Numerous Provincial Titles Claimed for Thunderbirds at BC Jamboree

A number of Thunderbird athletes were crowned as provincial champions in their respective events over the weekend, at the 2018 BC Provincial Championships, held at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.

On the men's side, Thunderbirds were led by Senior athletes, Kenneth Schultze in the Open Men's 110m hurdles (14.42), John Gay in the Open Men's 3000m steeple chase (8:56.12), Vikram Parahoo in the Open Men's Shot Put (10.54m), and Luc Illicic, who won the U20 Men's discus with a throw of 44.27metres. 

On the women's side, Thunderbirds earned individual Provincial titles from Sophia Aitken (U16 girl's 300m hurdles, 48.54), Emily Huser (Open Women's Tripple Jump, 10.8m), and Noelle Yau in the U16 discus, with a throw of 32.68m. 

Congratulations to all on a fantastic outdoor season, and best of luck to those of you who are going on to compete at the BC Summer Games, Legion Championships, or over in Europe! 

A full list of club results can be found below. Thank you to Jennifer Carrique for her dedicated hours of compiling these for us! You can also view a full list of BC Provincial Championship results here.  

Podiums and Personal Bests for Vancouver Thunderbirds at BC High School Championships

Vancouver Thunderbirds had a great showing at the 2018 BC High School Championships, hosted by Ocean's Athletics at the Mcleod Athletic Park in Langley, BC from May 31st-June 2nd. 

Over twenty Thunderbird athletes in total took part in the event, while competing for their respective schools. 

Highlight performances included:

Paul Fisher winning the Senior Boy's 400mH in 56.75, after battling a hamstring injury for most of the season. Fisher was also fourth in the Sr. Boy's 400m (50.19) just missing the podium in his secondary event. Fisher was followed closely by Thunderbird Egidio Cantarella, who was fifth in 50.31. 

 Paul Fisher en route to 400mH Victory at BC High School Championships.

Paul Fisher en route to 400mH Victory at BC High School Championships.

Alex Pescitelli won gold in the Senior Men's 200m with a personal best time of 22.06. 

Also coming off injury, was Luka Poljak, who won a bronze medal in the Senior Men's High Jump, in a lifetime best of 1.85m. 

 Luka Poljak with head High Jump Coach, Larry Blaschuk

Luka Poljak with head High Jump Coach, Larry Blaschuk

The top female Thunderbirds at the Championships were Alexandra Campbell and Logan Fung. Campbell, coached by Cindy Crowther and Sean Dawson won the Grade 8 Girl's 3000m, and placed third in the 1500m. Fung (coached by Andrew Cooke) raced to a silver medal in the Junior Girl's 300mH event, with a time of 47.19.  Her power speed teammate, Terence Cheung placed fourth in the Junior boy's 300mH, with a new personal best of 40.84. 

Congratulations to all of the Thunderbird athletes who competed, and to our hard working coaching staff: Andrew Cooke, Larry Blaschuk, Bill Fisher, Gordon Poljak, Jennifer Carrique,  Cindy Crowther, Sean Dawson, Jonelle Bell-Spence. We are looking forward to a fantastic outdoor club season! 

Thunderbird Club Results from BC High School Championships 2018

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