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)

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