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Ellenwood golden in heptathlon

For the second straight year, Georgia Ellenwood has captured the gold medal in the heptathlon.

The Langley Secondary student won four of her seven events over the weekend at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium during the B.C. provincial high school track and field combined events provincial championships.

Ellenwood finished with 4,847 points, which is just shy of the provincial record set by Langley track and field legend Kelly Ann Kempf, who scored 5,024 points in 1988.

Ellenwood was tops in the high jump, long jump, 200m and 400m. She was second in the 100m hurdles and shot put and fourth in the javelin throw.

And Ellenwood was not the only local athlete to reach the podium.

Walnut Grove’s Shelby Smithson placed third in the heptathlon with 3,776 points.

Her Gators teammate, Keara Graham, placed seventh with 3,409 points.

In the men’s decathlon, Brookswood’s Adam Osborne finished fifth with 5,625 points. He won the pole vault portion of the 10-event decathlon with a throw of 4.0m.

The rest of the B.C. high  school track and field championships run this Friday and Saturday at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium.

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