Thunderbirds Shine at BC Champs

Sixteen Thunderbird athletes competed at the provincial championships in Aldergrove on Saturday, October 29th.

Katrina Allison took the silver in the Women’s Junior and in doing so qualified as part of the BC team to compete at the Canadian National Championships at Jericho Park on November 26th. She looks set for a good race at the BC High School Championships.

Thunderbird athletes dominated the boys Youth race, Trevor Knechtel, Patrick Riddell, Gaelen Moore, Matt So and Mackenzie Wong taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th respectively.

In the Boys 13 year old race, Kieran Lumb ran strongly in taking 2nd place, with Thomas Broatch working his way steadily through the field throughout the race to finish 7th.

Paul Fisher, in his first race as a Thunderbird, followed up his win at the city championships with a third place finish in the 11 year old boys race, with Michael Mitchell less than 10 seconds back in 5th place.

Willem Palaty finished just out of the medals, but had a great run trying to chase down third spot in the boys’ 12 year old division, while Dimitri Cunning showed great focus in his first race for the club in finishing in 12th place.

Tomo Newton and Madison Wong finished 5th and 6th in the 15year old girls race, Leal Makaroff running strongly also to finish 6th in the boys 14 year old division and Jennah Lay finished 13th in the Youth age group (6th ist year youth), again a first time showing as a TBird.

Shaunika finished in 13th place in the 9 year old Girls race, only 6 seconds out of eight spot, and Iva Jankovic showed great work ethic in the 12 year old girls race in her first race as a TBird.