Mission’s Bryce MacKenzie leaps to greatness during the triple jump. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

Double gold for Mission’s MacKenzie

Locals take home hardware at BC track and field championships

Mission’s Bryce MacKenzie soared to success again at the BC high school track and field championships in Langley over the weekend.

The Mission Secondary student picked up two golds and one silver medal all in jumping at the events, besting his showing last year when he won one gold and two silvers.

MacKenzie was the best in the province for the senior boys triple jump and high jump, and then earned silver in the long jump.

He repeated as senior boys champion in the high jump on Friday, equalling his mark last year of 2.05 metres. He was the only competitor at the event to jump over 2m.

MacKenize also dominated in the triple jump on Friday, reaching a distance of 13.19m. The next closest jumper hit 12.90m.

Saturday, the final day of the event, saw MacKenzie narrowly miss out on winning a third gold in the long jump. He finished just .03m behind the winner Bennet Vinken from Vancouver Island’s G.P. Vanier, jumping a distance of 6.74m. Despite the second place finish, he improved on his 2017 distance of 6.66m.

MacKenzie also won a trio of golds at the Fraser Valley regionals, which occurred in Abbotsford last month.

Mission’s Harrison Trustham also earned a provincial gold and silver, taking home top spot in the junior boys 100m hurdles and second in the 300m hurdles. Trustham blazed through the 100m course in 14.32 seconds, and finished .3 off the mark in the 300m race.

It’s a big step forward for Trustham, who last year finished fourth in both events. He scored a gold and silver at last month’s Fraser Valley’s.

The only other local to earn provincial gold was Hatzic Secondary’s Adaisha Beals, who impressed in the Grade 8 girls triple jump. Beals leapt 10.55m, beating out the second place jumper by .22m, to take the top spot.

Mission athletes didn’t earn any silver medals, but local did earn two bronze. Tanner Geringer finished third in the province in the senior boys javelin, tossing for a distance of 49.69m. Jacob Walters also scored some hardware, taking home the bronze in the senior boys 110m hurdles with a time of 15.63 seconds.

Other Mission competitors with top ten finishes included: Charlotte Daigneault (sixth, senior girls 1500m race walk), Bradley Tober (seventh, junior boys hammer throw), Amelia Janes (seventh, 1500m race walk) and Janie Green (tenth, 1500m race walk).

For complete results from the event, visit bctfa.ca.

 

Mission’s Harrison Trustham leaps over a hurdle en route to a medal. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

Just Posted

MNET Radio Music Festival 18 comes to Mission

Event on Aug. 24 and 25, but Thunderfest first on Aug. 18

First Avenue improvement project moves into third phase

Mission downtown revitalization project now past halfway point

Outlaws opening exhibition schedule

Mission plays three games in three days

Take-home naloxone may be replacing 911 calls in Fraser Health area

Naloxone kits handed out up 29% over 2017, ambulance calls and emergency visits down 22-24%, deaths hold steady

Wichita Trip and Kenny Hess at Twilight Concert Series

Performances on Aug. 17 and 22 at Fraser River Heritage Park

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

VIDEO: World of Magic coming to Vancouver

Seven magic shows will appear at the Vancouver Playhouse from September 7 to 9

Safeway union urgest rejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

VIDEO: RibFest kicks off in Langley

Free event features barbecue ribs, chicken, pork and brisket from Canada’s top rib artists

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Bernier diatribe against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boosts Liberal coffers

Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations doubled, social media engagement quadrupled

‘Disjointed’ system hinders British Columbia First Nations in wildfire fight

More than 550 wildfires were burning in B.C. and crews were bracing for wind and dry lightning

Most Read