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North Shore athletes excel at B.C. track and field championships

Handsworth track star Marlena Tresnjo was named Outstanding Female Athlete

Several North Shore athletes ran, hurdled and vaulted their way to the podium at this year’s B.C. track and field championship, May 31 to June 8.

Among them was Marlena Tresnjo of Ecole Handsworth Secondary, who was named the province’s Outstanding Female Athlete.

The Grade 12 student grabbed first place in the senior girls heptathlon. In the combined event, she placed first in high jump (1.72 metres), the 200-m dash (26.65 seconds) and long jump (5.03 m). She came second in the 800-m run and third in 100-m hurdles.

In the individual events, Tresnjo dominated senior girls long jump (5.56 m), and placed first in high jump (1.76 m). She also ran to second place in the 100-m hurdles (15.67 seconds).

After catching the eyes of athletic scouts, Tresnjo is set to attend the University of Missouri in the fall on a track and field scholarship.

Among other high school students performing well at provincials was Collingwood athlete Lucas Yu, who raced an incredible 14.67 seconds to claim victory in the Grade 8 boys 100-m hurdles. He also claimed first place in long jump (5.91 m) and third in the 100-m dash.

From St. Thomas Aquinas, Luc Trollip raced to first in the Grade 8 men 100-m dash (11.83 seconds) and in the 400-m dash (53.03 seconds).

Trollip was also on the winning 4x400-m relay team, along with Metteo Sovernigo, Jedrich Landicho and Massimo La Pica (3:52.12).

Grade 11 Sutherland athlete Rory O’Brien clocked a time of two minutes 12.30 seconds to win the senior girls 800-m run.

Handsworth’s William Millard placed first in the senior boys pole vault (4.28 m). Millard also came seventh in the decathlon, dominating in the pole vault there as well.

Grade 12 athlete Colin Hou Lin Zhou of West Vancouver Secondary leapt a whopping 7.01 m to place first in the senior boys long jump.

Windsor’s Jordyn Pershick tied for first place in the Grade 8 girls high jump (1.55 m).

STA’s Grade 8 women team scored silver in the 4x400-m relay, with Vienna Castellon, Lilly Dean, Isabel Erthal and Hollis Smith (4:28.07 seconds). On her own, Smith took bronze in the 400-m dash.

Luca Samra Voght of STA came second in the Grade 8 men javelin throw (33.78 m).

From Handsworth, Garrett Chin came third in the senior boys 400-m dash, while Charles Sigston took third in the Grade 8 boys 1500-m run.

Grace Robson of Argyle placed third in the Grade 8 girls 3000-m run.

Correction: This story has been updated with the results from St. Thomas Aquinas athletes.