Kelowna’s Isabella Dreger was a force to be reckoned with in the girls’ 10-year-old division at the B.C. Athletics junior development provincial championships July 17 to 19.
Dreger, 10, who competes independently, won three gold and one silver medal last weekend in Kamloops.
The Grade 5 student at Aberdeen Hall won the 60 metre sprint in a record time of 8.71 seconds, shattering the former mark of 8.86 set back in 2011.
Isabella also won gold in the 100 metre sprint and the 60 metre hurdles, and picked up a silver in the long jump.
A week earlier at the combined events junior development championships in Chilliwack, she placed fifth in the 10-year-old girls pentathlon, winning the long jump and hurdles events.
Isabella’s coach is Verena Stroda.
Okanagan Athletics Club
Members of the Okanagan Athletics Club turned in some strong results at the B.C. Athletics junior development provincial championships last weekend in Kamloops.
Here’s a look at how local athletes fared:
• 13-year-old—Zachary Welch claimed the bronze medal in the 200m hurdle race in a time of 30.81 sesonds. He also earned fifth in the triple jump with a personal best of 8.92m
• 12-year-old—Caeleb Schlachter competed in six different events, with personal best performances in most of them. He was 4th in the 300m (43.96sec) , the 80m hurdles (13.49) and long jump (4.54m). He also made finals with some very steep provincial competition in both the 100m (13.46) and 200m (27.73, placing 5th in both, after some very close finishes.In his first ever performance in javelin, he placed 6th with a throw of 23.63m.
• 11-year-old—David Hartley ran to a 5th place finish in the 1000m with a personal best time of 3:54.60, and had a PB in the discus.
Jaeke Schlachter had some personal best times in the 11-year-old 200m (32.93) and the 60 m Hurdles (12.03)
• 10-year-old—Mark Kokayko won the bronze medal in javelin with a PB throw of 18.29m.
Jamie Hatch had some strong personal best finishes in sprinting events making it in to the final for both the 60m (9.01) and 100m (14.86) placing 5th place overall and sixth in the 60m Hurdles (11.23)
• The boys relay teams also earned a bronze in the sprint medley with Zach Welch, Caeleb Schlachter, David Hartley and Mark Kokayko, and a gold in the 4 x 100m relay, with Zach Welch, Jamie Hatch, David Hartley and Caeleb Schlachter
• 13-year-old girls—Ashton Thorpe had a personal best in the discus with a throw of 27.22, that earned her the bronze medal.
• 12-year-old girls—Ely Kokayko, Anya Pemberton and Brooke Lawlor made a great showing. Ely Kokayko was fourth in both the high jump (1.30m) and long jump (4.26m) which was also a PB with strong finishes as well in the 80m Hurdles, 200m and 100 m sprints.
Anya Pemberton was 5th in high jump with a personal best of 1.30m, She also some PBs and strong performances in the 80 m hurdles, 200m and long jump. Brooke Lawlor received the bronze medal in the 1200m race (4:27.80), as well as a strong finish in the 800m, 80m hurldes and a PB in the high jump (1.25m)
• 11-year-old girls—Jenna Gilbert threw a personal best in javelin with 12.63, as well has the 60 m Hurdles and 100m races
• 10-year-old girls—Brianna Breau scored a pair of silver medals in the discus Throw )15.78) and javelin throw (14.98), as well as a 4th place finish in shot put (6.23m), Shae-Lyn Kokayko threw some personal best distances and a fifth place in discus (12.53m), as well doing well in shot put (5.01m)and Javelin
The girls sprint medley relay won the bronze as well, with Ely Kokayko, Anya Pemberton, Brooke Lawlor and Ashton Thorpe.