RSS shines at Okanagan Valley track championships
Nineteen Revelstoke Secondary School track and field team members qualified for the provincial high school championships following the Okanagan Valley Championships in Kamloops on Wednesday.
“I probably have the strongest track team I’ve ever had,” said head coach Andy Pfeiffer.
Of 47 athletes on the team, he said several can hope to medal at the provincials.
At the Kamloops meet on Wednesday, 41 RSS students reached the podium in individual events, as did every relay team. It should be noted in some events there were three or fewer competitors. For complete results, visit www.kamloopstrackandfield.ca.
The following senior athletes qualified for the provincials:
Brittany Evans in the 1,500m and 1,500m steeplechase
Megan Evans in the 800m, 1,500m and 3,000m
Zev Isert in the 1,500m, 200m steeplechase and 4X100m relay
Gordon Mason in the 3,000m
Ainslee Arthurs in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles
Lachlan Hicks in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long-jump and 4X100m relay
Delyth Harper in the 400m hurdle and 1,500m steeplchase
Brandon Howe in the triple jump, long jump and 4X100m relay
Peter Behncke in the shot put, hammer throw and 4X100m relay
Eric Schwenk in the 400m hurdles and triple jump
Courtney Smith in the shot put and discus
Bronte Viznaugh in the shot put, discus and javelin
The following grade 8 and 9 athletes also met provincial qualifying standards and should be attending:
Jake Wallach in the javelin
Mitch Hayman in the javelin
Cailin Engling in the high jump
Jacqueline Cottingham in the high jump
Chris Andrews in the shot put and discus
Rhys Evans in the 100m hurdles
Amy Gagnon in the 80m hurdles
The B.C. high school provincial track and field championships take place June 1-2 at Swangard Stadium in Richmond, B.C.