Track and field meet raises stakes

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club’s Elwood Wylie Memorial meet will be held Saturday (May 24) and Sunday at Rotary Bowl stadium.

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club’s Elwood Wylie Memorial meet is a big deal every year, but never more so than in 2014.

The track meet, Saturday (May 24) and Sunday at Rotary Bowl stadium, is also a qualifier for the Zone 6 team at the B.C. Summer Games. Since the Games are to be held in Nanaimo in July, this is a chance for youths to claim a place in the festivities.

“It’s a one-shot deal for the kids to make the B.C. Summer Games,” said Tyler Heisterman, Nanaimo Track and Field Club coach. “They’ve got to be at [this] meet and they’ve got to put their best foot forward.”

He said eight to 10 Nanaimo athletes made the last Games and he hopes for similar representation this year.

“We’ve got a bunch of athletes that look pretty strong to make the Summer Games team,” he said. “We’ve got some sprinters, middle distance, we’ve got throwers; I’d say we’ve pretty much got all the event’s areas covered with some good, strong athletes.”

The 100-metre dash finals are Saturday at 4 p.m. and the 200m finals are Sunday at 2:45 p.m.

Results from the Dogwood Track and Field Meet in Victoria May 10-11 include:

Nine-year-old girls – Mackenna Paugh, first, high jump, second, 60m, second, shot put, third, 100m dash, third, long jump; Meghan Viers, first, 60m dash, second, 100m dash, second, long jump, third, shot put.10-year-old girls – Carys Menard, first, 100m dash, second, long jump, second, javelin.11-year-old girls – Paige Higgins, second, long jump; Olivia Lundman, first, javelin; Madison Paugh, second, 800m race walk, third, long jump, third, discus, third, shot put.12-year-old girls – Karly Dickenson, first, 800m, second, 1,200m; Nnya Mbaoma, first, 100m dash, third, javelin; Makayla Mitchell, first, 800m race walk, second, discus, third, long jump, third, shot put.13-year-old girls – Evelynne Pallard , first, 800m, first, 1,200m, first 2,000m; Courtney Anderton, first, 300m, second, 100m dash, third, 200m; Julia Dimter, first, 1,500m race walk, first, pole vault; Maria Johnson, second, 200m, second, 200m hurdles, third, 100m dash; Kaitlyn Watson, first, long jump, first, triple jump, third, 200m hurdles.14-15-year-old girls – Marina Andersen, first, 1,500m race walk, third, 1,500m steeplechase, third, pole vault; Jamie Ferraro, third, triple jump; Madison Heisterman, first, 1,200m; Jessica Katzberg, third, discus, third, hammer throw; Taylor Sayah, second, 1,500m race walk; Hope Stewart, first, 1,500m steeplechase, second, pole vault.16-17-year-old girls – Rachel Jerome, first, long jump, second, 100m dash; Amy Morris, second, 1,500m; Alyssa Mousseau, first, 1500m; Manon Prairie, first, triple jump; Jenaya Pynn, third, 400m run; Emma Rainboth, third, 1,500m.Masters women – Nola Hendrie, first, 100m, first, 200m; Karen Shook, first, 100m, first, 200m.Nine-year-old boys – Cody Watson, first, 800m race walk, third, high jump, third, long jump, third, shot put; Stirling Henry, first, 60m dash, first, 100m dash, third, 60m hurdles, third, high jump; Jake Putz, first, javelin, second, 600m, second, 1,000m, second, high jump, third, long jump; Ryan Veasey, first, discus, third, javelin; Jayden Watson, first, 600m run, first, 1,000m , first, 60m hurdles, first, high jump, first, long jump, second, 60m dash, third, 100m dash.11-year-old boys – Stephen Igbinosa, second, 60m hurdles; Cameron Martiniuk, first, 60m dash, first, long jump, second, 100m dash, second, 200m; Brett Schlitz, third, high jump; Jake Seaman, third, 1,000m; Ryan Seaman, third, javelin.12-year-old boys – Ethan Katzberg, first, high jump, first, long jump, first, javelin, second, discus, third, 100m dash, third, shot put; Keaton Heisterman, first, 800m, first, 1,200m, third, discus.13-year-old boys – Colby Day, first, high jump, second, long jump, second, javelin, third, 200m hurdles.; Jett Ferraro, first, shot put, second, pole vault, third, triple jump, third, discus; Nate Seaman, first, 1,200m, third, 300m run, third, high jump; Devin Tozer, second, high jump, third, 200m dash, third, pole vault.14-15-year-old boys – Josiah Ano, second, triple jump; Dominic Boar, first, pole vault, second, 100m hurdles, second, 200m hurdles, third, long jump.16-17-year-old boys – Josh Bailey, first, ,; Jason Clare, first, pole vault, second, triple jump; Carter Higgins, second, 400m; Isaac Sandri, third, javelin.Masters men – Vern Shook, first, 100m, first, 200m.

Nanaimo News Bulletin