Grade 4 Glenwood Elementary student Ryuu Bartok competes in the long jump at the district track and field meet last Thursday. Colleen Flanagan photo

2,000 students take part in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows elementary track meet

Setting new marks in the high jump

The annual Elementary Schools Track Meet for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District was held on Thursday and Friday, with 2000 students from 23 schools taking part in events over the two days.

Kanaka elementary repeated as the district champion in the large schools competition.

Meet organizer Paul Moran said there were new district records set in the high jump. Colette Vanderhoven of Maple Ridge Christian School won the Grade 5 girls event with a leap of 1.35m, beating a previous record of 1.30m set in 2013.

In the Grade 6 girls high jump Jaymie Smith of Whonnock elementary set a new mark with a jump of 1.42m, beating last year’s record of 1.41m.

And in the Grade 7 girls high jump, Paige Johnson from Golden Ears cleared 1.48m to beat a record that had been standing since 1983.

Track Meet Standings 2017

Large Schools

Place School Points

1 Kanaka 464

2 Algion 306

3 Yennadon 226

4 PME 213

5 ARE 211

6 Laity View 154

Medium Schools

1 Golden Ears 171

2 Meadowridge 156

3 Eric Langton 142

4 Davie Jones 136

5 Harry Hooge 123

6 MRE 121

7 Hammond 107

8 Alouette 105

Small schools

1 St. Pats 179

2 Whonnock153

3 MRCS 143

4 Edith McDermott 108

5 Fairview 63

6 Websters Corners 41

7 Glenwood 38

8 Blue Mountain 36

9 Highland Park 22