2024 BCSS Champs: Day Two Recap

It was a scorching hot day 2 in Nanaimo, with BC's best and brightest heating up the track and the field. As the busiest day of the championships, Day 2 was full of action, so let's get right into all of the championship events from today. 

Please note that the records document and the records listed in the live results are not up to date. Please know the Milesplit BC team works diligently to verify any potential records. BC High School Championship records as they have been kept since the beginning of the championships are all-conditions (any wind). We apologise for any inconvenience or misunderstanding that may arise from this. Milesplit BC is not responsible for record-keeping. 

The first finals of the day were the senior steeplechase finals. In the Senior Girls 2000m Steeplechase, Jaina Kang of Credo Christian reigned victorious with a time of 7:06, with Zoe Unger and Feron Wallace placing second and third. Kang was last year's silver medallist in the event. In the Senior Boys event, last year's junior champion Samuel May of WJ Mouat took the senior title this year with a time of 6:04. Taking home the silver was Miles Graham, and the bronze went to Arata Nakanishi. 

While the steeplechase wrapped up, sprint hurdles got underway on day 2, with one record broken. 

In the Senior Boys 110m Hurdles, Oluwaniyimi Fagbamiye of Holy Cross, last year's silver medallist, won in a time of 14.77 into a strong -2.2 headwind. Jose Montessori upgraded last year's bronze to a silver, with Finn Archer taking the bronze on this occasion. In the Junior Boys 100m Hurdles, Javion Pladley broke the BC High School Championships record in the event into a headwind, running 13.74. The previous record had been set in 2019 by Thomas Ma at 13.79 seconds. Zimo Liu and Ethan Moran round out the podium. In the Grade 8 Boys 100m Hurdles, Lucas Yu won the gold medal, running a sub-15 14.67 (-1.4). 

In the Senior Girls 100m Hurdles, last year's junior champion Delaney Self of Dr Charles Best claimed the title with a time of 15.22. Marlena Tresnjo added a silver to her growing medal collection, while Mbunya Tateh took home the bronze. In the Junior Girls 80m Hurdles, Lily Stroda, this year's junior heptathlon champion, stormed to an incredible 11.81 performance. Gabrielle Armstrong and Ana Montessori took silver and bronze, respectively. In the Grade 8 Girls 80m Hurdles, Lea Vorster had a sub-13 second performance to win.