Runners set 800-m marks

Greater Vernon Athletics Park facility was abuzz with activity last Sunday afternoon as 32 athletes gathered under sunny skies.

Morning Star Staff

Greater Vernon Athletics Park facility was abuzz with activity last Sunday afternoon as 32 athletes gathered under sunny skies for a sanctioned 800-metre track meet hosted by the Okanagan Running Club.

Heat 1 (runners seeded by personal best times) saw four male athletes break the two-minute barrier, with Ty Fuoco of Kamloops overall winner in 1:56.14.

He was followed closely by Rutland’s Davis Hughes-Geekie 1:56.68, and an exciting photo-finish (1:58.74) between Andrew Paul Morris (TRU WolfPack) and the ageless Ian Sharp (Okanagan Running Club).

Four female runners ran sub-2:40, with the top times posted by Hanneli Ladyman (Kamloops) in 2:29.59, Camille Galloway (UBC Heat) 2:32.29, Alanna Brittin (Revelstoke) 2:36.55, and Alison Burnett (TRU) 2:38.38.

In the women’s event: Alison Burnett  (Quadra Island) ran the track in 2:38 while Christa Miller (Vernon) ran 2:43. Both were personal bests.

All of the female runners posted sub-3:00 clockings, with Rachel Garrett clocking in at 2:42.39, Christa Miller 2:43.09, Kelsey Fillion 2:44.85, Brooke Lawlor 2:50.96, and “youngster” Tayla Ingram in 2:56.92.  Rounding out the results for males were Kurt Behnsen 2:02.44, Conlan Sprickerhoff 2:02.93, Tony Kiprop 2:08.70, Calum Carrigan 2:09.22, Brendan Boyd 2:11.05, Liam McGrath 2:11.70, Adam Smith 2:11.94, Logan Hwang 2:12.54, Alex Spice 2:14.23, Alex Hansen 2:15.62, Keagan Ingram 2:19.88, Sam Goodrich 2:21.37, Ali Alethany 2:22.26, Adam Bugera 2:22.51, Ty Wensley 2:23.25, and Stephan Kruger 2:26.67.