Mount Douglas' Sam Willett throws the discus.

Saanich pull in medal haul from track and field championships

Reynolds Roadrunners finish second in combined men’s and women’s senior standings at B.C. High School Track and Field Championships

The Reynolds Roadrunners had a huge weekend finishing second overall in the combined men’s and women’s senior team standings at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley, June 5 and 6.

With 62 points, Reynolds was just three back of combined winner New Westminster. The Reynolds men earned 36 points and the women 26. Mount Douglas was fourth in the senior men’s team rankings with 32 points and either overall in the combined senior team score with 42 points (Oak Bay as sixth with 48.25).

National team hopeful Taylor Lyman of Reynolds won the senior men’s 800m gold in 1:53.46, a little back of his B.C. under-18 record, in a tightly contested race with Pitt Meadows’ Reid Muller (silver, 153.55) and the latter’s rival from across the Golden Ears Bridge, Dean Ellenwood of Langley secondary (bronze, 1:55.73).

Lyman and Muller finished together in the qualifying race, fourth and fifth. 

Brendan Hoff took two silvers, the senior men’s 1,500m (3:55.56) and the 3,000m (8:43.13), finishing with in second of Nathan Tadesse of Surrey, who won gold in both races.

Reynolds’ won bronze in the senior men’s (Taylor Lyman, Nico Vincent, Graeme Thompson, Simon Norgrove) and women’s (Nicole D’Agnolo, Lara Irwin, Alex Thomas, Lauren D’Agnolo) 4X100m relays, while Mount Douglas’ team also made the men’s 4X100m relay final heat and finished seventh (45.35).

(PHOTOS INSET: Lara Irwin of Reynolds in the senior triple jump, by Boaz Joseph. Irwin fouled out of the triple jump but medalled in the 4x100m. Abdul Shokoya of St. Michaels University School in the senior 100m dash qualifying heat, by Gary Ajuha. Shokoya finished fourth in the 100m final, 11.43 seconds.)

Reynolds Simon Norgrove won bronze in the 110m senior men’s hurdles (16.88), edging Lambrick Park’s Brody Brubacher (16.95) by .07 of a second.

Mount Douglas thrower Lizzie Bomford threw the senior women’s discus 31.77m, fifth overall, ahead of Reynolds thrower Kelsey Carrothers threw the discus 30.89m for sixth best. Carrothers was fourth in the shot-put, six centimetres back of bronze medal winner Samantha Landoldt of St. Thomas More (10.63m).

Carrothers finished top-10 in all three throwing events, with a 31.07m-effort in the javelin, 10th overall.

Lambrick’s Julianna Mar was fifth in the hammer and 10th in the discus.

In men’s throwing, Reynolds’ Keegan Vrooman was fourth in the junior hammer with a 40.95m throw. Reynolds’ Grade 9 student Nicole D’Agnolo won bronze in the junior women’s 300m hurdles

Sam Willet led Mount Douglas with his second straight gold medal in the senior men’s hammer throw, 54.94m, which is nearly four metres further then second place. Willet threw three fouls in an attempt to better his 2014 winning effort of 55.87m, settling for 54.94.

Mount Douglas’ Francis Abrill took silver in the senior men’s pole vault with a 3.75m effort, .90 metres back of the winner, Jason Clare of Nanaimo (4.65m). Abdul Shokoya

Junior thrower Lindsey Frederiksen of Mount Douglas won gold with a 62.79m best in the hammer. Mount Doug’s Cassidy Steen took bronze in the senior women’s 1,500m steeple chase (5:17.51).

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