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.



Kristen Schulz picked up where Nina Schultz left off.

After two straight seasons of wins in one of her specialty events by the Kansas State freshman via New Westminster Secondary, Argyle’s Schulz scored gold in her final jump of the competition at 5.49 metres.

Walnut Grove’s Natalia Monro who went 5.34 on her first jump, led most of the way before taking silver.

MEI’s Tamara Alexander went 5.30 on her first jump and sat second most of the way until settling for third.

Dolly Gabri (centre) of Sullivan Heights won gold in girls discus Thursday and was flanked by silver medalist Valerie Wideski (left) and JV Patry Smith. (Wilson Wong/UBC athletics photo for Varsity Letters)


Dolly Gabri of Surrey’s Sullivan Heights also saved her best for last, going 44.02 to win gold on her final throw.

Valerie Wideski of Steveston-London (42.97) took silver while JV Patry-Smith of Terry Fox took bronze (34.78).

Brian Cortez of Terry Fox flashes the form which won him a gold medal in javelin Thursday in Langley. (Wilson Wong photo for Varsity Letters)



A solid day in the field for the Terry Fox Ravens featured gold from Brian Cortez after his throw of 50.42 metres.

Reid Cochrane (47.72) of Highland in Comox, was second, while Greg Hay of Campbell River’s Timberline, was third (46.89)

Vancouver College’s Anastas Eliopoulos flashes huge smile after Irish anchor sizzled in 4x100m relay. (Varsity Letters photo by Wilson Wong)



The Fighting Irish 4×100-metre relay team set a new B.C. championship meet record in the heats, posting the top time ahead of Friday’s final in a time of 42.14 seconds.

Alfred Dela Cruz, the VC running back, Marcus Yee, Egidio Cantarella, and anchor man Anastas Eliopoulos had no peers.

Eliopolous told Varsity Letters last week that he would also run in the 100, 200, and 110 hurdles over the course of the meet.

The record of 42.59 seconds set by Nick Wilkes and the Maple Ridge Ramblers back in 1995.

The meet continues through Saturday.

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