Sands Secondary’s Jenna Phipps competes in the girls 800m race at the B.C. Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby on June 4. Phipps placed seventh.

Sands Secondary’s Jenna Phipps competes in the girls 800m race at the B.C. Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby on June 4. Phipps placed seventh.

Niijar medals twice at B.C.’s

Grade 8-9 meet in Burnaby

Avneet Niijar of Queen Elizabeth Secondary won a pair of medals at the Grade 8-9 B.C. Track and Field championships in Burnaby last weekend.

Niijar won a silver medal in shot put with a throw of 9.53m, while Taylor Derrien of Lord Tweedsmuir won a bronze medal with an effort of 8.69m.

Niijar also won a bronze medal in discus with a throw of 25.53m.

Nick Smith of Lord Tweedsmuir and James Hellner of Pacific Academy earned podium placings in the boys high jump. Both athletes cleared the bar at 1.75m, Smith winning the silver and Hellner earning a bronze on a tiebreaker.

Ben Ingvaldson won a bronze medal in boys discus, his throw of 38.97m good for third place.

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