The Inaugural CCCP Speed & Power Track and Field Meet was held at the Vanier Oval of the Comox Valley Sports Centre this past Saturday.
After several years without a local track meet, the newly resurfaced Vanier track was the perfect location for this competition. It was a one day event co-hosted and run by the four local track clubs, the Campbell River Comets, Campbell River Christian School, Comox Valley Cougars and Powell River, thus the name “CCCP”. Although it was a combined effort of the coaches, officials, volunteers, athletes and parents, there were a few individuals from Campbell River that were integral in the success of this track meet. Comets Coach Dave Ashcroft, Comets Coach Vince Sequeira and C.R.Christian School Coach Kathy Andrews took on the lion’s share of organizing and running the entire meet. From coordinating the many necessary officials, gathering the equipment for all the events and organizing volunteers while still coaching and encouraging the athletes, these individuals went above and beyond to make it happen.
The Campbell River Comets Track and Field Club had a great showing at this meet. There were amazing numbers of top ten finishes and Personal Bests achieved.
Some standout performances included:
Seever Rondquist (men’s 16-17) 1st Javelin and 1st Shot Put
Heather Mudie (women’s 16-17) 1st Shot Put, 2nd Hammer and 2nd Long Jump
Zack Mudie (men’s 14-15) 2nd Hammer
Trent Perras (boys 12) 1st Discus and 3rd Shot Put
Laure Minfray (girls 9) 1st 100m
Mairin Shields-Brown (women’s 16-17) 1st Long Jump and 2nd 200m
Antoine Minfray (men’s 14-15) 1st 200m Hurdles and 2nd 1200m
Marcus Savery (men’s 16-17) 2nd Long Jump and 2nd 400m Hurdles
Menoa Brennan (boys 12) 2nd Long Jump
Marcus Shankar (boys 12) 2nd Shot Put, 3rd High Jump, 3rd 1200m and 3rd 200m Hurdles
Emily Milne (girls 12) 3rd 200m
Jessica Revoy (girls 13) 3rd Javelin
Brayden Hues (boys 13) 2nd 200m and 2nd 300m
Lacie Simmons (girls 10) 1st Shot Put, 1st 60m Hurdles and 2nd Long Jump
Fergus Hall (boys 13) 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 300m, 1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put, 3rd Javelin and 3rd Long Jump
Luca Mastranelo (men’s 16-17) 2nd Shot Put, 2nd Hammer and 3rd Discus (Luca is an exchange student from Germany who became a Comet for the year!)
Brynn Hawkins, Ushwya Brennan and Katie Revoy also had great results and Personal Bests in their events.