Mission’s Harrison Trustham edges out the opposition during hurdles competition at the B.C. high school track and field championships in Kelowna over the weekend. (Vid Wadhwani photo)

Mission’s Trustham earns pair of hurdling bronzes

Grade 11 student impresses, Mission’s Gerbrand wins silver in javelin

Mission Secondary’s Harrison Trustham continued literally hurdling towards greatness at the B.C. high school track and field championships, which occurred in Kelowna on the weekend.

The Grade 11 Roadrunners athlete finished third in both the senior men’s 110 metres and 400m hurdles at the event.

Trustham won his 110m heat in preliminaries, posting a time of 15.56 seconds to qualify for the final race. That time was the fourth best out of all racers in the prelims. He improved his time to 14.96 seconds in the finals, but finished .03 out of second and .18 out of first.

He continued his strong showing on the track in the 400m hurdles, winning his heat and posting the second fastest time of 58.26 seconds. He picked up his pace in the final, posting a time of 57.36 seconds to finish third.

The pair of bronzes build off the gold and silver he won in the junior 100m and 300m hurdles respectively in 2018. Trustham will have the opportunity to add to that total next year as a Grade 12 athlete.

The only Mission athlete to score silver was Isabel Gerbrand, who finished second in the junior girls javelin throw. Gerbrand tossed the 500 gram javelin 34.57m to earn the school’s top showing.

Mission’s Tanner Geringer also had a solid day throwing, picking up a fifth place finish in the senior boys javelin throw. Geringer tossed a personal best of 51.11m to earn the placing. He earned a bronze last year in the same event, despite throwing for a distance of 49.69m.

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

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