Asianna Covington, a Surrey resident attending Little Flower Academy in Vancouver, made three trips to the podium at last weekend’s B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley.
Covington had little trouble winning in the discus with a throw of 48.2m, 1.13m further then the second place thrower. Prabhjit Dosanjh of Delview was one position out of the medals, placing fourth at 36.48m.
Covington also won the gold medal in the hammer throw, easily outdistancing the runner-up with her toss of 53.83m, more than five metres further than the silver medalist.
She added a third medal in the shot put, her effort of 12.83m earning the silver medal. Avneet Nijjar of Queen Elizabeth Secondary placed fourth, her best throw of 11.2m just 24 centimetres shy of a medal.
Colleen Butler of Holy Cross high school took the bronze medals in the 1,500m race walk. She finished in 8:12.05.
Brent Reston of Surrey Christian placed fourth in the boys javelin, his toss of 49.75m just 85cm shy of a bronze medal.