Surrey athletes shine on track, field

LANGLEY – Surrey and North Delta high school athletes had an impressive showing at this year’s provincial track and field championships, held at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.


Eleven athletes left the provincials with seven gold medals, six silver and two bronze – with several taking multiple podium spots over the three-day event earlier this month.


You might as well call Nathan Tadesse the king, because he earned the middle-distance triple crown.


The North Surrey Secondary senior took gold in the 1,500-and 3,000-metre, fending off Reynolds Secondary’s Brendan Hoff in both races. Those wins finish the track trifecta, as Tadesse also won the senior boys cross-country championship in the fall.


With a time of 3:55.15 in the 1,500, Tadesse beat his brother Ephraim’s 2013 best by 2.14 seconds.


Seaquam Secondary’s Michael Aono took the 200-metre race in 22.37 seconds and the 400-metre in 48.31 seconds, earning him top male athlete of the event.


Lord Tweedsmuir’s Ben Ingvaldson won the shot put event, throwing for 15.55 metres.



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