Local track and field stars honoured
Three members of the Golden Ears Athletics Eagles Track Club were honoured as the top athletes in the province for their age group by B.C. Athletics last weekend.
Jade Lenton, a Grade 4 student at Alouette Elementary, was recognized for outstanding performances in sprint throwing events. Lenton was B.C. champion for his age group in 2012 at the 60-metre and 100-metre distances, and threw 5.89 metres in the shot put. Lenton turned in the fourth fastest time ever recorded in B.C. for nine-year-old girls in the 60-metre dash at 9.41 seconds.
Chisom Obioha, a Grade 5 student at Meadowridge School, was a B.C. champion in the 60-metre and 100-metre sprints, as well as hitting 1.28 metres in the high jump. Obioha ran a 14.39 in the 100-metre this season.
Erick Vilanueva, a Grade 8 student at Thomas Haney Secondary School, was awarded for his performances in the long jump and triple jump, where he was tops in the province for both events. Vilanueva’s best triple jump of 10.86 metres led the province this year.