Jasmine Grant of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary sprinted to bronze medals in the 200m and 400m events at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships.

Jasmine Grant of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary sprinted to bronze medals in the 200m and 400m events at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships.

Gold, bronze for Ingvaldson

A pair of Lord Tweedsmuir athletes on the podium at provincial meet

Two athletes combined for five medals, lifting Lord Tweedmuir Secondary to 10th in the team standings at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley.

Ben Ingvaldson, 16, won a gold medal, and he and teammate Jasmine Grant each collected a pair of bronze medals. Along with a fifth-place performance from the school’s 4x100m relay team, Lord Tweedsmuir totaled 38 points at the two-day meet, tying for 10th place with Langley Secondary.

Ingvaldson won his gold medal in the boys shotput, with a throw of 15.64m that was almost a full metre better than the runner-up. Chitraj Dosanjh of Delview Secondary placed fifth at 13.57m.

Ingvadlson was also the bronze medalist in the hammer throw and discus. His best effort was 51.93 metres in the hammer, while his throw of 45.26m in the discus edged the fourth-place athlete by eight centimetres.

Jasmine Grant won her bronze medals with two personal best times, bouncing back from a Grade 11 year that saw her performance slowed by illness.

“Last year I had mono for three months before (provincials), so I ran the 100 and 200 but not the 400,” she said. “I didn’t make the final in either, it was a lot to overcome. So this year was a bit of a comeback, I guess. It felt pretty good.”

She was third in both the 200m race with a time of 25.76 seconds, and the 400m in 57.76 seconds.

“I was ranked fourth in both events before the provincials,” Grant said. “I was so so happy in the end to get a couple of medals in my Grade 12 year.”

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