Katarina Vlahovic will bring speed to the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Games on Saturday, February 6th. This Universal Athletics sprinter and hurdler will challenge the meet records in the U18 division 60m and 60m hurdles. Katarina is the national U16 champion at both the 80m hurdles and the 200m hurdles with times of 11.62 and 27.55 seconds respectively.
Coach Jessie Dusanjh feels she may challenge the meet records of 7.85 seconds in the 60m and 8.73 seconds in the 60m hurdles both set by Diana Voloshin of Nor’Westers in 2014. Katarina holds the Jerome Indoor records in the U16 division of 7.92 and 9.08 seconds in these same events set last in 2015.
Vlahovic may face strong opposition if Jasmine Lew of South Fraser TC chooses to compete in the 60m. While Katarina has a best in the 100m of 12.48 seconds, Jasmine from the rival Surrey club has a best of 12.45 seconds.
Can these first yearU18 athletes better the 7.85 seconds mark of Diana Voloshin?
The Jerome Indoor Games provides opportunity for athletes of all ages from 10 yrs. to 70+ years on the 5 lanes of the 200m Pulastic track. This competition is an important step towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games set for this August and for all young athletes with the dream of wearing the Maple Leaf sometime in the future.
Information for entry is available at www.harryjerome.com
Entries close on January 29, 2016.
Early entries are advised, as space may be limited.