OTFC shines at Junior Development Championships

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The Oceanside Track and Field Club – photo: Robyn Elliott

By James Clarke – July 23, 2013

Parksville Qualicum Beach News – The Oceanside Track and Field Club’s Junior Development program wrapped up recently with the B.C. Athletics Junior Development Championships.

The championship event was held close to home this year, with athletes from around the province converging on Nanaimo for the three-day event.

Ten local athletes placed in the top eight in their events, competing against the best B.C. athletes.

According to OTFC co-coach Randy Longmuir, top performances were turned in by:

• Kate Morrison: 3rd in 800m Racewalk

• Libby Elliott: 4th in hammer, 5th in discus, 6th in javelin

• Serena Woolnough: 4th shot put, 7th hammer, 7th discus

• Avi Bassett: 4th in discus

• Allie Proctor: 5th in hammer

• Kokeb Cooper: 6th in 600m, 8th in 100m

• Jensen Keltie: 6th in hammer

• Nathaniel Abel: 6th in 1000m

• Olivia Williams: 8th in high jump

• Catalina Magana: 8th in 1000m

Worth noting is that OTFC athletes of all ages were busy competing in the Vancouver Island Athletic Association track and field meets leading up to the championships in Nanaimo. Events in Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, and Powell River “produced numerous outstanding performances and personal best results for all club athletes.”

IN OTHER NEWS: Twelve OTFC athletes competed in Kamloops July 19-21 at the BC Athletics Championship event for athletes 14 and older, with many vying for spots on BC teams to compete later in the summer.

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