2023 Richmond Relays Recap

Over 250  high school, club and open athletes took to the Clement Track & Collier Throwing Centre, in Richmond BC, this past weekend to compete at the Richmond Relays in typical BC conditions - the rain! But that didn't deter the spirit of the athletes who showed up, competed and put their best foot forward.


Below is just a glimpse at what took place over the weekend.

Natascha Kiljanski of Robert A. McMath Secondary had a busy weekend winning the Grade 8 sections the women's 400m (1:12.87), long jump (3.99m) and high jump (1.25m). Her teammate, Rebecca Nashlund took home the gold in the women's Grade 9 section of the long jump leaping to distance of 4.14m (+2.2 m/s)

Talia Phangura, competing unattached, threw a great distance of 13.48m in the U16 section of the women's shot put for the win! While Pilar Rojo of Cambie Secondary won the Grade 11/12 section of the women's 3000m with a time of 11:30.20.

On the men's side, Paul Ude of the Vancouver Thunderbirds won the Grade 11/12 section of the men's 110m hurdles with a time of 16.12. Logan Peterson, competing unattached, won the Grade 11/12 section of the men's 400m with a time of 53.51, while another unattached athlete, Gursher Babri threw the discus 45.30m to win the U16 section of the event. 

And of course, there is no track and field without the relays! R.A McMath Secondary ran numerous teams across all sections; however, it was in the Grade 11/12 sections on both the women's and men's side that we saw some competition. Holy Cross Regional took the win over R.A. McMath won by almost a second in the men's 4x100m relay with a time of 46.59 seconds, while on the women's side R.A McMath ran two squads, with their 'A' squad securing the win in a time of 55.95 seconds. 

With more meets on the horizon and warmer weather on its way, BC track is going to be heating up!