Cowichan Jaguars rake in the medals at Garriock

The Cowichan Valley Athletic Club Jaguars collected nearly 100 medals as the hosts of the 2015 Garriock Track and Field Meet at the Cowichan Sportsplex on July 13 and 14.

The talented CVAC athletes combined for 37 gold medals, 28 silvers and 33 bronzes over the two-day meet, for a grand total of 98.

Kabir Bellerose earned two gold medals in the 18/19 boys division, placing first in the 200m dash and 400m hurdles. Just below him in the 16/17 boys age group, Keiran Marrett-Hitch took gold in high jump, Brendan Kerwin claimed silver in the 800m, and Tristan Seibel collected bronze in the 1500m.

In the 16/17 girls age group, Casey Heyd finished first in the 100m and second in the 200m. Nicole Lindsay claimed top spot in the 200m, Chicago Bains was first in the 100m hurdles, and Olivia Burton took third in the 100m dash.

Aidan Pacholuk finished first in the 14/15 boys discus, and Sion Griffiths was first in the 14/15 boys javelin. In the 14/15 girls division, Madelynn Pollock claimed triple gold, winning the 200m dash and 80m and 200m hurdles, while Emma Dewit was second in the 100m, 200m, long jump and shot put. Bronze medals went to Danae Gendall in the 100m, Maya Johnston in the 800m, and MacKenzie Johnston in high jump.

Matthew Day collected eight medals, including gold in the 13-year-old boys 1200m and 2000m, silver in the 80m hurdles and high jump, and bronze in the 100m, 300m, javelin and shot put. In the same age group, Torren Kaiser finished second in the 200m and third in the 800m, Hugh

Rimmer was second in the 800m, Dredyn Fontana was second in the 1200m, Blake Starck-Huhtanen was third in the 80m hurdles, and Tay Munro placed third in the 1200m.

In the 12-year-old boys division, Ben Rossouw won gold in the 300m and high jump and took bronze in the 200m hurdles, while Dylan Kruger placed second in the high jump and Thomas Croasdale was third in the 800m. Aisha Werner dominated the 12-year-old girls track events, taking gold in the 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m and 200m hurdles. Natalie Dawson took second in the 80m and 200m hurdles and 200m dash, and was third in the 100m and 200m. Jayda Lauzon claimed the silver medal in shot put.

Santiago Erdingfitznar won gold in the 11-year-old boys shot put, Shadynn Smid took silver in the 100m and high jump, and bronze in the 200m, and Jackson Ellis placed third in the 1000m.

In the 11-year-old girls division, Margo Blumel was first in the 800m race walk and high jump, and placed third in the 1000m and discus; Madison Porter placed first in the 60m hurdles, second in the 1000m, and third in shot put; Jessica Butler was first in the long jump, second in javelin and third in the 60m; and Natalie McKay finished second in discus.

Evan Mayer won gold medals in the 10-year-old boys 600m, javelin and shot put, and added bronzes in the 100m and high jump. Josh Ketch took gold in long jump, silver in the 60m hurdles, discus and shot put, and bronze in the 60m dash. Jack Whitney placed first in the 1000m, second in the

600m and third in discus. Evan Maher was first in the 800m race walk, Cade Dupont won the discus, and Trevin Buckland was third in both the 1000m and shot put. In the 10-year-old girls age group, Elisabetta Relova-Clegg won gold in discus, silver in javelin, shot put and the 800m race walk, and bronze in the 1000m and high jump.

In the nine-year-old boys events, Linden Powers took gold in the 100m, 1000m and shot put and bronze in high jump. Amelia Varga won the nine-year-old girls high jump, while Poppy White was third in the 800m race walk and Cayle Lauzon was third in long jump.

Cowichan Valley Citizen