Track club achieves national success
Great results are becoming the norm for the Kamloops Track and Field Club (KTFC) — and there were more to boast about on the weekend at the national junior track and field championships in Winnipeg.
Pole vaulter Spencer Allen and hammer thrower Adam Keenan won gold medals, while Kala Stone won bronze in the 1,500-metre race.
Allen vaulted 4.65 metres, edging fellow B.C. Athletics teammate Adam Osborne, who cleared 4.50 metres to win silver.
Keenan cruised to victory in hammer throw, tossing 71.32 metres, easily beating second-place Jordan Young, who threw 63.79 metres.
Stone completed the 1,500-metre in 4:37.55.
Emma Galbraith of Ottawa won gold with a time of 4:36.30.
Also competing for B.C. were KTFC athletes Breanna Derker and Daniel Elke.
Derker was sixth in women’s hammer throw with a 42.43-metre toss.
Elke placed 14th in the men’s 110-metre hurdles with a time of 15.91 seconds.