PHOTOS: Athletes sprint, throw, and jump their way to gold at Maple Ridge meet

Hundreds of athletes from all across the province attended the Eagles Classic track meet at Maple Ridge Secondary on May 11 to compete in events ranging from hurdles to javelin and more.

The all-day competition pits the best of the best athletes in Grades 3 to 7 against one another, with a few of the events also involving masters and open class competitions to include more veteran athletes.

Hosted by Golden Ears Athletics, this was the 18th iteration of the annual track meet, with nearly 1,000 spectators coming out to support this year’s batch of athletes.

Golden Ears Athletics president Phil Pitzey explained that the historic mile run was once again the featured distance race of the day, with perpetual trophies that name past winners being awarded to the fastest mile runner, top thrower, most outstanding individual meet performer, and top team.
The local Eagles athletes had a particularly strong showing, with the following athletes earning top-three finishes:

• Serena Obioha (2nd – U14 Women’s 80m Hurdles, 2nd – U14 Women’s 100m, 2nd – U14 Women’s 100m Final, 2nd – U14 Women’s Long Jump)
Kelechi Obioha (1st – U12 Women’s 60m Hurdles, 1st – U12 Women’s 100m, 2nd – U12 Women’s 200m, 1st – U12 Women’s 100m Final, 3rd – U12 Women’s High Jump, 1st – U12 Women’s Long Jump)

• Elliot L’Esperance (3rd – U11 Men’s 60m Hurdles)

• Zekiah West (3rd – U10 Men’s 60m Hurdles)

• Kaylee Ferguson (3rd – U12 Women’s 600m, 3rd – U12 Women’s 1000m)

• Maeve Jaskiewicz (3rd – U13 Women’s 100m, 3rd – U13 Women’s Long Jump)

• Joe Broeders (2nd – U13 Men’s 100m, 2nd – U13 Men’s 100m Final, 1st – U13 Men’s Shot Put, 1st – U13 Men’s Discus)

• Joel Breedveld (1st – Open Men’s 400m)

• Zachary Edgerton (3rd – U12 Men’s 100m Final, 3rd – U12 Men’s Long Jump)

• Ronan Sullivan (2nd – U10 Men’s High Jump, 1st – U10 Men’s Long Jump)

• Anthony Blackman (3rd – U10 Men’s Long Jump, 1st – U10 Men’s Shot Put)
• Joshua Edgerton (2nd – U14 Men’s Shot Put)

• Bella Zanotto (2nd – U13 Women’s Shot Put)

• Trystan Bakira (2nd – U11 Men’s Discus)

• Kalib Soltesz (2nd – Open Men’s Javelin)

• Cannen King (3rd – Open Men’s Javelin)




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