Leah Funk of Vernon Christian School and Jessica Rands of A.L. Fortune collect hardware
Leah Funk put her name in the record and history books at Vernon Christian School.
Funk became the first athlete from the school to win at the medal at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships June 8-10 in Langley.
Funk came third in the junior women’s 300-metre hurdles in a time of 48.90 seconds.
Jessica Rands from Enderby’s A.L. Fortune Secondary added a second North Okanagan bronze medal, finishing third in the Grade 8 women’s javelin with a heave of 24.30 metres, just one centimetre away from a silver medal.
Defending junior men’s discus champion Nicholas Newman of Clarence Fulton Secondary just missed a podium placing in his first year in the senior men’s division. Newman placed fourth with a toss of 32.98 metres.
Eula Palmer Bird from W.L. Seaton Secondary had two top-six finishes on the track for Grade 8 women. She was fifth in the 3,000-metres and sixth in the 1,500.
Vernon Christian’s Zion Ellis was ninth in the Grade 8 women’s triple jump. Funk was ninth in the same event for junior women.
Riley Weiler of A.L. Fortune was ninth in the Grade 8 men’s pentathlon (high jump, long lump, 100m hurdles, shot put, 1,000m run). Teammate Shaden Cormier was 12th.
Anna Melvin from Pleasant Valley Secondary in Armstrong was 10th in the junior women’s long jump.
Other results from North Okanagan schools:
VERNON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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