By Howard Tsumura
PORT COQUITLAM — Liz Gleadle’s record in the javelin might seem safe for another season when the 2015 Subway B.C. High School Track and Field championships get underway a week from Thursday in Langley.
Yet if the throw of 49.46 metres that the then-Grade 11 from Vancouver’s Kitsilano Secondary uncorked in her first attempt at the 2005 championships is destined to celebrate its 10th anniversary in tact, it will have to survive the determined efforts of two talented seniors who have been challenging each other since the ninth grade. (See Top 10 all-time performances below).
Brittni Wolczyk and Teagan Rasche will have to turn in the best throwing days of their young lives to surpass Gleadle’s high school record, but what the pair of Langley Mustangs club standouts from Port Coquitlam having going for them is a rivalry that has pushed each to personal-best throws already this season.