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.
All week long, we’ve unveiled incoming classes and post-secondary transfers in soccer, football volleyball and basketball.
Today, we wrap up our sport-specific categories with a look at cross-country, and track and field classes.
There’s also much to see, however, on Sunday.
That’s when we unveil the entire list with the addition of baseball, golf, field hockey, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, wrestling, swimming and others.
If you are, or know of someone in those sports, or in the ones we’ve already unveiled, who is not a part of the 2018 Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List, instructions on how to let us know are at the bottom of this story.
TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY
Alexa Porpaczy (5-11, high jump, Surrey-Semiahmoo)
Justine Stecko (XC, middle distance, Victoria-Oak Bay)
Aaryanna Kurucz (hurdles, Maple Ridge)
Katarina Vlahovic (hurdles, Surrey-Fraser Heights)
Grace Fetherstonhaugh (middle distance, New Westminster)
Taryn O’Neill (middle distance, Lake Country-George Elliott)
Madison Heisterman (5-7, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)
Emily Morley (multi, sprints, sprint hurdles, Maple Ridge), Megan Roxby (XC, middle distance, West Vancouver)
THOMPSON RIVERS (XC)
Kristen Hansen (5-6, St. Albert (Alta.)-Bellerose Composite, Concordia, NAIT (ACAC), Emily Young (5-3 North Vancouver-Carson Graham, Douglas (PacWest)), Brooklyn Higgs (5-7 Squamish-Coast Mountain Academy)
Anna Bartlett (distance, Sisters, Ore.), Eliyah Brawdy (distance, Smithers), Kayla Weltzin (distance, Langley-Brookswood) Christina Sevsek (distance, Surrey-Clayton Heights, Guelph), Julie Sevsek (distance, Surrey-Clayton Heights, Guelph), Tamara Alexander (long jump, Abbotsford-MEI), Amanda Moore (sprints, Surrey-Lord Tweedsmuir)
Annika Austin (5-6 Distance, Vancouver-Kitsilano), Holly Bachman (5-8 Distance, Whitby (Ont.)-Donald A. Wilson), Kyra Danielson (5-7 Race walk, Vancouver-Killarney), Audrey Fox (5-4 Race walk, New Rochelle (N.Y.)), Trinity Hansma (5-9 High jump, Armstrong-Pleasant Valley), Julie Kawai (5-7 Heptathlon/jumps, Vancouver-Magee), Joean Lu (5-2 Race walk, Vancouver-Killarney), Giovanna Janes (5-8 Javelin, Burnaby-St. Thomas More), Sienna Lalonde (5-5, Sprints/hurdles, Grimsby (Ont.)), Jv Patry-Smith (5-6 Throws, Port Coquitlam-Terry Fox), Jessica Urban (5-6 Jumps/sprints, Vancouver-Little Flower Academy)
Sophie Sigfstead (Edmonton-Strathcona), Haley Ribeiro (Kelowna), Caitlin Mann (Melville (Sask.) Comprehensive)
Jasmine Lew (jumps, sprints, Port Moody-Heritage Woods), Kristen Schulz (jumps, North Vancouver-Argyle), Kristen Lagerstrom (jumps, Pitt Meadows), Bryn Walsh (PV/sprints, Kelowna)
THOMPSON RIVERS (XC)
Calum Carrigan (5-10, South Kamloops)
Kevin Hughes (sprints, Langley), Nathanael Fehringer (distance, Meridian, Idaho-Cole Valley Christian), Praise Olatoke (sprints, Glasgow, Scotland-Bellahouston Academy), Sam Prevost (sprints, Vancouver-Eric Hamber), Kenny Blackman (sprints, Surrey Christian)
Egidio Cantarella (5-10 Sprints, Vancouver College), Paul Fisher (5-9 Hurdles/Middle distance, Vancouver-Sir Charles Tupper), Liam Gatensby (5-9 Sprints, Victoria-Oak Bay), Sion Griffiths (6-2 Javelin, Mill Bay-Brentwood College), Rowan Hamilton (6-3 Hammer/Discus, Chilliwack-Sardis), Aiden Miller (5-10 Distance, Surrey-Holy Cross), Riley Miller (5-10 Distance, Surrey-Holy Cross), Alex Pescitelli (6-1 sprints, Vancouver-West Point Grey), Conner Pierce (5-8 Sprints, Seattle Academy), Caleb Quaye (6-3 High jump, Spruce Grove (Alta.) Composite), Eric Wynands (5-9 Distance, Brockville (Ont.)-Thousand Islands, Queen’s University)
Vaughn Taylor (Regina, Sask-Michael A. Riffel), Linden Kaps (Nanaimo, -Dover Bay), Gabe Vanhezewijk (Victoria-Reynolds), Owen Wright (Chilliwack-Sardis)
Eric Che (LJ, Richmond-J.N. Burnett)
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
Aiden Doherty (5-9, West Vancouver)
Jaxon Mackie (5-11 middle distance, Surrey-Earl Marriott)
Tate Wyatt (6-0 XC/middle distance, Langley-R.E. Mountain), Zach Wyatt (6-0 XC/middle distance, Langley-R.E. Mountain)
Jordan Schmidt (middle distance, Langley-R.E. Mountain), Jorrin Lenton (hurdles, Maple Ridge), Nathaniel St Romain (hurdles, Belleville (Ont.)-Nicholson Catholic), Kaito Suzuki (sprints, Tokyo-Christian Academy), Nick Bauernschmitt (middle distance, Pembroke (Ont.)-Valour), Kobe Saddler (sprints, Fitchburg (Mass.))
(We put the call out in May for submissions for the 13th annual B.C. Recruits List, but if you didn’t know and would like to see an update made, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the information: Name, sport, high school, university, position and height. All are required.)
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