Alberni’s Weegar medals at U-15 track event

A small group of Port Alberni athletes availed themselves well at the senior provincial and U-15 Invitational Track and Field Championship

Riley Mitchell was 16th in the discus with a best throw of 28.41 metres. He also finished 17th in the boys 800 metre race. Mitchell’s time was 2 minutes

Riley Mitchell was 16th in the discus with a best throw of 28.41 metres. He also finished 17th in the boys 800 metre race. Mitchell’s time was 2 minutes

A small contingent of Port Alberni athletes availed themselves well at the senior provincial and U-15 Invitational Track and Field Championships on the mainland last weekend.

At the U-15 championships, Thompson Weegar of AW Neill Middle School won a bronze medal in Grade 8–9 boys discus with a throw of 42.17 m.

Riley Mitchell of EJ Dunn placed 16th in the discus event, and had a best throw of 28.4 metres.

Mitchell placed 17th in the boys 800 m race and had a time of 2:13.

Julia Clark, also of EJ Dunn, placed 17th in the 100 m dash prelims with a time of 13 second but didn’t qualify or the final.

At the senior championships, Luke Bradley from Alberni District Secondary School finished fifth in the men’s shotput with a throw of 13.5 m. He also finished 10th in the men’s discus. And he competed but didn’t place in the hammer throw because he didn’t attempt a legal throw.

Graham Villette, also of ADSS, placed seventh in the discus event with a throw of 41 m. Villette also placed ninth in the hammer throw (37.7 metres).

(* Edited to include results for Thompson Weegar, AW Neill Middle School, and to identify EJ Dunn Middle School students.)