Locals do well in final meet for Kelowna Track and Field Club

New club to begin ops in Kelowna

Last weekend a handful of Kelowna Track and Field Club athletes competed in their last ever competition as athletes for the Kelowna Track and Field Club as the old club closes its doors for a new association.

Daniel Medland-Marchen and James Turner were in Richmond with KTFC coach Pam Medland for the Harry Jerome Invitational. Medland-Marchen was 5th in the open men’s 800m with a time of 2:06.06. Turner won gold in the shot put with a throw of 12.73m, and silver in the high jump (1.85m).

Another group of KTFC athletes travelled to Edmonton, with KTFC coach Pat Sima-Ledding to compete at the Alberta Indoor Provincials. Keely Watts-Watling won gold in the 15 year old girls shot put with a new personal best throw of 9.29m. Katrina Ledding also threw a new personal best distance of 6.32m, in the Bantam girls shot put. Matt Droguett participating in his first track and field meet ever, advanced from the preliminaries to the semi-finals in the 60m, and also ran a very strong 200m. Daniel McKinnon earned a personal best in the Youth mens 400m. Ali Klassen ran a seasonal best time in the 60m hurdles.

“I was very proud of the athletes, who competed very well. Each of them achieved a personal best in at least one of the events that they participated in,” said Sima-Ledding.

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