Kelowna's Keely Watts=Watling won four events at the Kamloops Centennial Track and Field Meet.

Kelowna track athletes medal, set records in Kamloops

Keefer Joyce, Elisa Joyce, Keely Watts-Watling and Noemi Stroda all perform well at Centennial meet

Keefer Joyce and younger sister Elisa each set new meet records at the 2012 Centennial Track and Field meet last weekend in Kamloops.

Keefer, 18, left the rest of the field behing in winning the junior men’s (18-19) 100 metre dash in 10.91 seconds.

Elisa, 17, showed the way in the womens (16-17) 100-metre sprint in a record time of 12.53 seconds. Adele Joyce did not compete in the meet.

Two other Kelowna athletes, Keely Watts-Watling and Noemi Stroda, turned in some strong results last weekend in Kamloops.

Keely Watts-Watling, striving to qualify for the Legions meet in P.E.I. in August, ran the 300m hurdles for the time in 45.95 seconds.

She narrowly missed the qualifying standard of 45.17, but smashed the meet record of 49.35.

Keely also placed first in longjump at 5.19m, first in 100m hurdles in 15.70, first in javelin at 30.80m, and second in the shot put with a throw of 11.02m.  Keely will be competing this weekend in Burnaby for Kelowna Secondary School at the high school multi-events meet for the first time in the heptathlon. She will be trying for national standards by obtaining 4,200 points in the seven events.

Noemi, who turns 14 next week, obtained her goal with a throw of 9.22m in shot put to place second, making her a contender for Zone 2 to compete in the B.C. Summer Games this year in Surrey.

Noemi was just under her personal best in discus with a throw of 19.54m.

Both Watts-Watling and Stroda are coached independently by Verena Stroda.


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