A talented quartet represented the Burnaby Striders track club well at last week’s B.C. Athletics Championship Jamboree in Kamloops.
With Brandon Hsu knocking off personal bests in four events, the bar was set for high expectations.
Hsu topped the under-16 boys’ 100-metre dash in 11.50 seconds, the 200m in 23.27, and the 300m with a time of 36.43 – each within tenths of a second of the B.C. standard qualifying time. The Burnaby Mountain student also placed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.76m.
Marisa Mazziotti earned a spot in the top-eight long jump for u16 girls, registering a jump of 4.61m. She also secured a top-10 time in the 200m of 28.82.
Posting top-10 finishes in both the 200m and shotput was Katelyn Malmquist. Competing in the u18 women’s division, Malmquist finished the 200m in 27.36, while hitting a distance of 8.11m in the shotput.
With top-10 results in both the 200m (28.99) and 300m (45.94), Rachel Roberts also marked a strong weekend in the u16 girls division.