Richmond Kajaks members produced quite the medal haul at the recent B.C. Track and Field Championships in Kamloops.
Georgia Lam swept all sprints for 14-year-old women with gold medals in 100m, 200m and 300 events. Camryn Rogers Toney also collected her share of medals, winning gold in shot put and sliver in hammer and discus.
Distance runner Nathan Loewen was a surprise winner in the midget men's 300m sprint. Gurleen Bhandal was a gold medalist in midget women's discus.
Chanell Botsis was a double gold medalist in women's hammer and javelin. Her best effort in the hammer was a meet record. She also added a bronze in the discus.
Valerie Wideski collected her share of medals, winning gold in discus, silver in shot put and bronze in hammer. Recent transfer Marie Louise Forsyth picked up two medals - silver in long jump and a bronze in triple jump.
Youth and Juniors also took home some hardware with Pauljit Bhandal winning gold in the junior men's hammer and shot put. He also won silver in discus.
Mark Kalmykov finished with a bronze medal in junior men's hammer throw. Following in her sisters footsteps, Autumn Covington was a bronze medalist in hammer. Serena Graf won silver in shot put and hammer and Eva Merenyi bronze in shot put.
Curtis Moss once again retains his championship status by repeating as B.C. senior javelin champion. Newcomer Christine Ausman became the B.C. senior women's champion.
Kajaks Trey Henderson, who now trains in Kamloops, picked up the silver medal in men's hammer and Samantha Kennedy also earned silver in women's hammer. Andy White had a one of his better throws of the season finishing with a silver medal in men's javelin.
All other Kajaks athletes that participated in the championship made the finals in their respective events. Catherine Ylo in both 100 and 200m, Merel Shuurman Hess in 100m and 200m with great performances. Nathan Loewen finished fourth in midget 800m, fifth in 1200m and fourth in the 2000m. In the 2000m, 300m, 800m and 1200 he had personal best in each of his events with a total combined time of over 16 seconds off his previous PBs.