It was small in numbers but big in results for local athletes at last weekend’s 51st annual B.C. Elementary Schools Track and Field Championships at Minoru Park in Richmond.
The three-day event featured five age divisions for boys and girls — ranging from nine-to-13.
Southpointe Academy’s Mina Stefanovic was a major force on the track in the Girls 10-Year-old Division. She captured the 100 metre (15.21 seconds), 600 metres (1:58.57) and 1,000 metres (3:38.13) events. She also added a silver in the 60 metre sprint with a time of 9.78 seconds.
Another Southpointe student — Derek Encarnacion — was also a multi-medal winner in the 11-year-old Boys Division. He captured the 100 metres (14.24), added silver in the 200 metres (29.13) and bronze in the 60 metres (8.93 seconds).
Also in 10-year-old Girls, Sacred Heart's Makena Decaire won the long jump (3.67 metres) and Danielle Kay took gold in the shot put with a throw of 6.78 metres.
Rounding out the local contingent was bronze for Southpointe's Adam MacKay in the 10-year-old Boys’ shot put thanks to a best throw of 6.96.