Track stars shine

Four local athletes were honoured at the B.C. Athletics awards dinner Saturday in Richmond.

Four local athletes were honoured at the B.C. Athletics awards dinner Saturday in Richmond.

Among the local award winners were Olivia Moriconi and Jacob Gowler of the Ridge Rockets Track and Field Club, as well as Nathan Wadhwani of Golden Ears Athletics and Tim Hargreaves of the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club.

Hargreaves received an award for his high jump performance, while Nathan Wadhwani set B.C. records in his age bracket in the 2,000-metre and the 1,500-metre steeplechase.

Moriconi finished second in the U-16 hammer throw at the  Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships in Ottawa in AUgust.

Gowler, who also plays quarterback for the Pitt Meadows Marauders high school football team, was the top midget javelin thrower in the province with a distance of 49.5 metres.

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