NANAIMO, B.C. – For the first time in twenty three years, a track and field team from North Peace Secondary competed at the BC High School Track & Field Provincial Championships this past weekend.
Nine NPSS students competed in a wide range of events from athletics, to discus and javelin. On the girls’ side, Jaston Stockall placed 31st in the 400m sprint, and 31st in long jump. Jessica Telizyn managed 27th in the high jump, and 28th in women’s hurdles.
On the boys’ side: long distance specialist Bailey Haugen managed to place 10th in the 1,500 m, and medaled in the 3000 m after finishing in 8th overall. Chad Singh placed 15th in the long jump, and 18th in 100 m sprint. Jacob Lang also competed in the 100 metre dash, placing in 34th spot. In addition, Lang ended up 16th in the high jump, and 30th in the 200 m sprint.
Adam Bowie was another of NPSS’ high jumpers, placing in 26th spot along with placing 27th in javelin, and 33rd in long jump. Among the field contestants, Matthew Newth placed 21st in discus.
Back on the track, Aiden Craig-Steele took 17th spot in the 800 m sprint, 26th in the 1500 m steeplechase, and 29th in the Junior Men’s 400 m sprint. Reid Jacobs placed 23rd in the 800 m sprint. Jr. Boys 4×100 Relay team,comprised of Craig-Steele on the starting blocks, Newth 2nd, Jacobs 3rd, and Singh as anchor placed 19th.