Bacon,’ Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators win first-ever B.C. track & field team title

LANGLEY — Gary Lutes was getting ready to step behind the wheel of the team bus at Langley’s Walnut Grove Secondary School on Thursday morning.Ahead, for Lutes and the rest of the Gators’ traveling party of coaches and athletes, was the near-four-hour drive to Kelowna for the start later that day of the 2019 Subway […]

Princess Margaret senior Baneet Bains will chase gold in both the 1,500m steeplechase and the 3,000m at this week's B.C. high school track and field championships in Kelowna. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of Wilson Wong 2019. All rights reserved)
Taryn O'Neill (right) of George Elliott, and New Westminster's Grace Fetherstonhaugh will embark on NCAA careers this fall at Villanova and Oregon State respectively. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2018: Where 69 girls and boys track & field and XC prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — In terms of the mark B.C.’s graduating Class of 2018 student-athletes made, both on the trails and especially on the track this season, it’s easy to call it one of the province’s most elite in recent memory.

R.E. Mountain Eagles seniors Zach (left) and Tate Wyatt have always raced with a telekinetic bond. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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R.E. Mountain’s Zach & Tate Wyatt: On the tracks and trails, identical Memphis-bound twins reflect the bonds of brotherhood

Today, as we begin our stretch drive of coverage, capping another season of high school and university sports coverage here at Varsity Letters, we begin an informal series of stories which the author feels best encapsulate the spirit of B.C.s community of student-athletes.

Langley Secondary's Georgia Ellenwood won the most gruelling competition in the women's track and field canon on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. The former B.C. high school star and Wisconsin Badgers' senior is the new NCAA Div. 1 heptathlon champion. (Graphic by University of Wisconsin athletics)
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Georgia Ellenwood: Four-time B.C. high school heptathlon champ caps NCAA Div. 1 career with a golden weekend

When she left B.C. as the single most-dominant competitor in the history of the B.C. girls high school multi-event championships back 2013, Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood immediately set her focus on an even bigger prize.

Looking more refreshed than spent, George Elliott's Taryn O'Neill glides over the finish line well ahead of the pack to set a new record in the senior girls 1,500m at the B.C.high school championships last Friday in Langley. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Miles of smiles! On her way to Villanova, Lake Country’s Taryn O’Neill sets a new standard for B.C. girls middle distance running

LANGLEY — If you are a high school track fan with any degree of long-standing membership here in the province of B.C., you may have taken, over the course of the weekend past, a few moments to determine in your own mind just how significant the accomplishment’s of Taryn O’Neill really are in the grand […]

Aaryanna Kurucz was a part of gold-medal winning efforts of the Maple Ridge Ramblers over the weekend in both the 400m and 1600m relays in Langley. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Ramblers back on track! After near quarter-century dry spell, Maple Ridge rises to claim B.C. senior varsity title

LANGLEY — It was just six weeks ago, at stop along the Interstate 5 precisely half way between Seattle and Portland, that the Maple Ridge Secondary track and field team spent a weekend together to better find out who they were.

The Falcon has landed! Surrey Christian Falcons' Kenny Blackman Jr. exults and extends as he crosses the finish line ahead of the pack in the BC 100m final, which included R.A. McMath's Liam McLeod (left) and Alexander Gross of Okanagan Mission. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C.’s fastest schoolboy! Surrey Christian’s Kenny Blackman Jr. soars to gold and new career at Trinity Western

LANGLEY — B.C.’s fastest schoolboy for 2018? His name is Kenny Blackman Jr., and on Friday, at the moment he knew the finish line was his to break, he spread his arms like wings.