Keffri Neal (864) won both the 1

Neal first in 800m race at nationals

Five athletes medal at track and field meet

Surrey athletes finished one-two in the final of the men’s 800m event at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg.

Fleetwood Park Secondary graduate Keffri Neal won the event final Sunday morning in 1:49.88, 1.36 seconds faster than Sean Keane of White Rock Christian Academy.

They were two of five athletes to place in the medals over the weekend.

Earl Marriott Secondary’s Katie Reid won the women’s 400m final, her time of 54.21 edging runner-up Ocian Archer by .23 seconds. Reid also won a bronze medal in the 200m sprint, her time of 24.51 seconds just two-tenths of a second out of top spot.

Samantha Kennedy of Cloverdale placed second in the women’s hammer throw with a toss of 51.64m. She edged bronze medalist Asianna Covington by one metre. Both athletes are members of the Kajaks club .

Justin Kent was fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 9:29.53, four second quicker than seventh place Jake Bruchet, also of Surrey.

In the men’s 1,500m race, Jack Williams of Ocean Athletics placed seventh, just two seconds off the pace. Declan White of the Coastal Track Club was 11th.

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