Provincial success for local track and field club
The Kamloops Track and Field Club’s athletes brought home 11 medals from the B.C. Track and Field Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday, July 15, in Coquitlam.
Winning gold medals at the meet were Spencer Allen, in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s pole vault, Braden Derker, in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ high jump and pole vault, Ryan Jensen, in the 20- to 29-year-old men’s hammer throw, Kala Stone, in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre, Alex Smith, in the 14- and 15-year-old girls’ pole vault, and Kendall Fitzgerald, in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre.
Stone also won a silver in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 3,000-metre and Daniel Elke placed second in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s 110-metre hurdles.
Madison Allen won bronze in the 15-year-old girls’ discus and Breanna Derker placed third in the 18- and 19-year-old women’s hammer throw.
Cassia Joseph placed seventh in the 14-year-old girls’ high jump; Riley Kouwenhoven was eighth in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ 3,000 metre and 25th in the 1,500 metre; and Kirra Racine finished 12th in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre and 14th in the 800 metre.
Elke was seventh in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s 100-metre and Fitzgerald was ninth in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre.