Multi-Event Athletes Show Out in Langley
First Provincial Champs in Two Years Kick-Off with a Bang
Athletes have waited for two years to compete at the BC High School Track and Field Championships. After such a long wait, these athletes were ready to prove themselves on the biggest stage in provincial track and field. When it began to rain the morning of the BC Multi Event champs, some may have thought performances would suffer. Ultimately, despite the poor conditions all weekend, these athletes produced incredible performances that set the tone for an exciting two weeks of BC high school track and field.
A two-day event that historically has taken place prior to the BC High School Track and Field Championships, the multi-event competition features a heptathlon and decathlon in each senior category and an octathalon and heptathlon in the junior categories, while eighth-graders compete in an abridged pentathlon composed of five varying events.- In the pentathlon, Lily Stroda and Logan Hall each earned victories in their respective events. These young athletes have displayed immense potential that should be monitored as they improve over the course of their high school careers. Their current athletic accomplishments are worth celebrating, though.
In the junior girls’ heptathlon, Marlena Tresjno edged out Keshi Olson and Ava Eichhorst for the gold medal. While Tresjno won by just over 200 points, a mere 26 points separated the 2nd place Olson from the 3rd place Eichonhorst to round out the podium. On the junior boys’ side, Chun-Shuo Lee emerged victorious while Thomas Wirtz and Maclean Carlson earned silver and bronze respectively.
The headlining senior events proved eventful. On the girls’ side, Madison Gordon dominated the competition with a score of over 400 points higher than the second-place Amelia Kristen from Crofton House. Kristen’s 2nd place finish will prove to be essential points in the highly competitive senior girls’ team title the following weekend. Finally, Nate Paris and Aiden Turner battled back and forth in what will go down as the most competitive decathlon in BC High School history, with Paris emerging victorious.