Silver, two bronze for Gators’ Buckingham

Walnut Grove finishes second in race for senior girls championship

Robyn Buckingham added a pair of bronze medals over the weekend, to go along with a silver she won the week before, to wrap up a strong showing at the B.C. high school track and field championships.

The 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Walnut Grove already had a silver in the heptathlon from the multi-event championships held in Abbotsford on May 24 and 25.

She then added a bronze in the high jump and helped the Gators place third — along with Keara Graham, Dallas Tilley and Megan Notting — in the 4×400 relay.

Buckingham also had a fourth-place finish in the long jump, just missing the podium. Buckingham’s best leap was 5.17m, 0.6 behind third place.

“I am happy,” she said of her three-medal performance, adding it would have been nice if her relay squad could have finished one place higher.

Walnut Grove finished in a time of 4:05.63, two-tenths of a second behind W.J. Mouat for second place and just over a second behind Oak Bay.

Had they finished one spot better, the Gators would have won the senior girls banner, instead finishing two points back of Little Flower Academy.

For Buckingham, her focus now shifts to hopefully competing for Canada at the world youth championships next month in Ukraine.

The meet is for athletes born in 1996 and 1997, and to qualify, each participant must meet a qualifying standard as well as be in the top two for their country.

Buckingham met the standard in the heptathlon already and is currently ranked first.

Other top-five finishes for Langley athletes include:

Ben Marshall (DWP) fourth 400m hurdles

Hannah Beaton (LFS) third heptathlon, fifth javelin

Cody Drake (WG) fifth 1500m race walk

Hannah Rolfe (WG) fourth high jump

Emma Smithson (WG) fifth 400m hurdles

Ethan Wilkinson (WG) fifth 400m

And in the Grade 8/9 provincial championships, Walnut Grove’s Joel Harrison was second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.61.

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