Tri-City athletes bring home medals at track event

Cameron Slaymaker of the Coquitlam Cheetah’s took home a gold medal at the B.C. Provincial Junior Development Pentathlon Championships last week.

In the five track events the athletes compete in, which includes the 60 or 80 m hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and the 600 or 800 m run, the 11-year-old competitor put up a total of 2,436 points.

He was joined in the winners circle by fellow Cheetah, by 10-year-old teammate Alanna Nobel, who finished first in her age group with 1,914 points. Liepa Bajarunas finished third in the same category, with 1,456 points.

Other members of the Cheetah’s also competed, including Kieran Sheriff (15th place with 1,162 points), Rhianne Eder (fifth place with 1,678 points), Lukas Gaertner (sixth place with 1,186 points), Grahame Eder (11th place with 852 points), Georgia Hamnett (ninth place with 1,683 points) and Liam Espedido (ninth place with 1,827 points).

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