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Penticton track and field team bring home championship medals

Several golds for the over 20 athletes who attended the championships in Surrey
The Penticton track and field team took home several medals at the Oct. 22 championships in Surrey. (Submitted)

On Oct. 22 the Penticton Track and Field club participated in the BC Cross Country running championships in Surrey with outstanding results.

The club had a strong showing with over 20 members making the trip to compete at the championships. Despite having a large number of new and inexperienced runners the club performed well with impressive results.

Since the club’s inception in 2021, athletes from Penticton have posted strong results in major championships and the club has quickly become one of the most competitive running clubs in the province.

Leo Munns GOLD U11 Boys 2km

Yvonne Hayden GOLD U12 Girls 2km

Nicholas Hayden SILVER U10 Boys 1.5km

Peter Kunka BRONZE U16 Boys 3km

Liam Reid BRONZE U14 BOYS 3km

U16 Boys team championship GOLD 3km

U13 Team overall championship BRONZE

Other notable performances:

Miles Hayden 4th U16 Boys 3km

Maverick Rahkola 9th U16 Boys 3km

Logan Pettet 8th U12 Boys

Sebastian Osiowy 4th U12 boys

Leroy Safford 9TH U12 boys

Ella Walker 5th U14 Girls 3km

Matt Pinsonneault 20th U18 5KM

Max Patenaude 20th U16 Boys 3km

A complete list of results can be found here.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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