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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FREE Introductory Officials Workshop Available by BC Athletics, June 26th.

We are offering an introductory officials workshop on June 26, 2-330 at Swangard Stadium, as part of the Jerome Training Week. Any club volunteers interested in participating are highly encouraged to attend this FREE event! Participants will be given interesting assignments on officials teams during the competition later in the day. The BCA Officials Committee has made "succession planning” a priority for this year. We are offering these workshops to help member Clubs develop officiating resources to support athletes in competition in future years.

Registration and clinic information is on the BCA Officials web page:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/BCAthletics1/Level1OfficialsWorkshop

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 1 in the National Officials Certification program. Instructors will present organizational information, which prepares novice officials for successful participation and future upgrading. Basic rules and best practices for individual track and field events are presented on site. Handouts will be provided, but participants should come prepared to take notes. Dress for comfort and light OUTDOOR activity. Participants meet at the Southwest Gate of Swangard Stadium at 1:45pm. Participants are encouraged to also register for the Technical Equipment Workshop which follows at 3:30pm, and as volunteer officials for the Harry Jerome International Track and Field Meet; evenings - June 26 & 27 2018.

Date/Time: June 26, 2018  2:00pm - 3:30pm

Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial St., Burnaby

Instructors:  John Cull / Carol Cull / Sue Kydd

Contact:  John Cull

                johncull@telus.net

                (250) 923-2458