Coquitlam Cheetahs clean up at junior development track event
Ally Dulay-McGuire has set a new provincial record in the 60 m sprint at the B.C. Junior Development Track and Field Championship.
The 11-year-old Coquitlam Cheetahs runner finished her race in 8.41 seconds, capturing a gold medal and etching her name in the record books. She also won gold in the 100 m with a 13.28, the fourth fastest in the junior development event’s history.
Dulay-McGuire was not the only young athlete to have success at the 2014 championships.
Teammate Alana Noble won gold in her 10 year age category, altering running 90.1 seconds, while Amelia Hamnet, another member of the Cheetahs, crossed the finish line 0.1 seconds later for the silver.
Noble continued to medal for the Cheetahs, snaring gold in the 60 m hurdles with a 10.65, and first-place finishes in the long and high jump. She also grabbed a silver in the 100 m and in the shot put event.
Hamnet also had multiple trips to the podium, grabbing a bronze in the 100 m and a silver in the long jump.
Jarret Chong led the boys side of the Coquitlam Cheetahs, showing his dominance in the throwing events. He took gold in shot put, javelin, discus and the hammer, establishing a new record in javelin with a 43.24. His shot put throw was ranked fourth in the event’s history.
Meanwhile, Cheetahs runner Josh Granville won gold in the nine-year-old shot put event with a 6.36 m throw. Teammates Cameron Slaymaker closed out his season with golds in javelin and shot as well as a silver in 60 m hurdles and the 600 m run. He also added a bronze in discus, the 1000 m and the long jump.
Darius Mawji, an 11 year old athlete with the team, scored a silver in the 1000 m, while 10-year-old Liepa Bajarunas earned a silver in the javelin and a bronze in the shot and 60 m hurdle events.
Other winners include Liam Espedido, who won silver in the high jump in the 12-year-old category, and Lukas Gaertner, who also won silver in the nine-year-old category.
Samuel Yeung captured a bronze medal in the high jump.