Thunderbirds JD Athletes had a tremendous weekend at the BC Championships in Nanaimo claiming 24 medals (4 Gold, 12 Silver, and 8 Bronze)
Gold medal winners included: Jessica Kieffer in the 600m, Delia Warrington (1000m), Xavier Kristen (high Jump) and the girls 10 year old 4x100m team of Jessica Kieffer, Finley Butler, Delia and Noelle Yau.
Silver medalists included: Jessica Kieffer (100m); Delia Warrington in the 600m and High Jump, Sofia Warrington in the javelin, Hella- Marie Dolman in the javelin,; paul Fisher in the 200m Hurdles and Xavier Kristen in the 60m, 100m, and 600m. TBirds athletes teamed up to win silver in the 4x100 relays: Cynthia Wei, Hella-Marie, Shaunika Suriya and Lucie Warrington in the 11 year old girls race; Danielle Miller, Meg Swaffield, Sofia, and Sophie Morris in the girls 13 y/o race and; not to be out done, Paul Fisher, Thomas Samis, Jonah Glover-Cook and Callum McKenzie in the Boys’ event.
Bronze medals were earned by: Jessica Kieffer in the 60m and 60m Hurdles; Paul Fisher in the 800m and 80m Hurdles; Xavier in the 60m Hurdles; Spencer Terry in the 800m Race Walk; Hella-Marie in the 60m Hurdles and Finley Butler in the Long Jump.
Twenty eight new Personal Best performances were set over the weekend; this despite windy conditions that slowed times in many of the running events:
Jessica Kieffer: 16.22 – 100m, Meg Swaffield: 28.95 - 200m and 45.54 - 300m; Danielle Miller: 31.53 - 200m Hurdles, 4.19 – Long Jump, and 14.07 - 80m Hurdles; Hella Marie Dolman: 15.70 - 100m and 16.76 – Javelin; Noelle Yau: 15.83 - 100m and 11.18 – Javelin; Sofia Warrington: 36.96 - 200m Hurdles, Delia Warrington: 1.05 – High Jump; Lucie Warrington: 6.93 - Shot and 19.42m – Javelin; Shaunika Suriya: 18.97 – Discus; Sophie Morris: 26.58 – Javelin; Xavier: 9.24 - 60m, 14.78 - 100m, 3.69 – Long Jump, 14.17 - Discus, 1.52.80 - 600m, and 18.93 – Javelin; Spencer Terry: 17.04 - 100m and 6.14.81 - 800m Race Walk; Thomas Samis: 47.18 - 300m: Jonah Glover Cook: 4.05.30 - 1200m and Paul Fisher: 29.58 - 200m Hurdles.
A great time was had by all at the meet and at the Saturday Night team dinner, attended by over 60; the highlight being a valiant effort by Coach Azar to conquer the 10 pound hamburger. Thank you to Mary Ann for arranging the marvelous meal.