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SDSS track and field season wraps up

Sun Devils send eight athletes to provincials
The South Delta Secondary track and field team wrapped up their season at the provincial championships in Nanaimo earlier this month. Photo courtesy SDSS

The high school track and field season wrapped up with the provincial championships in Nanaimo earlier this month.

The South Delta Secondary Sun Devils capped their season by sending eight athletes to the championships.

Roo Jacobs led the way, earning a medal for a great second place finish jumping 1.60 m in Grade 8 boys’ high jump.

He also placed 15th in the 200m and 19th in the 100 m.

Miguel Phillips finished fourth in the 800m and 10th in the 400m, Adalia Lekakis finished eight in the 800m, and 11th in the 1500m, Nick Veenstra finished ninth in long jump, Jade de Fondaumiere finished 12th in the 800m and 21st in the 400m, Fabian Benedyczuk finished 18th in the 800m, Audrey Thompson finished 23rd in shot put and Mei Sato finished 24th in the 100m hurdles.

“We had a small but mighty team for track and field this year,” said head coach Jen Condonopoulos who was assisted by fellow SDSS teach Richard Hortness and volunteer community coaches Jim Noel and Caleb Hartwig. “The mini meets in April were wet and cold, but we braved the weather to compete against our fellow athletes from Delta. After the Delta District Championships, 13 athletes and three relay teams qualified for the South Fraser Championships in mid-May. The weather was beautiful and sunny - perfect for track and field. Of those 13 athletes, nine qualified for provincials and we ended up sending eight.”