Jasmine Grant won two gold medals, leading a group of Lord Tweedsuir Secondary athletes who combined for six medals at the Fraser Valley High School Track and Field Championships last weekend in Abbotsford.
Grant, 18, won the 200m and 400m races and established herself as a medal contender at the B.C. Championships May 31-June 1 in Langley.
She completed the 200m race in 25.54 seconds, almost seven-tenths of a second quicker than the runner-up. At the B.C. Championship meet last year in Burnaby, Grant missed the 200m final by six one-hundredths of a second.
Her time in the 400m was 57.79 seconds, a standard that would put her into medal contention at the provincial meet.
Grant just missed a medal in the 100m sprint, her fourth-place time of 13.35 just two-one hundredths away from the third-place sprinter.
Four other Lord Tweedsmuir students won one medal each in Abbotsford.
Competing in the girls triple jump, Sarah Buckingham won the gold medal with a leap of 10.26 metres.
Three boys were also in the medals. Colin Rudman placed second in the boys high jump at 1.8 metres, Ben Ingvaldson was third in the hammer throw at 44 metres, and Isaah Brown’s effort of 5.94 metres was good for third in the long jump.
Two long distance runners battled each other while in medal contention.
Ephraim Tadesse of North Surrey Secondary won the boys 1,500m race with a time of 3:56.77, 1.8 seconds better than runner-up Timothy Delcourt of Kwantlen Park Secondary. At last year’s 1,500m race at the B.C. Championships, not one of the 20 participants ran a time quicker than four minutes.
Tadesse and Delcourt also battled for the gold medal in the 3,000m race, with Delcourt winning in 8:47.03 and Tadesse placing second in 8:51.93. Delcourt won a silver medal in Burnaby last year, with a time of 8:48.09.
Tadesse won a third medal at the Fraser Valley meet in the 2,000m steeplechase, finishing in 6:12.92.
Prabjit Dosanjh of Delview Secondary in North Delta placed second in the girls discus event with a throw of 36.66 metres. Dosanjh won a silver medal at the B.C. championships a year ago at 38.17 metres.
Queen Elizabeth Secondary student Avnett Nijjar took the bronze medal in the girls shotput with a throw of 10.28m. Nijjar placed fifth at the provincials in 2012 with a throw of 10.54m.
Jasmine Gill of Sullivan Heights Secondary won a silver medal in the girls 800m race, finishing in 2:22.7.
Holy Cross high school’s Matthew Piaseczny placed second in the boys 100m in 11.76 seconds.
Sebastien Jacob of Holy Cross high school won a bronze medal in the javelin with a throw of 38.15 metres.