Stunning first place finish for CCS

Cloverdale Catholic School's track and field team lives up to its motto Play Hard, Smart and Together, by placing first at a province-wide track meet.

These amazing athletes from Cloverdale Catholic School took their school to a first-place finish at a recent track meet at Burnaby’s Swanguard Stadium. Among the brightest stars were students Maria Palmegiani


“Play hard, smart, and together.” That’s the motto for Cloverdale Catholic School’s Track and Field program.  On Wednesday, June 8, they lived up to that motto and more.

Cloverdale Catholic School, located near 176 Street and 59 Avenue, has seen a marked improvement in the level of participation and on-field success of its Track and Field program over the past several years.

All that improvement culminated in a stunning first place finish at the recent Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese Track Meet at Swangard Stadium on June 8.

That competition, which involves close to 35 school and well over 1,000 athletes, is the largest of its kind on British Columbia.  Among the brightest stars at the event were Cloverdale Catholic’s own 12-year-old Maria Palmegiani and 11-year-old Raquel Pinto, both of whom won the “aggregate” awards for best female athlete in their age group.

“For the kids to achieve this level of success is wonderful,” says Principal Mr. Jason Borkowski, “but we would not want to judge our success based on one day’s performance. The real success story here is the involvement, dedication, and hard work of so many students, parents, and teachers. It really shows what we can do when we believe in ourselves and work together to use our God given gifts to their full potential.”

–Cloverdale Catholic School

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