Cavaliers lead the charge at track and field provincials

Students from Collingwood School led a race to the podium for North Shore athletes during the British Columbia high school track and field championships held June 4-6 at Langley’s McLeod Park.

Collingwood’s junior girls contingent was the only North Shore squad to take home a team medal, winning silver. The Cavliers scored 30 points, 14 behind the champions from Semiahmoo and two ahead of third place Earl Marriott.

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Multi-event star Emma Rastad led the way for Collingwood, winning gold in the junior girls 80-m hurdles and long jump. Rastad also won gold in junior girls heptathlon at the B.C. combined events championships held in May.

At the senior level Sentinel’s Nicole Hutchinson topped off an impressive high school racing career by winning the girls 1,500-m race. Hutchinson won the senior girls provincial cross-country running championships as a Grade 10 student in 2012 and finished second as a Grade 12 student last fall. At last year’s track and field championships she took home gold in the senior girls 3,000 m and bronze in 1,500 m.

Here are the athletes from North Shore schools who claimed medals at this year’s championships:

Gold

Nicole Hutchinson, Sentinel, senior girls 1,500 m

Emma Rastad, Collingwood, junior girls 80-m hurdles

Emma Rastad, Collingwood, junior girls long jump

Megan Roxby, West Van, junior girls 1,500 m

Luke Harris, St. Thomas Aquinas, junior boys 800 m

Kristen Schulz, Argyle, junior girls triple jump

Nima Parsakish, Handsworth, junior boys 1,500-m race walk

Connor Legg, Rockridge, Grade 8 boys triple jump

Silver

Grace Thompson, Collingwood, senior girls 800 m

Brendan Artley, Collingwood, senior boys javelin

Chris Small, Sutherland, junior boys 400 m

Megan Roxby, West Van, junior girls 800 m

Anna Parsakish, Handsworth, Grade 8 girls long jump

Bronze

Rowan Doherty, West Van, senior boys 3,000 m

Christopher Weiss, Sentinel, senior boys triple jump

Luke Harris, St. Thomas Aquinas, junior boys 400 m

Katie Harris, Collingwood, junior girls 1,500 m

Charlie Dannatt, Handsworth, junior boys 1,500 m

Sara Bremsak, St. Thomas Aquinas, Grade 8 girls 400 m

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