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Walnut Grove soars to Fraser Valley title

Walnut Grove’s Shelby Smithson won silver in the high jump at the Fraser Valley track and field championships on May 17 at McLeod Athletic Park. Smithson also won bronze in the 100m hurdles. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Walnut Grove’s Shelby Smithson won silver in the high jump at the Fraser Valley track and field championships on May 17 at McLeod Athletic Park. Smithson also won bronze in the 100m hurdles.
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The Walnut Grove Gators captured both the senior girls and senior team Fraser Valley championship banner.

The two-day championships were held May 15 and 17 at McLeod Athletic Park.

The Gators’ Ashley Windsor was the senior girls aggreggate winner, winning gold in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events. She also set new Fraser Valley records in the 400 and 800 races. The Grade 12 student was also named the most inspirational athlete award.

Other Langley medal winners included:

Ben Marshall (D.W. Poppy) gold 110m hurdles, silver 400m hurdles.

Eli Kastelein (Langley Christian) gold 400m hurdles.

Braedon Dolfo (Langley Secondary)silver 100m.

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Samantha Gillis gold 1500m steeplechase.

Danica Matson bronze 400m hurdles.

Julianna Matson silver 1500m racewalk.

Andrea Robinson gold 400m hurdles, silver 100m hurdles.

Shelby Smithson silver high jump, bronze 100m hurdles.

Steven Tyndall bronze 400m.

Trevor Whiton bronze 110m hurdles.

Ethan Wilkinson bronze 400m.

In relays, Walnut Grove also won gold in the girls 4x100, gold in the girls 4x400, silver in the boys 4x100 and silver in the boys 4x400.

The meet also served as the zone 3 trials for this summer’s B.C. Summer Games in Surrey.

Medal results for the Grade 8/9 athletes included:

Nick Colyn (Langley Christian) gold 2000m.

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Robyn Buckingham gold 80m hurdles, gold long jump.

Sean Donnelly silver javelin.

Jason Kimoto silver 200m, silver 300m.

Alex Savage silver long jump, bronze 100m.

Emma Smithson gold 200m hurdles, silver 80m hurdles.

The Walnut Grove relay teams won gold in the boys 4x100, gold in the girls 4x100 and gold in the girls 4x400 events. They won silver in the boys 4x400 and bronze in the boys 4x400 and bronze in the girls 4x400 events.

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Robyn Buckingham gold high jump.

Mira Foster bronze triple jump.

James Hellner bronze high jump.

Jaclyn Pauley bronze 200m hurdles, bronze 80m hurdles.Daniel Pavlic bronze 300m.

Teagan Rasche gold 1500m race walk, silver hammer throw.

Hannah Rolfe bronze high jump.

Brittni Wolczyk gold javelin, silver discus, silver shot put.

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