Campbell River Comet Julia Ashcroft pulls away on the track during the provincials in Kamloops last weekend.

Comets blaze through provincial meet

The Campbell River Comets’ Junior Development track athletes (age 9 to 13-years-old) had a great meet in Kamloops this past weekend.

The Campbell River Comets’ Junior Development track athletes (age 9 to 13-years-old) had a great meet in Kamloops this past weekend.

The Kamloops facility is a first-rate track where Dylan Armstrong and a few other Olympians do their training.

“I was very pleased by the effort, fun, and positive attitudes everyone had.

I am sure every athlete learned something about a meet at the Provincial Level and even learned something about themselves,” said Comets coach Dale Trenholm.

Nine local athletes attended the event – Julia and Madison Ashcroft, Kristin Gage, Olivia Knowles, Cassidy Hinsberger, Hayley Hunter, Seever Rondquist, Brendan Hoff, and Ryan Nast.  For Knowles, Gage, Nast and Julia Ashcroft, it was their first ever provincial.

“The weekend was full of heart ache for some, personal best and some hardware, which is what sport is,” Trenholm said.

“As a track and field athlete we have to fight through the heart ache, work on the personal best, and if you are close, go for a medal.”

Hoff and Rondquist stole the hardware with three gold and silver, with gold for Hunter and Nast.

Hoff won gold in the 2,000-metre race with a smoking time of 6:35.19; 3:40.05 in the 1,200, gold in the medley relay and silver in the 800.

Rondquist took gold in the Javelin, Shotput, Medley Relay, and silver in the Disc.

His throw of 41.09 is now the top four all-time throw in B.C.

Hunter won gold in the javelin with a throw of 33.47, which earned her a first in the all-time top ten throws in B.C.

Nast received gold in the Medley Relay with a strong 200-metre run.

“All in all, I was very pleased with everyone’s effort, result and attitude,” Trenholm said.

“We will be starting our cross country program in September, which I am looking forward to.”

Just Posted

Residents welcomed to new Habitat for Humanity homes in Campbell River

New homeowners received keys during ceremony at affordable housing development

Police make arrest after report of a man brandishing a gun at Campbell River-area lake

43-year-old man from the Comox area has since been charged with multiple offences

Campbell River’s Brind’Amour reflects on year one as NHL coach

Hurricane legend speaks about the season, the Storm Surge and life in Carolina

Georgia Park students keeping their heads up after another case of vandalism

Bird and bee houses torn off the trees and smashed, but the kids bounced back and put more up

Brind’Amour/Nugent-Hopkins golf tourney in Campbell River raises $122,000

Fundraiser for cystic fibrosis has raised roughly $1.8 million since it started 24 years ago

VIDEO: Firefighters stop blaze from spreading after BMW crashes at Saratoga Speedway

Victoria-based businessmen were ‘corner training’ on Father’s Day when incident took place

Man to be sentenced for sexual abuse of young girl in Nanaimo

Stephen Mark Castleden also sentenced for child pornography-related charges

MPs hear retired B.C. nurse’s petition to change compensation for fatal medical errors

Teri McGrath wants provinces to implement no-fault system for medical errors

Horgan says he’ll still defend B.C. coast after second Trans Mountain approval

Meanwhile, one B.C. First Nation has announced plans for a legal challenge

Demonstrators on either side of Trans Mountain debate clash in Vancouver

Crowd heard from member of Indigenous-led coalition that hopes to buy 51% of expansion project

Grieving B.C. mom hopes Facebook message leads to new investigation into son’s Surrey homicide

Criminal Justice Branch didn’t lay charges, concluding no substantial likelihood of murder or manslaughter conviction

Ginger Goodwin’s Cumberland cemetery grave desecrated

Just days before the Miners Memorial weekend, Ginger Goodwin’s grave has been… Continue reading

B.C.’s measles vaccination program gains traction in May

More than 15,000 doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered across the province

B.C. farmers concerned Agricultural Land Reserve changes choking their livelihood

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting hosted on Vancouver Island

Most Read