Junior Development athlete Jairus Sorokovsky was named Performer of the Meet for 12 year old boys at the recently held JD Regional Challenge in Abbotsford. Head coach Andrew Lenton was pleased to hear of the award: “This kind of recognition is important as it rewards development of skills in several different event areas, something recommended in the long term athlete development model for track and field.”
Head Coach Andrew Lenton was pleased with the attendance of over 315 athletes over two days held at MacLeod Athletics Park. “It provided a great atmosphere for the athletes and not surprisingly we saw many great performances from ages U16 and up.”The Mustangs are preparing to host the 2022 National Track and Field Championships so this was a chance to assess their readiness and identify any outstanding issues. “Hosting a major championship will be a team effort that will require contributions from several partners including the Township of Langley, BC Athletics, and volunteers from the Mustangs.
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Over 20 Mustang athletes finished the year with a strong showing at the BC Junior Development Zone 3/4 Challenge held July 17 and hosted by the Valley Royals.
Madison Gordon won the U18 Heptathlon while Jade Lenton came first in the U20 400m at the Okanagan Athletics Challenge Meet held in Kelowna on July 17-18.
With the recent changes to Covid restrictions on sports, the track community is seeing a return to normal for competitions in the Lower Mainland.
On June 30, the Mustangs hosted their 6th track meet in two months and it was a special occasion as the first opportunity to invite athletes from other clubs to compete. The response was big with over 40 high school and post-secondary athletes from numerous clubs attending the meet. Coach Lenton was happy with the response from other clubs and with his athletes’ performances: “We have seen a steady improvement in our athletes’ competition level, numerous club records being set in all age groups, and first-year athletes successfully navigating the steep learning curve of competition after so many months of just training.”
Club Records set at the June 30th meet at McLeod Athletic Park:
|High School/Post Secondary|
|Mackenzie HURTUBISE*||F||2007||Pole vault||3.35m|
|Holly HARRISON||F||2002||High jump||1.60m|
|Michael Joshua GOYER||M||2007||800m||2:10:59|
With one jump, Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout has qualified for the World U20 Championships in Kenya, the Junior Pan-American Games in Colombia, and secured a spot at the Olympic Trials in Montreal as well.
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