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BC High School Throwing Records in Jeopardy

BC High School Throwing Records in Jeopardy

Canadian Record Holder Sets Sights on BC Championships

After a two year hiatus BC high school track and field is back as athletes look forward to competing in this highly competitive event more than ever before. Although competition has been sparse over this period, these athletes continued to train and develop in preparation for an event that was, for a long time, uncertain.

Matthew Uliana is one of these athletes. Having thrown outstanding marks in the hammer throw, discus, and shot put, Uliana looks to the BC High School Championships to prove himself as one of the best throwers to ever compete at the highschool level in Canada. A national record holder in the hammer throw and provincial record holder in the discus, he is appropriately seeded first in each of the events he is set to compete in, making him a strong contender for the coveted senior boys aggregate award. Uliana has already announced his commitment to join the UBC Thunderbirds where he will join current North American collegiate leader in the men’s hammer throw, Rowan Hamilton. It was Hamilton’s national record that Uliana’s throw of 73.14m broke, to set the new leading mark.

Uliana’s coach Garret Collier has historically enjoyed a significant amount of success working with the best throwers in Canada. His former athlete Camryn Rodgers represented Canada in the 2020 Olympics after setting the NCAA collegiate record in the hammer throw. All of this to say— Uliana’s potential achievements ought not to be underrated. Although the pressure to reach the sky-high standards set in previous competition must be tremendous, Uliana has shown a level of performance that is nearly unprecedented in BC track and field history. A national record holder who is surrounded by throwing greatness, Uliana is poised to deliver an all-time performance at this year’s BC High School Track and Field Championships.

*Photos by Brian Cliff*

*Photos by Brian Cliff*

Author: RunBC



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