SFU HP #1: High Schoolers Go Toe-to-Toe with Collegiates

The thrill of outdoor track and field returned as collegiates and high schoolers converged on Burnaby Mountain for the SFU High Performance Series #1 this past weekend. Against a backdrop of sunshine, competitors brought their A-game, setting the tone for the rest of the outdoor season. What stood out most was the seamless integration of high school athletes alongside their collegiate counterparts, demonstrating their depth and talent.

Full results

Let's dive into just some standout high school performances.


  • Iyimi Fagbamiye demonstrated his speed, clinching fourth place with a time of 10.89 seconds over 100m, narrowly trailing three SFU athletes. Liam Barnes, also representing the Vancouver Thunderbirds, claimed fourth in a demanding 400m with a time of 51.49 seconds. Additionally, Barnes doubled in the 100m with a time of 11.39 seconds.


  • Mark Molina and Charlie Mlotshwa exhibited their endurance in the1500m race, finishing sixth and seventh respectively, amidst a formidable field dominated by SFU athletes. Molina crossed the line in 4:00.61, closely followed by Mlotshwa with a time of 4:00.79. In the same event, Riley Simmonds and Samuel May also clocked impressive times of 4:03.03 and 4:06.44.


  • Dominic Mikacevich Warholm and Lawrence Man took to the field for the  hammer throw, securing victories in their respective age categories. Warholm triumphed in the U20 6kg hammer throw with a mark of 47.75m, while Man dominated the U18 5kg hammer throw, launching an impressive distance of 53.04m. 

As for the women...


  • Adrianna Buitelaar showcased her tenacity against a formidable field of collegiate competitors, clinching a commendable second place in the fiercely contested 1500m with a time of 4:34.24. Her Valley Royals teammate, Zoe Unger, secured ninth place with a time of 5:08.32.


  • Marlena Tresnjo soared to victory in the high jump, clearing an impressive height of 1.75m. Meanwhile, Jasleen Nagra of the Vancouver Thunderbirds showcased her skill in the long jump, securing third place with a mark of 5.12m. Talia Phangura showcased her strength by triumphing in the shot put with a throw of 12.16m. Additionally, Phangura claimed second place in the open women's 4kg hammer throw.

These performances not only underscore the exceptional talent of high school athletes but have undoubtedly established a benchmark for the rest of the season. High school athletes standing shoulder to shoulder with their collegiate counterparts, proves that talent knows no age - we are in for a treat this 2024 season!