Taryn O’Neill is set to run the 1500m at the 35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic at Swangard Stadium on June 26 and 27. The grade 12 student at George Elliot Secondary in Winfield, BC just north of Kelowna continues to improve her accomplishments after her silver medal a the 2017 Pan American U20 Championships in Trujillo, Peru. She just ran 4:17.93 for the 1500m in Portland, OR on May 12th. This is the fastest high school 1500m or mile equivalent in North America this season. She will have an opportunity to run against top competition in the Jerome Classic. She may have a chance at the BC U20 record of 4:15.40 set by Lori Durward in 1991.
Warren Henderson of Kelowna Capital News reported-
Elmore said persistence, determination and natural ability all played roles in what was a well-deserved result for the 16-year-old runner.
“I’m just so happy for Taryn, she’s one of those kids who has worked really hard over the last couple of years and it’s paid off,” said Elmore, the Kelowna native who competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
“She’s had ups and downs with injuries, but she’s stayed the course and kept her love of running. It can be hard at the age to maintain that work ethic but over the last year she’s been super consistent and super motivated. “It’s awesome to see it come together for her.”
Taryn has announced she will attend Villanova University in Philadelphia this fall.
China and Canada’s sprinters are set to run on Tuesday, June 26th and Wednesday, June 27th at Swangard Stadium during the 35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic. China and Canada will field national teams to contest the Pacific World Cup in the Team Sprint Challenge will include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m for men and women.
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Tickets For Adults, $45 For Both Days, $25 For A Single Day
Tickets For Youth (4-17 Years) $19 For Both Days, $11 For A Single Day
Tickets For Families, $96 For Both Days, $58 For A Single Day
Tickets For VIP Hospitality $115 For Two Days, $75 For One Day
Preferred Seating $75 For Two Days, $45 For One Day
Adult Group $16 A Day
Youth Group $9 A Day
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