Track and field triumphs as two players advance from the Fraser Valley championships into the provincials.
Liz Gilder, grade 12, and Joshua Laughlin, grade 11, both placed high in their respective events, qualifying them for the provincial championships.
Along with Gilder and Laughlin, Ethan Yang, grade 11, and Lucie Thomas, grade 10, also competed in the Fraser Valleys.
The Fraser Valley championships, held last week from in Langley, saw the four athletes compete and place in a variety of events.
Gilder achieved 6th place in the women’s triple jump event, while Laughlin took 5th place in the men’s 400-meter run and 6th in men’s 200-meter dash.
Yang placed 17 in the men’s 3000-meter run and 20th in the men’s 1500-meter run. Thomas came in 26 for both the women’s 100 and 200-meter dashes.
“They’re committed, they work hard, and they’re super excited to go to provincials,” said Michele Wilson, coach. “It’s an internal drive because it’s an individual sport.”
Provincials will be held in Kelowna next week, from May 29 to June 1.