Gilbert, Sexsmith golden indoors

Two athletes from the Vernon AAA Track and Field Club competed Feb. 15-16 at the Van Ryswyk Invitational Indoor Meet in Kamloops.

Morning Star Staff

Two athletes from the Vernon AAA Track and Field Club competed Feb. 15-16 at the Van Ryswyk Invitational Indoor Meet in Kamloops.

Tyra Gilbert from Armstrong won the 18/19 year old women’s 60 meters hurdles in a time of 9.20 seconds.

“Tyra’s best indoor time in the hurdles was last year, 9.43 seconds, when the hurdles were 30 inches high,” said Vernon coach Ian Cameron.

“This year her hurdles are 33 inches, and she still dropped her time by more than 2/10ths of a second. A really great start to her competitive season.”

Lumby’s Jared Sexsmith won the 16/17 year old boys high jump with a jump of 1.75 meters.

“Jared’s best from last year was 1.80m at the Legion Championships, so starting this season off indoors with 1.75 shows exciting promise for the coming outdoor season,” said Cameron.

Volunteers are required as the team prepares to move to the new track. If you are interested and have any questions, e-mail president Brent Helland at hellands@hotmail.com.