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City Track medals at Swangard meets - corrected

New Westminster girl claims bronze in provincial midget pentathlon championships
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A Royal City Track and Field Club runner does her best at the Trevor Craven Memorial meet at Swangard Stadium last Sunday.

New Westminster’s Devin Strome placed on the podium at the provincial midget pentathlon championships last weekend.

Strome won a third-place medal in the girls’ multi-event competition, achieving personal bests in the high jump, shot put and long jump en route to the bronze.

The Royal City Track and Field Club athlete leaped 1.57 metres in the high jump, 4.62m in the long jump, while heaving the shot 9.45m.

Royal City Track’s Jack Foster also did well, placing fourth overall in the boys’ pentathlon.

Foster finished in second place in the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.31 and was also a runner-up in the shot with a put of 10.78.

Foster had a solid effort in the long jump as well, leaping 5.27m in the competition.

Royal City Track also won 32 medals at the Norwester club's Trevor Craven Memorial meet, which drew competition from six other Lower Mainland junior development clubs and even one from Australia to Swangard Stadium.

At the meet, Lauren Vanee won a gold medal in the 16/17 girls' javelin and a bronze in the 400m hurdles. Emily Chilton won the girls' 800m.

Grace Fetherstonhaugh placed first in the 14/15 girls' 1,500m steeplechase and was a runner-up in the 1,200m. Jenevieve Patry-Smith claimed gold in the javelin, silver in the shot put and bronze in the hammer throw. Brianna Bates took home the silver medal in the javelin.

In the 14/15 boys' group, Finnley Cookson won the 2,000m and placed second in the pole vault behind winning teammate Max Jones. Shea Janke finished second at 2,000m and third at 1,200m

Lauryn Savela, 13, won the girls' pole vault and placed second in the javelin. Sabine Girt was second in the 1,200m and third in the 800m. Emma Dolman was third in the 1,200m

Katelyn Stewart-Barnett, 12, won silver medals in the girls' 800 and 1,200m, and a bronze in the high jump. Riley Storms was third in the 200m.

Cameron Dewith placed third in the 11-year-old boys' 1,000m.

In the nine and 10-year-old groups, Markus Savela won silver in the 600m and long jump, and bronze in the 100m. Nicole Blatherwick took gold in the javelin, bronze in the shot put and 60m hurdles, while Katherine Martin won silver in the high jump and javelin.

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