Graet Performances at the BC Jamboree

The BC Jamboree is the BC Championships for athletes in grade 8 and up.

Thunderbird high jumpers performed extremely well in the rainy, wet conditions at the Jamboree in Coquitlam, with Alyx Treasure winning the Junior Women's HJ with a jump of 1m75, and Emily Huser jumping 1m45 in the Youth division.  Next up for Alyx are the Pan Am Juniors in Florida July 22 - 24 with the Junior National Team.  Paul Little and Mike Mason ended their seasons by finishing 1-2 in the Open Men's HJ, Paul with a leap of 2m10 to win, and Mike at 2m05.  In the Youth division, Bashir Khan made 1m85 to finish second but more importantly to earn a spot on the BC Youth team that will be competing at the Legion meet in Ottawa in early August.

Congratulations to Amabel Stokes who won the Youth 400m in 'A' standard time and qualified to compete for Team BC and the Legion Nationals in Ottawa, Ontario.Sajeda Win ran near her seasonal bests in both the 100m and 200m; qualifying for the 200m B finals. Andrew de Visser won a silver medal in the long jump and a 4th place finish in the 100mh and is looking forward to the Legion Nationals where he will compete in the open division.  This has been a great season by all and we are looking forward to big performances in August!

The Thunderbird middle distance group had a number of outstanding results. Starting with the youth division, Kansas Mackenzie ran another great 800m race to capture the silver medal. Her time of 2:14.94 is a new personal best. This performance will set her up well for the Canadian Youth Championships in Ottawa. Megan Nantel finished 15th in the 800m with a time of 2:33.09. Christian Gravel finished 2nd in the 1500m and 3rd in the 800m. His time of 3:57.60 in the 1500m earned him a spot on the BC team heading to Ottawa. Matthew So ran a personal best in the 400m with a time of 51.46. He came back to finish 5th in the 800m with a time of 1:59.18. Mackenzie Wong placed 8th in the 400m with a time of 53.46 and 11th in the 800m with a time of 2:05.33. Patrick Riddell finished 8th in the 800m with a new personal best of 2:02.01. Katrina Allison finished 5th in the 3000m and will go on to Ottawa to contest the 1500m and 3000m. She has had a breakthrough season and currently has the 6th fastest time in Canada in the youth 3000m.

In the midget division, Madison Wong placed 7th in the 200m with a time of 27.63 and 10th in the 300m with a time of 44.22. Tomo Newton had a strong performance in the 1200m, coming home with a time of 4:08.64. Daniel Goh ran personal bests in the 1200m (3:19.44 for 4th) and 800m (2:04.47 for 5th). Daniel is going to Ottawa to compete in the 800m, 1200m, and 2000m.

In the junior division, Alex Kilpatrick finished 9th in the 800m with a time of 1:56.54 and Joseph Buckshon ran a personal best of 2:03.65 to finish 14th.

In the senior division, Jordan Maynard displayed strong finishing speed to finish 3rd in the 1500m with a time of 3:57.23. He went on to finish 9th in the 800m with a new personal best of 1:53.42. Kapil Anand was just shy of his personal best in the 800m with a time of 1:59.68.

The middle distance group has had a great year and will look to keep the positive momentum going into the 2011-2012 season!