2023 Oregon Relays Recap

Athletes from British Columbia definitely made their mark this past weekend as they made their way across the border to compete in the Oregon Relays at Historic Hayward Field! 

Runners, jumpers and throwers from more than fifteen BC high schools produced top results, setting themselves up for the rest of the outdoor season, with their sights set on the BC High School Track & Field Championships which are scheduled to take place June 8th through 10th at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, BC. 

As for the performances? Let's dive in!

A number of athletes are heading back to Canada as Oregon Relays Champions in their respective events.

Divine Aniamaka of Pacific Academy won the Boys Triple Jump in a new meet record of 14.98m, which he soared to in the fourth round of the competition, winning the event by 21cm. 

Ruby Broadbent of Parkland had an amazing meet, winning both the Girls 1 Mile and Girls 2 Mile in 4:47.71 and 10:19.11. BC continued to demonstrate its depth in distance events with Maya Baechler of Kitsilano winning the Girls 800m in a time of 2:11.36, Hudson Irvine of Earl Marriott taking 7th in the Boys 800m with a time of 1:53.89 and Mackenzie Hack of Semiahmoo taking 3rd in the Girls 2000m Steeplechase. 

The standout performances don't stop there. Iyimi Fagbamiye of Holy Cross took second in the Boys 110m Hurdles in a time of 14.64, pole vaulter Mackenzie Hurtubise of Langley Secondary took 6th with a vault of 3.65m and decathlete Aidan Turner of South Delta had a busy meet, competing in three individual events: Boys Long Jump (7.25m, 1st), Boys 110m Hurdles (14.68, 3rd) and Boys Pole Vault (4.85m, 3rd). 

Let's not forget about the hammer throw! Lauren Curtis of Maple Ridge, edged out fellow Canadian Elise Drake of Kelowna to go 1-2 in the Girls Hammer Throw. Curtis won with a distance of 48.60m, with Drake right behind her with a throw of 46.17m. On the boys side, Dominic Mikacevich Warholm of Burnaby Central took 7th with a throw of 39.58m. BC is clearly home to talented throwers, with the girls meet record still held by Camryn Rogers who graduated from Robert McMath in 2017 and went on to compete in the NCAA at the University of California, Berkeley where she became a multiple time NCAA Champion. Rogers also placed fifth at the 2021 Olympics, was the 2022 World Championships Silver Medalist and Commonwealth Games Champion.

Below are more notable results:

Check out the full results