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Abby athletes excel at Fraser Valley track and field championships

Jayden Driver of the W.J. Mouat Hawks excelled in the junior boys throwing events at the Fraser Valleys, winning gold in shot put and discus, and silver in the hammer (pictured above). - submitted photo
Jayden Driver of the W.J. Mouat Hawks excelled in the junior boys throwing events at the Fraser Valleys, winning gold in shot put and discus, and silver in the hammer (pictured above).
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Abbotsford’s high school track and field stars shone brightly at the Fraser Valley championships, held last week at Coquitlam’s Towne Centre Stadium.

In the senior team standings, three of the top seven overall schools hailed from Abby – the W.J. Mouat Hawks, with 97 points, finished second to Walnut Grove of Langley (135), while the Abbotsford Christian Knights (67) were fourth and the Mennonite Educational Institute Eagles (41.5) were seventh.

Additionally, Mouat finished atop the senior boys, junior overall, and junior boys aggregate, while Abby Christian notched second place in the senior girls standings.

Among the many individual standouts, Mouat’s Jayden Driver earned the aggregate award in the junior boys division after earning gold in the shot put and discus, and silver in the hammer.

Abby Christian’s Aaron Postma (gold, junior boys 100m hurdles; gold, triple jump; bronze, long jump) and MEI’s Hannah Konrad (gold, junior girls 800m; silver, high jump; silver, 400m) also notched three medals apiece in individual events.

The top Valley finishers advance to the B.C. championships, which run May 29-31 at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

The following is a listing of Abbotsford medalists at the Fraser Valleys.

W.J. Mouat

Jayden Driver (gold, junior boys shot put; gold, discus; silver, hammer)

Jake Firlotte (gold, senior boys 100m; silver, 200m)

Vikramjit Gondara (gold, junior boys hammer; silver, discus)

Sarya Ross (bronze, senior girls 1500m; bronze, 3000m)

Leon Lokombo (gold, senior boys long jump)

Nic Bonneau (gold, junior boys race walk)

Spencer Spenst (silver, senior boys high jump)

Luke Reimer (silver, junior boys pole vault)

Madi Hendry (silver, junior girls race walk)

Senior boys 4x100m relay, gold

Senior girls 4x400m relay, gold

Senior boys 4x400m relay, silver

Senior girls 4x100m relay, silver

Junior boys 4x100m relay, silver

Abby Christian

Aaron Postma (gold, junior boys 100m hurdles; gold, triple jump; bronze, long jump)

Mariah Dykman (gold, senior girls pole vault; bronze, 100m hurdles)

Sam Cruse (silver, senior girls pole vault)

Catherine Taekema (silver, senior girls pole vault)

Emma Conway (bronze, Grade 8 girls high jump)

Amber Piers (bronze, senior girls 400m hurdles)

Janessa Minderhoud (bronze, junior girls pole vault)

Zachary Foth (bronze, junior boys javelin)

Ryan Harvey (bronze, Grade 8 boys triple jump)

MEI

Hannah Konrad (gold, junior girls 800m; silver, high jump; silver, 400m)

Paige Bergen (silver, senior girls 100m; silver, 200m)

Hannah Kornelsen (gold, senior girls race walk)

Tim Bertness (silver, senior boys triple jump; bronze, pole vault)

Priscila Neudorf (gold, junior girls 1500m race walk)

Matthew Welsh (gold, junior boys 300m hurdles)

Marley Hutchison (bronze, Grade 8 girls 80m hurdles)

Junior girls 4x400m relay, silver

Grade 8 girls 4x100m relay, silver

Grade 8 girls 4,400m relay, bronze

Grade 8 boys 4x400m relay, bronze

Grade 8 boys 4x100m relay, bronze

Rick Hansen

Monique Sever (bronze, senior girls long jump; bronze, senior girls triple jump)

Valerie Mensah-Wilson (silver, junior girls 100m)

St. John Brebeuf

Zach Choboter (bronze, senior boys long jump)

Johnathan Carvalho (bronze, senior boys hammer throw)

Abby Senior

Manpreet Grewal (bronze, senior girls discus)

Robert Bateman

Anthony Bodger (bronze, junior boys 100m)

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