Kamloops Track and Field Club athletes set provincial records at B.C. championships

Kamloops Track and Field Club athletes earned podium finishes and broke provincial records at the B.C. Athletics Jamboree, held last weekend at Hillside Stadium.

Throws athletes led the way for the local club.

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Cole Bibby set the under-16 B.C. record in javelin, throwing 60.94 metres to crush the mark held previously by Kris Burleigh, who threw 55.88m in 2005.

Not to be outdone, Kian Zabihi set the provincial record in under-16 hammer throw, heaving the implement 67.87m.

The record was previously held by Trey Henderson, who threw 62.78m in 2004.

Matthew Arnold earned a gold medal in the men’s under-18 hammer throw division and Elliott Payne finished atop the podium in under-18 javelin.

Jacob Taylor was second among two athletes in under-20 javelin, with a throw of 54.71m. Jarrett Chong threw 64.54m to claim gold.

Phoebe Price-Roberts was second among two athletes entered in the women’s under-20 hammer throw category.

Greg Stewart was the sole competitor in the 20- to 34-year-old male shot put division.

The 7-foot-2 Kamloopsian, who is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, saved his best for his last of six throws, with a toss of 15.82m

In jumps, Bazil Spencer earned gold in under-20 high jump and Ben Makwarimba was third among three athletes in the 20-plus long jump category.

In running action, Calum Carrigan had a bronze-medal finish in the 800m.

 

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