The VSSAA Preliminaries, which took place May 3rd and May 5th at the Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval saw two great days of competition. This meet determined which athletes would represent VSSAA at the Sea to Sky Zone Finals set to take place a few weeks from now on May 23rd and 24th.
The qualification process? Simple. The top six athletes in each event advance.
As for the Sea to Sky Zone Finals, this meet will include athletes from VSSAA, North Shore/How Sound and Independent school leagues where the top five athletes from each event will qualify for the BC High School Track & Field Championships.
But for now let's get into some of the results from the VSSAA Preliminaries. Numerous athletes cracked into the VSSAA Championship Top 10 Performance List - which combines all divisions - marking their names into the record books.
Note: These records started being put on record in 2008.
Delphine Gosselin of Kitsilano sits #3 in the 1500m steeplechase with 5:41.88
Marylou Djida sits at #2 in the long jump and #6 in the triple jump with 5.21m and 10.53m, while Elle Davison sits at #8 with 4.94m in the long jump and Allison Torrance at #9 with 10.46m in the triple jump
Lowell Solmes of Killarney sits at #3 in the 1500m race walk with 6:31.94 and #5 in the 2000m steeplechase with 6:44.91
Samuel McGee of Kitsilano sits at #9 in the high jump with 1.70m
Mason Van Raamsdon and Elliot Hui now sit at #6 and #9 in the javelin with 42.48m and 42.12m
Top three team scores in each division are as follows:
Grade 8 Girls
Kitsilano Secondary 148.5
Lord Byng Secondary 102
Kitsilano Secondary 157
Point Grey Secondary 123
Killarney Secondary 177
Lord Byng Secondary 92
Kitsilano Secondary 61
Grade 8 Boys
Kitsilano Secondary 142
Lord Byng Secondary 100
Eric Hamber Secondary 38
Point Grey Secondary 129
Eric Hamber Secondary 85
Kitsilano Secondary 79
Killarney Secondary 156
Lord Byng Secondary 86
Kitsilano Secondary 76