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STM Knights sprinter shines

Ben Steele of St. Thomas More competed in the javelin at the 2014 B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley on Saturday. - Boaz Joseph/Black Press
Ben Steele of St. Thomas More competed in the javelin at the 2014 B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley on Saturday.
— image credit: Boaz Joseph/Black Press

Sprinter Zion Corrales-Nelson of St. Thomas More Collegiate won one race and came second in two others at the provincial high school track and field championships in Langley on the weekend.

Corrales-Nelson won the girls 400 metres in 51.18 seconds. However, her times in the 100-m (12.09) and the 200-m (24.58) weren’t quite good enough to catch Raquel Tjernagel of New Westminster.

The Knights’ boys 4x100 relay team came second behind their Catholic school rival Vancouver College.

STM golfers second

The STM golf team came second at the AA high school championship in Qualicum Beach last Wednesday.

The Knights finished 16 strokes behind the winning squad Kwalikim Kondors, hosts of the championship.

Brendan Lancaster was the top STM golfer finishing third with a 36-hole score of one-over par 71-74-145.

Soccer squad third at AA

STM’s senior girls soccer squad defeated Nanaimo District secondary 1-0 on penalty kicks to finish third at the B.C. AA championship in Penticton on Saturday.

The Knights lost their bid for a provincial title when the Lambrick Park Lions prevailed 1-0 on penalty kicks in a semifinal Friday. The Lions lost the final 3-2 to the host Princess Margaret Mustangs from Penticton.

St. Thomas More went through pool play with an unblemished record. They began by edging the Duchess Park Condor of Prince George 2-1 and downing the Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops 3-1 Thursday. They then moved into the final four by defeating Delta’s Sands Scorpions 1-0 Friday morning.

Vikes 13th at AAA

The Burnaby North Vikings rebounded from losing out in a bizarre tie-breaking formula in round-robin play to finish 13th at the AAA championship in Vancouver.

They began the tourney Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs before beating Heritage Woods Kodiaks of Port Moody 3-2. On Friday, Oak Bay edged North 1-0 to take first place with three wins while the other three teams all had 1-2 records.

Despite the Vikings having the best goal differential of the three, officials threw out each team’s results against Oak Bay and declared Burnaby North as the last team in the pool.

The Vikings then went on to defeat the Lake City Scarlet Fever of Williams Lake 3-2 and Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook 7-1 to finish 13th.

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