The first outdoor meet in Canada on Easter weekend at the Rashpal Dhillon Track at the University of British Columbia was cool and sunny as the cherry blossoms announced that spring has arrived. The spring was clearly evident as the BC jumpers both high and long, opened the season with impressive marks to lead the nation’s top list. The US based athletes have been competing outdoor for over 3 weeks but our cool weather did not dampen the results.
Django Lovett of Valley Royals, the recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, won the men’s high jump. He cleared 2.20m exceeding his outdoor personal best of 2.19m.
Veteran teammate, Mike Mason, who took the silver medal in last summer’s Pan American Games, cleared 2.15m.
Joel Della Siega of Ocean Athletics cleared 2.00m to lead all high school jumpers.
Kansas State’s Alyx Treasure from Prince George won the women’s event in 1.80m to take top spot on Canadian lists for 2016.
Alex Porpaczy of Ocean Athletics topped the high school entries with 1.70m.
However Nina Schultz of New Westminster Spartans won the heptathlon with an outstanding score of 5391 points with 100m hurdles-14.44, high jump -1.71m, Shot-11.35m, 200m-25.78, long jump- 5.72m, Javelin-38.55m and 800m-2:24.18. This mark currently ranks number 2 in world for U20 athletes.
Nina’s long jump is also the best in Canada for this early season.
Robbie Gallaugher long jumped 7.42m to top the current Canadian rankings.