Delyth Harper races to an eighth place finish in the 400m hurdles.

Two RSS records broken at B.C. track championship

Two Revelstoke Secondary School records were smashed on the track during the B.C. high school track and field championship meet last weekend at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. During the two days of competition there was a fist full of season’s best results, a few top 8 finishes, and a few athletes who were fractions away from making finals.

Megan Evans set the new RSS standard in the junior 1500m race on the first day of competition at provincials. After competing in the 3000m a few hours earlier, Megan ran to an eighth place finish in the 1500m then remarked, “I think I like the 1500m better — it’s the right distance for me.”

And proof that sibling rivalry is alive and well, older sister Brittany wasn’t about to let her younger sister be the only Evans with a new RSS track and field record. Brittany broke her own school record, one she set at last year’s provincials, as she finished with a seventh place finish in the province with a mark of 4:50.20.

“I’ve never been in a race like that,” said Brittany noting that the pack of 12 finalists ran in very close quarters for more than half of the race, which translated into a lot of contact as athletes used their elbows to prevent becoming ‘boxed-in.

Rounding out the top 8 finishes were Delyth Harper’s gutsy 400m hurdle race. Harper, who has a reputation on the team for clipping hurdles and steeples during her races, was a bit surprised.

“I don’t even think I clipped [a hurdle],” she said.

In the throwing events, RSS athlete Chris Andrews pushed the 4 kilogram shotput to a season’s best mark of 12.34 meters during the first day of competition earning himself a top 8 finish.

“I can’t wait to come back next year,” said Andrews knowing that, as a grade 8, he still has one more year of eligibility in the junior portion of the competition.

Several athletes found themselves on the outside looking in as their performance was just a fraction from making the finals. Peter Behncke’s hammer throw and Brittany Evans’s steeplechase race had them in ninth place and Lachlan Hicks was a few tenths of a second too slow and ended up in 10th spot in the junior 100m hurdles.

Also, included in the results were a number of athletes who had season’s best performances – they included Bronte Viznaugh’s 24.62m hammer throw, Alei Mohr’s 18.38 100m hurdles, and Brittany Evans’s 5:28.86 steeplechase mark.

After a difficult year in terms of weather – the first outdoor practice was April 30th down at the track – the RSS track team finished up the season by improving on last year’s overall team results by winning three of the six Okanagan valley penants. And with young talent including the likes of Chris Andrews, Amy Gagnon, and Rhys Evans, the future continues to shine with expectation for the RSS Track and Field team.

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP talks throne speech, USMCA trade deal

Rob Morrison to open constituency office in Cranbrook at 800C Baker St. on Dec. 19

Revy Let’s Talk: Saying goodbye to the CYMHSU

Stacie Byrne is leaving her position to pursue new opportunities

Flurries and slushy roads for Revlestoke area today

Roads and weather conditions for Dec. 14

Low appointed CAO

She has been the interim CAO for the City of Revelstoke for seven months

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Holiday season mixed feelings

Does anyone else have mixed feelings about the holiday season? My aunt… Continue reading

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas

Vernon Teach and Learn allowed to keep Frosty up, but will need a permit come January 1

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

WATCH: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Conservation officers on the hunt for North Okanagan moose poachers

Officers execute search warrant Friday morning, investigation continues

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Most Read