The ACS Knights dominated the AA team category at the BC track and field championships.

Abbotsford athletes score medals at provincials

Abbotsford Christian Knights win team event

Abbotsford athletes battled against the best in the province last weekend at the B.C. high school track and field championships in Langley, with a number of locals scoring impressive results.

A pair of Abbotsford athletes earned provincial gold medals, as MEI’s Josh Carsience and Abbotsford Christian’s Lexie Kampman were the best in B.C. in their respective events.

Carsience cleared 3.40 metes in the junior boys pole vault to take home top spot. It’s the first provincial medal in the event for Carsience, who earned a provincial silver last year in the javelin throw.

Kampman leapt 1.60 m in the junior girls high jump for the gold. She won a bronze in the 200 m hurdles last year. Kampman also finished ninth overall in the 300 m hurdles and 10th place in the pole vault this year.

W.J. Mouat’s Jacob Kooy scored silver in the senior boys 110 m hurdles and fifth place in the 400 m hurdles. The Hawks also earned silver in the senior boys 4X400 m relay.

ACS student Jessica Kampman was the only other local to take home silver, as she finished second in the senior girls 1500 m steeplechase. Kampman also just missed out on a medal in the senior girls pole vault, finishing fourth in the province.

ACS students Cassie Brandsma and Emily De Jager were the lone Abbotsford athletes to win individual bronze medals. Brandsma collected the bronze in the senior girls high jump, reaching a height of 1.55 m. De Jager placed third in the Grade 8 girls 3000 m race.

The MEI Grade 8 girls also earned a pair of bronze in relay events, as the school placed third in both the 4X100 m and 4X400 m events.

Athletes who finished fourth place were: MEI’s Cailin Bitter (junior girls shot put), Cam Vanderveen from ACS (senior boys pole vault), MEI’s Tamara Alexander (senior girls long jump) and James Kehler from ACS (senior boys triple jump).

Locals placing fifth in the province were: MEI’s Thomas Frew (Grade 8 boys triple jump), Mouat’s Nathan Savage (senior boys 110 m hurdles), Johannah Brandsma from ACS (senior girls triple jump), Logan Onderwater from ACS (senior boys pole vault), Jarryd Viljoen from ACS (junior boys 1500 m race walk), Brendan Visser (senior boys 1500 m race walk), MEI’s Vanessa Pirani (Grade 8 girls 200 m hurdles), Yale’s Amardeep Mann (junior boys 800 m), Mouat’s Rachel Mortimer (senior girls 800 m) and the ACS senior girls relay team (4X400 m).

In the team standings, the ACS Knights completely cleaned up, winning the AA combined team competition by 13.5 points. It wraps up a strong year in track and field competition for the school, as they also won the Christian Schools, Abbotsford-Mission, Upper Fraser Valley, and Fraser Valley track and field meets.

It’s the first time in school history that ACS has won the team banner.

The only other Abbotsford school to place in the team competition was Mouat, who finished tied for fifth in the AAA combined standings with 40 points.

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

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