Mission’s Bryce MacKenzie and his leaping ability were on full display at the 2017 BC High School Track and Field Championships in Langley over the weekend.
MacKenzie picked up one gold and two silver medals at the event, all in jumping events.
The Mission Secondary student was the best in the province in the senior boys high jump, and was the only competitor to leap over two metres. MacKenzie won the event with a jump of 2.05m, beating out his teammate from Mission Secondary Micheal Lambert by .10m.
He narrowly missed another gold in the senior boys long jump with a distance of 6.66. MacKenzie finished just .02m off of the first-place mark.
He then picked up another silver in the senior boys triple jump, with a total of 13.63m.
The only other Mission Secondary athlete to earn a medal outside of MacKenzie and Lambert was Tanner Geringer, who earned a bronze in the junior boys javelin throw. Geringer tossed the javelin 49.82m to reach the podium.
Hatzic Middle student Haley Willis took home her school’s lone medal in the Grade 8 girls long jump. Willis picked up a silver with a jump of 5.03m.
Heritage Park student Harrison Trustham finished just out of medal contention in two events, finishing fourth in the junior boys 100m hurdles and the junior boys 300m hurdles. Also with a top-five finish was Mission Secondary’s Charlotte Daignault, who placed fifth in the senior girls 1500m race walk.
Other Mission athletes who competed at the event included: Jacob Walters (eighth, senior boys 110m hurdles), Hannah Lambert (ninth, senior girls discus and 21st, senior girls discus), Amelia Janes (ninth, senior girls 1500m race walk), Natalie Jorgensen (11th, junior girls 1500m race walk), Janie Green (11th, senior girls 1500m race walk), Katelyn Bligh (12th, senior girls javelin), Sewon Son (13th, senior girls discus throw), Stephania Kamagranis (15th, senior girls hammer throw), Jojo Caverly (18th, senior girls 800m), Jake Pott (22nd, senior boys discus and 23rd, senior boys hammer throw), Avjot Kala (25th, senior boys hammer throw) and the Mission senior boys 4X100m team (sixth).
Hatzic results included: Emily Wieland (10th, Grade 8 girls shot put), Elise Younie (15th, Grade 8 girls 1500m and 18th, Grade 8 girls 800m) and Bradley Tober (18th, junior boys shot put).
Heritage Park athletes’ results from the event included: Abby Kroeker (17th, junior girls discus), Kennedy Parsons (18th, junior girls triple jump), Arlo Hamilton (18th, Grade 8 boys 400m), Tiara Dickson-Cowal (22nd, Grade 8 girls shot put and 22nd, Grade 8 girls javelin) and the Heritage Park relay team (19th in the junior boys 4X100m).
For complete results from the event, visit bctfa.ca.