A talented pair of Cloverdale siblings performed spectacularly at a recent track meet in Kamloops, creating not one but two provincial champions in the same household.
Samantha Ogbeiwi, 13, and her younger brother Michael, 11, returned from the the B.C. Junior Development Championships, held July 17-19, laden with medals.
Samantha earned six in all – cruising to first place in both the 300m (41:77 seconds) and 200m sprints, and taking gold in the discus event.
She won silver in the 100m sprint, and picked up a pair of bronze medals in triple jump and shotput.
Michael won three gold medals in throwing events: one each in shotput, discus and javelin.
He threw 34:35m in discus at a meet a few weeks before Kamloops, according to his mom, Dayo, making him the top Canadian athlete for his age in discus. The Katzie Elementary student has held the Canadian shotput and discus records for his age three years running.