(NOTE from sports reporter Marty Hastings — these results were sent to KTW earlier this month, before COVID-19 wiped out events in our region and across the world)
On the track
Kamloops Track and Field Club athletes raked in medals and established club, provincial and national records at the Van Ryswyk Indoor Invitational and B.C. Masters Indoor Championships, which ran from Feb. 28 to March 1 at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The following athletes set club records: Sophie Reed (long jump, 60-metre hurdles), Payton Heer (high jump, long jump) Haylee Robinson (60m dash), Tianna Zabihi (shot put), Amber Brinkworth (1,000m run) and Kaidi Visser (shot put).
Kian Zabihi’s effort in weight throw was a national and club record.
Ashton Cook and Mason Hondzel tied club records in high jump.
KTFC athletes combined to win 73 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 10 bronze medals.
Sunette Lessing won gold in the 60m hurdles, long jump, high jump and shot put.
She tied a national record in high jump with a B.C.-record leap and established a provincial record in 60m hurdles.
Dwight Liburd finished atop the podium in 60m dash, 200m, long jump and triple jump.
Michelle Ziebart claimed gold in the 60m dash and 200m, Miriam Cavani placed first in high jump and long jump, Bruce Butcher won gold in shot put, Derm Strong snared silver in the 60m dash, 200m and 400m and Anne Stark won silver in the 200m.
On the ice — Valleyview
Valleyview Skating Club athletes fared well at the Super Series StarSkate Final event earlier this month in Kelowna.
Kathryn Heid won a pair of silver medals, Morgan Wells, Addison Creelman, Sydnie Westran and Nina Wells earned one silver medal apiece and Carter de Jong, Fiona Poole, Brooklyn Leduc and Tenley McKim claimed bronze medals.
Ashlyn Wassing had fourth- and 10th-place finishes and Libby Tucker, Brenna Wassing and Lexi Pockett had ninth-, 10th- and 18th-place finishes, respectively.
On the ice — Kamloops
Kamloops Skating Club athletes participated at an event hosted by the Glengarry Figure Skating Club in Penticton on March 14.
Earning gold medals were Annabelle Garrioch and Sloane Beggs.
Mikayla Kelly, Tarissa Shular, Miranda Kozak, Camryn Watson, Maggie Garrioch, Isabella Pontellini and Tamah Chahal-Pfeiffer earned silver medals.