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 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).
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)
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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