BCSS 2022 Track and Field Championship


Overall Champion AALambrick Park Secondary School  
Overall Champion AAAOak Bary Secondary School  
Overall Senior SchoolOak Bay Secondary SchoolCrofton House SchoolKelowna Secondary School
Overall Junior SchoolElgin Park SecondarySt Thomas MoreDr Charles Best
Senior Boys AggregateOkanagan Mission Secondary Nanaimo DistrictKelowna Secondary School
Senior Girls AggregateCrofton House SchoolOak Bay Secondary SchoolR E Mountain Secondary School
Junior Boys AggregateSt Thomas More CollegiatePacific AcademyVancouver College
Junior Girls AggregateÉcole Dr Charles BestAbbotsford Christian SchoolNanaimo District
Oak Bay and Lambrick Park Secondary School
Okanagan Mission Secondary


100 mKealayna Tupass-Singh, Pacific ChristianMakenna Self, Dr Charles BestJaeland Cummings, Notre Dame Regional
200 mKealayna Tupass-Singh, Pacific ChristianMakenna Self, Dr Charles BestJaeland Cummings, Notre Dame Regional
400 mKionae Roberts, Duchess Park SchoolChloe Symon, Lord ByngElly McDowell-Mitchell, Oak Bay SS
800 mMaelyn Epp, Mount Slesse Middle SchoolAlexa Dow, Frances Kelsey SS (NR)Maya Baechler, Kitsilano
1500 mMaelyn Epp, Mount Slesse Middle SchoolAlexa Dow, Frances Kelsey SS (NR)Maya Baechler, Kitsilano
1500 m Walk Race Grace Wong, KillarneyChantelle Dass, Killarney
3000 mAva Gauthier, Nanaimo DistrictMaella Hodgson, Elgin Park SS (NR)Christina Peet Williams, Chilliwack SS
Steeplechase Jaina Kang, Credo Christian HSMackenzie Hack, Semiahmoo SS (NR)
Sprint HurdlesLily Strode, Canyon Falls Middle SchoolDelaney Self, Dr Charles BestAmelia Kristen, Grofton House School
200/300/400 m HurdlesVictoria Hoffman, Southgate Middle SchoolMaiya Brunoro, Langley Christian HSAdria Sellers, York House School
4 x 100 RelaySaint John Paul II AcademyYork House School (NR)Crofton House School
4 x 400 RelayWest Point Grey AcadmeyNanaimo District High SchoolOak Bay Secondary School (NR)
Shot PutNatalie Franke, Crofton House SchoolTalia Phanguara, North Surrrey SSCathlene Van Zyl, Kelowna SS (NR)
Discus Gurleen Mander, Frank HurtCathlene Van Zyl, Kelowna SS
JavelinAlana Car, Abbotsford Christian SchoolErika Burry, G P VanierLiepa Bajarunas, Port Moody
High JumpLily Stewart, KitsilanoKeshi Olson, Abbotsford Christian SchoolIsla Stewrt, South Delta School
Hammer Throw Gurleen Mander, Frank HurtIsabell Hall, Alberni District SS
Pole Vault Mackenzie Hurtubise, Langley SS (NR)Sonya Urbanowicz, Dover Bay SS (NR)
Long JumpLily Stewart, KitsilanoMakenna Self, Dr Charles BestMadison Gordon, R E Mountain SS
Triple JumpViolet White, Lord Byng SSJasleen Nagra, Fleetword Park SSMarylou Djida, ÉS Jules-Verne


100 m Special OlympicsJenna Valente, Terry Fox SSN/AN/A
400 m Special OlympicsJenna Valente, Terry Fox SSN/AN/A
Shot Put Special OlympicsJenna Valente, Terry Fox SS  
100 m Special OlympicsChima Obi Nzeabide, Princess MargaretAbeti Gutsche, Saint John Paul II AcademyRylan Mallari, North Delta SS
400 m Special OlympicsChima Obi Nzeabide, Princess MargaretRyland Mallari, North Delta SSAbeti Gutsche, Saint John Paul II Academy
Shot Put Special OlympicsChima Obi Nzeabide, Princess MargaretJohn Diego, Saint John Paul II AcademyIsaish Carlson Seaquam SS


100 mTason Tran, Maple Ridge SSMatthew Custodio, St Thomas MoreNate Paris, Nanaimo District (NR)
200 mDerek Frimpong, Maple Ridge SSKonstatinos Dedas, West VancouverNate Paris, Nanaimo District
400 mKaleb Adatia, Vancouver CollegeAdam Sieben, Duchess Park SSNolan Humphries, Okanagan Mission
800 mDaimon VanDyke, D W Poppy SSMark Molina, Mennonite Educational InstituteHudson Irving, Earl Marriott SS
1500 mElijah Clarke, Burnab NorthKai Martland, Prince of WalesCaiden Lee, Semiahmoo Secondary
1500 m Walk Race Lowell Solmes, Killarney (NR)Samual Morrison, Ballenas SS
3000 mElijah Clarke, Burnab NorthConor Nicol, Elgin Park SS (NR)Caiden Lee, Semiahmoo Secondary (NR)
Steeplechase James Hodgson, Elgin Park SS  (NR)Tion McLeish, St Michaels Univeristy School
Sprint HurdlesLogan Hall, Langley Fine Art SchoolNorbert Marase, Brentwood College SchoolAidan Turner, South Delta School  (NR)
200/300/400 m HurdlesEthan Moran, Pacific AcademyRedl Simon, G P VanierJosh Adhemar, W J Mouat (NR)
4 x 100 RelayMaple Ridge Secondary SchoolSt Thomas More (NR)Fraser Heights SS (NR)
4 x 400 RelayWalnut Groave Secondary SchoolSt Thomas MoreKelowna Seocndary school
Shot PutMaksym Cichecki, Maple Ridge SSThibaut chen, Aspengrove SchoolMatthew Uliana, St George’s School (NR)
Discus Nicholas Newman, Clarence Fulton SSMatthew Uliana, St George’s School (NR)
JavelinMason Vangardeeren, Abbotsford Christian SchoolTravis Harfield, Victoria High (NR)Deen Marrero, Grnadview Heights
Hammer Throw Lawrence Man, J N BurnettMatthew Uliana, St George’s School (NR)
High JumpSeth Brunoro, Langley Christian HSCaidyn Maver, St Thomas More (NR)Levi Tuura, New Westminister SS  (NR)
Pole Vault Griffin Wallan, Walnut Grove SSAidan Turner, South Delta SS (NR)
Long JumpTason Tran, Maple Ridge SSJustin Servos, Highland SSNate Paris, Nanaimo District (NR)
Triple JumpWinson Del Rosairo, Vancouver College AcademyPaul Ude, Pacific AcademyDivine Aniamake, Pacific Academy (NR)

Oak Bay, Lambrick Park shine as B.C. high school track and field championships return

The pandemic didn’t break the stride of Oak Bay or Lambrick Park. The first B.C. high school track and field championships since 2019 were held over the weekend in Langley and it was just like old times for the Bays and Lions.

Author: Cleve Dheensaw

Oak Bay and Lambrick Park athletes and coaches display the three provincial championship banners won by Island schools at the B.C. high school track and field championships over the weekend at McLeod ­Stadium in Langley.

The pandemic didn’t break the stride of Oak Bay or Lambrick Park. The first B.C. high school track and field championships since 2019 were held over the weekend in Langley and it was just like old times for the Bays and Lions.

Oak Bay won the Triple-A overall team championship for the 12th time since 2002 and the girls’ team title for the 11th time. Lambrick Park, a past power especially in field events, won the boys’ Double-A team championship.

That was no easy feat considering the provincial high school championship meet featured more than 2,400 athletes and 425 coaches from 330 schools with 120 officials overseeing 124 events. The competitions took place on the striking, bright blue running track at McLeod Athletic Park and its infield, which will also host the Canadian trials next month for the 2022 world championships in Eugene, Oregon, and 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

“It was a great feeling to finally be back out there since the Grade 12s had not competed since they were in Grade 9,” said Lambrick Park co-coach Tom Turnbull.

Those thoughts were echoed by the Oak Bay contingent.

“There was a buzz and excitement about being back and you could feel it around the track,” said Bays athletic director Rich Fast, who is also an assistant coach with the team.

The Oak Bay dynasty, which also has five second-place overall team finishes since 2001 to go with the 12 overall team championships since 2002, continued unabated after the pandemic break, but it took energy and commitment to keep it going.

“It felt like starting from scratch after two years,” said Fast.

“But this program is really positive and comes with great expectations because of the culture created in the past. There was a will to keep the tradition alive. There is stability and expectation, with teachers in the building committed to put in the volunteer time for the student-athletes and for the program.”

The breakout performer for Oak Bay was Grade 11 student Ellie McDowell-Mitchell with gold medals in the girls’ individual 400 metres and also the 4×400-metre relay and bronze in the 200 metres.

Lambrick Park edged out fellow-Island institution St. Michaels University School by one point for the boys’ Double-A title thanks to the yeoman effort of versatile Aidan Grew, who earned points for the Lions in five events ranging from the sprints to the steeplechase.

“For us winning, it came down to the final events in the relays,” said Turnbull.

Several Olympians have competed in the B.C. high school championships from the likes of Greg Joy, Scott Neilson, Michael Mason, Phil Olsen, Dave Steen, Dylan Armstrong, Shane Niemi, Jeff Schiebler to Debbie Scott, Elizabeth Gleadle and Alyx Treasure. The watch is always on for the potential next ones.

The individual Island star in the junior events was Alexa Dow from Frances Kelsey Secondary, who ripped through the meet by winning the girls’ 800 metres and 1,500 metres in record times, beating the old 800 metre standard by 1.86 seconds and the previous 1,500 metre mark by six seconds. Dow’s times would have won both the Grade 11-12 senior races in the 800 and 1,500 metres.

“I was so focused that I did not see the times until after the races and was surprised and pleased to see them,” said Dow, who is in Grade 9.

Dow’s championship 1,500-metre time also broke the B.C. U-16 provincial record of 4:26.33, set 27 years ago by two-time Olympian Malindi Elmore.

Dow is coached in the Prairie Inn Harriers club by two-time Olympic Games marathoner Bruce Deacon.

“Bruce teaches me so much about how to prepare for races,” said Dow. “I want to take my running to the highest level.”

The emerging Cowichan ­Valley product is ranked No. 1 in Canada for the 800 metres in U-16 girls and will be racing in the elite women’s class in the Victoria Track Classic on Thursday at Centennial Stadium and will compete in the B.C. Summer Games next month in Prince George.

OKM senior boys win BC School Sports provincial track & field title


Cindy White – Jun 12, 2022 / 12:00 pm | Story: 371677Photo: ContributedNolan Humphries, grade 12, scored 2 medals.

Top finishes in the 400-metre and 400-metre hurdles, plus a second in the 200-metre and 1,500-metre, helped propel Okanagan Mission Secondary school to the BC School Sports Boys AAA track & field provincial title in Langley last weekend.

The OKM senior boys captured the banner thanks to a strong showing by the whole team, including standout performances by Nolan Humphries, who was first in 400-metre, third in 200-metre and fourth in the 100-metre.

Nathan Loo won the 400-metre hurdles and was named Athlete of the Year.

Pishon Haughton, a Grade 10 student running against seniors, was second in the 200-metre and sixth in the 100-metre. Michael Schriemer was second in the 1,500-metre and Tatum Wade was third in the 800-metre and named Athlete of the Year in that discipline.

Other standouts included German international Katherina Van Porte, with a sixth place in high jump, including a personal best of 1.55 metres, and Ryley Bullock, who was eighth in triple jump in her first year of track & field.

The team is coached by Verena Stroda, Michelle Stoski, Meghan Faust and Christine Wolf.

The BC School Sports track & field championships were held at McLeod Athletic Field in Langley from June 9-11.

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