Chris Andrews competes in the hammer throw at the Okanagan Valley Track and Field Championships last week.

Chris Andrews competes in the hammer throw at the Okanagan Valley Track and Field Championships last week.

Throwers lead way for Revelstoke Secondary School track and field team

14 Revelstoke Secondary School track and field athletes qualify for provincial championships in Langley on May 31.

By Andy Pfeiffer, RSS Athletics

Forty three Revelstoke Secondary School athletes competed in the Apple Bowl in Kelowna last Wednesday, May 15, in the Okanagan Valley Track and Field Championships. Team strength was highlighted by RSS capturing the grade 8 girls, grade 8 boys, and junior girls’ team titles at the meet.

Individual athlete results highlight the strength of the RSS track team in the throwing events. Peter Behncke led the throwers by easily winning the hammer by throwing over 53 meters. The hammer is an event in which Behncke hopes to improve on the bronze medal he won last year at high school provincials.

Peter Grimm was the Okanagan valley champion in the junior hammer, despite throwing 30.55 meters, a full ten meters below his earlier efforts this year.

Mack Reynolds’s hard work in the discus circle this spring paid off with a 29.28 metre throw for first place.

And javelin throwers Bronte Viznaugh and Takara Tompkins were Okanagan valley champions in their respective javelin events.

The final track meet of the season is the provincial championships in Langley on May 31 where seven senior and seven grade 8–9 athletes from Revelstoke will compete.