Kajaks Track and Field athletes shone at last weekend’s BC High School Track and Field Championships.
Despite the inclement and unpredictable weather at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, many Kajaks athletes, competing for their secondary schools or for the club, set B.C. high school records and personal bests.
For the students to even get there, they first had to qualify through the Richmond Zone meet, which was held during the first two weeks of May.
After that, the Richmond qualifiers competed in the South Fraser Zone Championships (Richmond, Delta, Surrey) and the top spots then made it to last weekend’s big event.
Lanie Man, of the Kajaks, said it was “great to see all different schools come together,” for the first BC High School Championships since 2019, due to the pandemic.
“The spirit of friendly competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship were all put to play at this three-day long weekend meet.”
The Kajaks’ Aidan Turner, a Grade 11 student at South Delta - set a new B.C. high school record and a new U18 men's pole vault record. He was also named the Most Inspirational Athlete of the meet.
Matthew Uliana - a senior at St George's - swept gold in all three events and set new B.C. high school meet records for shot put, discus and hammer throw for senior men. He was also named co-winner of Outstanding Male athlete of the meet.
For the full list of results, go to https://www.kajaks.ca/post/kajaks-athletes-shine-at-bc-high-school-championships