BC High School Track and Field Day 2 Recap
Competition at the 2022 BCHS Track and Field Championships is heating up. Another crop of individual champions have been crowned and new meet records set as we approach the final day of competition. Tomorrow the final champions will be crowned and the team champions will etch their names into the BC Track and Field history books.
Friday morning opened fast with the sprint hurdles and the much anticipated 100m races. Amelia Kirsten took home the win in the women’s sprint hurdles in a time of 15.54 seconds after qualifying from the heats earlier in the morning. Madison Gordon continued her stellar performances and placed second. On the men’s side Aidan Turner edged out Michael Sherk for the gold. Next saw the 100m heats where we caught a glimpse of Nate Paris ease into a spot in the final in the senior men’s 100m while Jordyn Reed and Jaeland Cummings qualified on the women’s side. A few hours later Paris won the coveted gold medal in senior men’s 100m final and Cummings took home the women’s title. In the para 100m Chima Obi Nbe Nzeadibe won in the men’s race in a time of 13.00 seconds. Jenna Valente ran 22.05 seconds to secure the women’s para title.
Coming back from the heats yesterday Nolan Humphries won in a convincing fashion in the men’s 400m. Elly McDowel-Mitchell and Kalimo Ngobi battled in the women’s race as McDowel-Mitchell ultimately came out on top. Chloe Symon topped the junior women’s 400m with a blistering 56.65 second mark – a time that would have won her the senior title. Adam Sieben’s time of 50.50 seconds was good for gold in the junior boys category.
Beyond the sprints, the 1500m finals proved to be as exciting as expected with Maya Baechler winning the senior women’s title in a time of 4:32.69. The men’s race proved just as invigorating. Caiden Lee won in an impressive 3:55.20. Close races on the junior side were equally as impressive. Alexa Dow ran 4:25.29 for the win in the junior girls category while Kai Martland notched a massive PB of 4:05.02 to take home the junior boys title. Earlier in the morning the always nerve-wracking steeplechase was contested. Tion Mcliesh proved the most efficient over the barriers in the senior men’s race, running an impressive 5:57 for the win. Not to be outdone by Mcliesh, Mackenzie Hack took home the senior women’s title in 5:00.
On the field many more champions emerged. Matthew Uliana threw a tremendous mark of 49.75m to secure the crown in the senior men’s discus. Meanwhile Isabella Hall threw 46.01m in the senior girls hammer edging Keerat Dhillon for the title. A close competition in the senior men’s high jump was won with a clearance of 2.07m by Levi Tuura. The senior women’s victor Isla Stewart jumped a height of 1.65m. Divine Aniamaka set a tremendous mark of 13.64m in the senior men’s triple jump shattering the previous BCHS record.
Looking forward to the third and final day of competition we anticipate more historical performances and quality competition. Stay tuned to AthleticPics for all of the details.