June was a busy month for the TBIRD JDs with meets in Coquitlam, Langley, Burnaby and Surrey, not to mention the Harry Jerome!
Our high jumpers have shown good form with current personal best:
Japinder Brar (1.10m), Acheleke Tateh (1.25),Jessica Mills (1.32m), Ava Eichhorst (1.40m), Madeleine Waraich (1.45m), Griffen Cole (1.50m), Maclean Carlson (1.45m), Harris Boomer (1.35m), Slizard Puddifoot (1.40m), Jasleen Nagra (1.45m) all claiming top 3 finishes. Alice Barton and newbie Kate Delorme have both made great progress.
In the horizontal jumps: Jasleen Nagra (triple jump), Szilard Puddiford (long jump) have earned wins with Prabhdeep Brar, Anna Kruk, Ava Eichhorst, Nyla Tukker and Madeleine Waraich all showing well, while the quartet of Griffen Cole (3.99m) Luc Primeau (3.95m), Maclean Carlson (3.95m) and Roman Yeterian (3.93m ) have been battling it out.
Our throwers have also excelled: Roman Yeterian has been gradually inching further and further along in his discus and shot, winning or being close to every outing, as has Natalie Franke. Szilard has shown that he is an all-rounder by excelling at shot, Lilly Horlock has had great success in both the shot and discus, with the Hawkey brothers (Fransceso and Gianluca) Cameron Stanger and Jessica Milles making strides in both events. Meanwhile in the javelin, Griffen Cole and Mason Van Raamsdonk have led the way with consistently high performances; Griffen surpassing the provincial record at the Universal meet. Natalie Franke, Roman Yeterian, Jessica Mills and Lilli Horlock have also added Javelin to their repertoire and have also performed well in these new events. Chris Guite has also shown promise.
In the sprints our hurdlers have also excelled: Victoria Cheung, Szilard and Jasleen Nagra have dominated the short hurdles, the latter having been at or very close to the front in the longer 200m hurdles. Chloe Symon, Ava Eichhorst has featured strongly in both events as have Nyla Tukker, Anna Kruk, Maclean Carlson, and Madeleine Wairaich. Pierce Simmons has notched up wins in the short hurdles, and the hard work that they have been putting in is paying off for Lilli Horlock, Roman and Luc Primeua as they have also featured more and more at the front of the hurdlers. Japinder and Prabdeep Brar have also figured prominently in the short hurdles, and Misha Sayani has shown real potential in his first season. Sam McGee made a big impact in his first meets, easily defeating some much more experienced competitors or finishing high up in each event entered. Catherine Delorme and Jasper Kong have also impressed in their first season.
In the flat sprints: Victoria Cheung, Jasleen, Mary Lou Djida, Ava, Elias Leacock and Tateh Mbunya have all scored impressive wins and Nick Jang, Winson Del Rosario and Misha Sayani, and Libby Dabbs have all been up at the front in their respective races.
Not to be outdone, our distance runners have also chalked up some impressive performances. Camron Haime, Christopher Guite, Harris Boomer, Elijah Clarke, Michael Lam, Chloe Symon, Fransceso Hawkey, Jessica Mills, Faryn Murray – Rutley, Ben Smith, Madeline Blesch, Kai Martland, Ruby Forsyth and Alice and Gabi Barton have all shown great form as we head into the final month of the season.
The Harry Jerome meet saw five TBird teams compete, all running well, with the quartet of Mary Lou Djida, Ava Eichhorst, Mbunya Tateh and Jasleen Nagra blowing away the competition.
Congratulations to all as we look forward to a rewarding July!
-Graeme Fell, Head JD Coach