Golden Ears athletes compete at youth nationals

Seven members competed at the Royal Canadian Legion Youth National Championships in Montreal.

Seven members of the Golden Ears Athletics Track and Field Club competed recently at the Royal Canadian Legion Youth National Championships in Montreal.

The highlight performance was that of Bryce McKenzie, of Mission, who won a gold in the triple jump with a leap of 13.18 metres and a silver medal in the high jump, clearing 1.87m. He was was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 5.79 m in the under-16 division.

Other Golden Ears members who travelled to the meet with coach Rick Lloyd included Jorrin Lenton, who placed 18th in the 100 m hurdles in 15.93 seconds, and eighth in the 200m hurdles in 27.8 seconds.

Sara Hoffman placed 27th in the 100 m with a time of in 12.95 seconds  and finished 14th in the long jump with a 5.10 m leap.

Eric Villanueva finished 35th in the 100 m with a time of 11.82 seconds and 18th in the long jump with a 6.13 m leap.

Abisayo Ajibike finished ninth in the 100 m with a time of 12.79 seconds and 19th in the 200 m in 25.95 seconds.

Mikayla Tinkham placed 15th in the 1,500 m, running in a time of 4:47.42, and placed seventh in the 2,000 m steeplechase with a time of 7:27.44

Zack Kuzyk finished eighth in high jump, clearing 1.85 m and ended up in 12th in the triple jump with a leap of 12.15 m. Kuzyk finished 20th in the long jump with a  5.89 m leap.