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Dozen medals for local athletes

Langley’s Chelsea Borrowdale (left) and Joel Harrison both won gold medals in their respective events over the weekend at the Legion national youth track and field championships at McLeod Athletic Park. Borrowdale was tops in the 1500m steeplechase while Harrison won in the pentathlon. - Louise Harrison
Langley’s Chelsea Borrowdale (left) and Joel Harrison both won gold medals in their respective events over the weekend at the Legion national youth track and field championships at McLeod Athletic Park. Borrowdale was tops in the 1500m steeplechase while Harrison won in the pentathlon.
— image credit: Louise Harrison

Langley athletes combined to win a dozen medals at the Legion youth national track and field championships over the weekend at McLeod Athletic Park.

In addition to a pair of gold medals won by Joel Harrison in the pentathlon and Chelsea Borrowdale in the 1500m steeplechase, local athletes also won five silver and five bronze medals.

Lauryn Cheung got things going on the first day (Friday) with a bronze medal in the midget girls pole vault, clearing 3.00m.

Saturday saw Megan Champoux, Dean Ellenwood, Teagan Rasche and Jordan Ellingson win individual medals, while Hannah Morrison was on the Team B.C. relay team which took third in the midget 4x100 with a time of 50.57.

Champoux won silver in the midget girls 200m hurdles (27.29) while Rasche and Ellingson won silver in the javelin.

Champoux threw 43.38m in the midget girls competition, Rasche’s throw of 43.38m was second in the youth women’s division; and Ellingson’s throw of 53.72m was second in the youth men’s division.

And Ellenwood won bronze in the midget boys 400m race with a time of 49.35.

It was the first of two medals for Ellenwood who won silver on Sunday in the 800m event (1:52.50).

Nickolas Colyn also won silver in the youth men’s 2000m steeplechase with a time of 5:49.28, just a fraction behind the gold-medal time of 5:49.14.

Tanika Dolfo and Rasche both won bronze in the hammer throw.

Dolfo threw 46.59m in the midget girls division and Rasche threw 55.65m in the youth women’s division.

Colyn, Morrison, Dolfo and Cheung all represented Team B.C. at the meet.

They normally train with the Mustangs track and field club.

The other local athletes all represented the Mustangs while Borrowdale competed for the Walnut Grove Gators.

James Inglis/Langley Times

A competitor (below) goes up and over the high bar during the Legion national youth track and field championships at McLeod Athletic Park over the weekend; Langley Mustangs Nathan King (bottom picture) competes in the midget 200m event.

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