Port Alberni track athletes compete in Nanaimo

Five Port Alberni athletes competed in the Jamboree Track and Field Championships in Nanaimo on July 10-12.

Rylee Mitchell and Oliver Speagle warm up for the javelin event at the Jamboree Track and Field Championships in Nanaimo.

Five Port Alberni  athletes competed in the Jamboree Track and Field Championships in Nanaimo on July 10-12.

All five athletes competed in various events and all placed in top 10 finishes in most of their events. Two of the athletes brought home bronze medals. The championships see hundreds of athletes from all over B.C., it is a great experience for the athletes to compete with some of the best in B.C.

The club season ended at the end of June, however some  athletes  continue to train in the summer for the championship meets like this one.

Dave and Jill Sherlock, the head coaches for the club were there at the finish lines to applaud and congratulate all our athletes on their great performances.


• Rylee Mitchell

400m Final time of 52.82 for a sixth place finish

Javelin throw of 50.19m for a third place finish for the bronze medal

• Jonah Wynans

Hammer throw of 38.86m for a fourth place finish

• Yanik Contant

Discus 31.98m for a fourth place finish with a new personal best

Javelin throw of 33.17m 7th place finish

Hammer throw of 26.93m

1500m Racewalk time of 10.52.98 for a Bronze medal

• Oliver Speagle

100m preliminaries 12.46

200m Preliminaries 25.30

Long jump 5.36m 9th Place finish

Javelin throw of 37.44 for eighth place

• Ayden Jager

100m 15..09

800m 2.42.70

1500m 5.42.87

Javelin throw of 16.12m 6th place finish

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