Langley athletes find podium at Lafarge Classic

Langley athletes captured seven medals at the 2012 Lafarge International Track Classic.

The meet was held June 6 at Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium.

Leading the way was Robbie Gallaugher of the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club, who won gold in the long jump with a leap of 7.37m.

That was one of three medals won by Mustangs athletes as Eli Kastelein won gold in the 400m hurdles in a time of 57.53 and Ethan Wilkinson took bronze in the 400m in 50.43.

Jarid Vaughan of the Coquitlam Cheetahs won silver in the 100m race in 10.84 seconds while Fiona Bensen, who competes for the Trinity Western Spartans, was second in the 1500m race in 4:31.02.

Vaughan is an R.E. Mountain graduate, who competed for four years with the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks and graduated with a degree in kinesiology in 2010.

Valley Royals' Spencer Prince and Zach Choboter won silver and bronze, respectively, in the hammer throw and long jump.

Prince's throw went 53m while Choboter leaped 60.2m.

Prince is a Brookswood graduate, while Choboter, who is from Aldergrove, attends Abbotsford's St. John Brebeuf.

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