Summerland athletes Haven Dufty

Six attend track and field provincials

The Summerland Secondary Track team had six athletes who participated in the provincial championships last weekend in Langley.

The Summerland Secondary Track team had six athletes who participated in the provincial championships last weekend in Langley.

The six qualified for the provincials as a result of finishing in the top three spots at the Senior Valley Championships which took place the week before.

Summerland’s team consisted of Haven Dufty, Jaedyn Foley, Erin Detchkoff, Landon Brickenden, Megan Avery and Shannon Clarke.  Hunter Dufty joined the squad  and also attended the meet representing the Summerland Middle School.

The meet began with the 4×100 metre relay team running in a particularly fast heat, finishing sixth, but they still achieved a personal best time in the event.

The four Summerland girls in this event were Haven Dufty, Foley, Avery and Detchkoff.

Despite being a few grades younger than their competition, the girls ran a great race but did not qualify for the final.

Brickenden next competed in the Senior Boys long jump event and improved on his personal best jump by almost 20 centimetres.

He also competed in the high jump event, jumped his personal best of 1.80 m, and ended up placing sixth out of 32 competitors.

Haven Dufty competed in the Senior Girls long jump later in the day and jumped three strong jumps, earning her a sixth place finish, again with 32 competitors vying for the win.

On Saturday, she also competed in the 100 m hurdles, and the Senior Girls triple jump. With a second jump of 10.68 m in the triple jump, she earned a bronze medal and third place in the competition.

Grade 8 Summerland Middle School athlete Hunter Dufty, represented her school well despite competing against Grade 11 and 12 students.

She competed in the shot put on Friday, and the discus and high jump events on Saturday.

The two events were running at the same time, and she had to run back and forth between them six times in the span of 45 minutes.

Detchkoff, in Grade 11, finished off Summerland’s performances for the meet, with a great showing in the Senior Girls high jump competition.

She ended up jumping a personal best of 1.50 m and placed eighth in the competition.

Coaches Tom Brickenden and Chris Foley would like to congratulate the team on a great season this spring, and they are looking forward to next year with a strong group of veterans returning to the squad.

 

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