Local middle and high school students posted solid results at the Upper Fraser Valley Track and Field Meet in Abbotsford last week.
G.W. Graham's Ryan Higuchi won the junior boys high jump and finished second in both the long jump and triple jump to qualify for the upcoming Fraser Valley Championships.
Graham will send a dozen athletes to the championships, including Hannah Hallier, who won the bantam girls 200 metres and finished second in the 100 metres.
Joaquin Little finished second in the 200 metres, while Calum Mow-
bray claimed second place in the bantam boys 800, 1,500 and 3,000 metres.
Senior Jesse MacDuff and bantam Kate Sokolowski also qualified in the long-distance running events.
Thomas Bunn went through in the senior boys javelin, while Maddi McManus qualified in the senior girls triple jump.
Ryan Connelly qualified in the junior boys 100 metres, as did Brandon Kaufman, who also went through in the 200 metres.
Also qualifying were: Katy Rawson in the junior girls triple jump; Megan Muir in the junior girls 1,500 and 3,000 metres; and Begiizhik Nahwe-gabow in the junior girls 100 metres and long jump.
Sixteen Sardis athletes also qualified for the Fraser Valley Championships.
Three Sardis relay teams qualified, including: the senior girls 4x100 team of Jenn Wiebe, Ashley Heisler, Mikayla England and Caitlin Geary; the senior girls 4x400 team of Caitlin Geary, Mikayla England, Lauren Keane, and Ashley Heisler; and the junior girls 4x400 team of Wiebe Molly Wright, Karaline Heibner, and Brianna Ens. Heibner, Keane and England also qualified as individuals in the 400 metres. Wiebe also qualified in the 100 and 200 metres, as did Geary, who also qualified in the 400 metres. Heisler, meanwhile, finished third in the 400 metres, second in the 800 metres and also qualified in the 400-metre hurdles.
Also qualifying were: David Sawatzky and Jon Sokolowski in the 3,000 metres; Madison Webster in the 1,500 metres; and Marquis Allen and Grecco Costamagna in the 100 metres.
Josh Ens went through in the discus, Carson Olafson in the 1,500 and the 800 metres, and Tiare Costamag-na in the discus and the 1,500 metres.
The Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships begin May 13 in Abbotsford.
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