It was a trio of thirds for a New West athletes duo at the Canadian track and field championships in Ottawa last week.
Seventeen-year-old Grace Featherstonhaugh pulled off a pair of third-place finishes. She had a personal best time of 9 minutes and 33.71 seconds in the under-20 3,000-metre final, finishing 11.87 seconds behind winner Brogan McDougall, 16, of Kingston, Ont.
Featherstonhaugh also came in third in the 3,000-metre steeplechase in 10:25.9, trailing the winner by 9.65 seconds.
Krista Woodward’s throw of 52.38 metres took the bronze in the senior women’s javelin. Liz Geadle of Vancouver won the event with a throw of 60.62 metres.
New West’s Ben Tjernagel came in seventh in the under-20 men’s 200-metre race in 22.05 seconds. He placed 13th in the 100 metres in 11.07 seconds.