Young Kajaks show their promise in Surrey

Club produces 17 medals at B.C Junior Development Championships

Kajaks Track and Field Club showcased its up-and-coming talent at last month’s B.C. Junior Development Championships in Surrey.

The Richmond-based club brought home 17 medals, along with several top eight finishes and plenty of personal bests.

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The contingent was led by 12-year-old Lawrence Man who was a triple gold medalist in his age group with wins in the shot put, discus and hammer. The latter came on a personal best throw.

Here is a complete rundown of the individual highlights:

13-year-old Boys

Monty Mair: high jump (silver).

13-Year-old Girls

Renzey Rozman: 200 metres (7th). Personal bests in 100 metres, 200 metres, shot put.

Kaitlyn Long: 100 metres (personal best).

Rebecca Chen: 200 metres (personal best), long jump (personal best).

Zachary Kennedy: 2,000 metres (4th), 1,200 metres (6th), 800 metres (7th). Personal bests in each race.

Kieran Foster: hammer (silver), discus (fourth), shot put (6th).

12-year-old Boys

Lawrence Man: shot put (gold), discus (gold), hammer (gold).

12-year-old Girls

Charlotte Bosma: high jump (silver), 80 metre hurdles (bronze, personal best).

Emelia Lupynis: discus (silver), shot put (bronze). 

Sofia Varma-Vitug: 200 metres (10th, personal best).

Mya Bennett: 100 metres (8th, personal best).

Kayla Spear: long jump (personal best).

Claire Chiang: 300 metres (7th.

11-year-old Boys

Ryan Nickerson: shot put (gold), 60 metres (silver) long jump (silver), discus (silver), 100 metres (bronze, personal best).

Tre Graff: 600 metres (7th), 1000 metres (6th).

10-year-old Boys

Tyler Ly: 100 metres (bronze, personal best), high jump (5th), 100 metres (personal best).

Jonathan Chiang: 100 metres (personal best).

10-year-old Girls

Katie Kennedy: 600 metres (silver, personal best), 1,000 metres (bronze), 60 metre hurdles (8th), long jump (6th, personal best).

Other notable performance in Surrey included Bryan Wai.

For kids who like to run in natural terrain, Kajaks Junior Development Cross Country training is starting in Aug. 26.Practices are out of Garry Point and Terra Nova Park. Kids can try the first session for free. For more information visit the club’s website or email

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