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.
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.
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.
ABBOTSFORD — There’s an old saying about how easy it is to miss the silver linings if all you expect to find is gold.
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.
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.
LANGLEY — The triple-triple? In sprinting circles, especially as it pertains to the B.C. girls high school track and field championships, it’s an absolute rarity.
LANGLEY — Day 1 at the B.C. high school track and field championships is always the quietest of the annual three-day extravaganza.Yet as usual, it sets up the storylines that are to follow as the 2017-18 sports years continues to wind down to the end of its calendar season.Here’s Varsity Letter’s look at the Top […]
VANCOUVER — There is an old saying about how a favourite recipe, in some way, can tell the story about the family from which it came.That’s especially true, as you will discover, in the case of UBC Thunderbirds’ senior middle-distance runner Sandra Kilmartin.Yet if you ask the dietetics major — a foodie with a pay-it-forward […]
WEST VANCOUVER — She hasn’t been documenting the steps of her journey, but if the running gods have, this might be the time to remind them that they’ve got a story to tell.