Langley athletes shine at provincial track and field championships

Walnut Grove
Walnut Grove's Sean Burnett clears the bar during the pole vault at the B.C. high school track and field championships. Burnett finished ninth in the event.
— image credit: Gord Goble

In addition to the handful of medals Langley athletes won at the B.C. high school track and field championships June 1-2 at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium, here is a complete list of results for local athletes:


Allison Giesbrecht 13th 100m preliminaries

Adam Marshall ninth 2000m steeplechase

Credo Christian

Zachary Vanderploeg sixth 40m hurdles

James DeLeeuw 27th long jump

Nathan Van Delden 17th discus

D.W. Poppy

Georgie Antle 15th discus

Ben Marshall fifth 400m hurdles; sixth; 110m hurdles; 20th 400m preliminaries

Langley Christian

Amaris Reimer 17th in the 100m hurdles preliminaries

Eli Kastelein sixth 400m

Aidan Kits 14th 400m preliminaries; 17th high jump

Walnut Grove

Meg Harradine 10th 400m preliminaries

Andrea Robinson fourth 400m hurdles; seventh 100m hurdles

Danica Matson 10th 100m preliminaries; 16th long jump

Keara Graham seventh 400m hurdles

Samantha Gillis 11th 1500m steeplechase

Julianna Matson 18th 1500m steeplechase

Cyrena Timmins 18th long jump; 19th 1500m steeplechase

Hannah Rolfe fifth high jump

Sarah Ferguson ninth pole vault

Taylor Gillis 19th long jump

Shelby Smithson 14th shot put

Dallas Tilley 13th javelin

Bryanna Wilson 4th javelin

Ethan Wilkinson fifth 400m

Trevor Whiton 12th 110m hurdles preliminaries

Sean Burnett ninth pole vault

The Walnut Grove relay team of Andrea Robinson, Meg Harradine, Samantha Gillis and Danica Matson were fifth after the preliminaries of the 4x100 relay and sixth after the finals.

Walnut Grove's 'B' team — Shelby Smithson, Dallas Tilley, Keara Graham and Samantha Gillis — in the 4x400 relay was eighth after both both the preliminaries and finals. The school's 'A' team of Meg Harradine, Ashley Windsor, Danica Matson and Andrea Robinson had won silver.

The Walnut Grove relay team of Trevor Whiton, Steven Tyndall, Ethan Wilkinson and Will Tsai were 13th in 4x100 relay preliminaries, while Tsai, Wilkinson, Brandon Drake and Sean Burnett were seventh in the 4x400 relay finals

Grade 8/9 championships:

Langley Christian

Kiana Bekar 11th long jump

Walnut Grove

Rebecca Lindsay 15th 400m preliminaries

Emma Smithson fifth 80m hurdles

Robyn Buckingham seventh 80m hurdles; 12th long jump

Jason Kimoto ninth 400m preliminaries

Alex Wilkinson 11th 400m preliminaries; 16th long jump

Martin Allen 12th 400m preliminaries

Alex Savage sixth high jump

Daniel Stead eighth high jump

The Walnut Grove relay team of Ravan Johal, Martin Allen, Alex Savage and Jason Kimoto was fifth in the 4x100 finals

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