A group of 13 athletes from Surrey’s South Fraser Track Club (SFTC) returned from the B.C. Junior Development Championship meet in Nanaimo earlier this month with 21 medals and 20 top-10 finishes.
Jasmine Lew won her 200m reach and placed second in the 100m, achieving BC Athletics standard (eligible for selection to provincial team) in both events. Her times in both races were the fastest in the province in the 13 year-old girls category.
Amanda Moore set a new personal best and achieved a BC Athletics standard while winning her 300m race. Her time was also the fastest of the season in the 13 year-old girls group. She was also third in the 200m and sixth in the 100m races.
Two other 13-year-old girls had success. Alyssa Terry was second in the 800m race and set a personal best while placing fourth in the 300m event. Jade Krieser placed fourhth in the 300m with a personal best times, and was seventh in both the 100m and 800m.
The four young athletes teamed up to place first in the distance medley.
Two 10-year-olds completed the group of female athletes from the South Fraser club. Lana Sabet was third in the 60m and second in the 100m, while Janelle Chhun placed sixth in the 100m, seventh in the 600m and 12th in the 100m.
Nico Depaoli posted three top-three finishes, including a first place finish in the long jump. On the track, he as second in the 100m, 200m and 800m sprints, and was third in the 300m while making the BC Athletics standard.
Jaheim Minott, Jamal Mensah and Jesaiah Penson-McCoy, a trio of 12 year-olds, dominated the sprints.
Minott placed first in the 100m, 200m and 300m, and added a third-place effort in the long jump.
Mensah remained undefeated this season in the 80m hurdles event, and had two personal best races in the 100m and 300m sprints, placing third in both races.
Penson-McCoy was fourth in the long jump, sixth in the 100m and eighth in the 800m.
Depaoli, Minott, Mensah and Penson-McCoy won a pair of team events, placing first in the 4×100 relay and the distance medley.
Fraser McKay, 11, was fifth in discus, seventh in high jump and long jump, and eighth in the 600m and 1,000m races.
Bronson Depaoli, 11, was 12th in both the the 60m dash and shotput, while Javon Minott, 10, placed fourth in the 100m, fifth in the 60m and 10th in the shotput.