Emma Cannan, representing Dr. Knox Middle School, won three medals, including two gold, at the B.C. Schools Sports track and field championships.

Track triple for Dr. Knox runner

Emma Cannan wins 200 and 400 metres, and places second in the 100 at B.C. high school track

On the provincial stage, Emma Cannan didn’t look a bit out of place.

In fact, the Grade 8 student from Dr. Knox Middle School thrived on the challenge of competing at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships.

Last weekend in Langley, Cannan won gold medals in the Grade 8 girls 200 and 400 metre events, and added a silver in the 100 metres.

Cannan’s time of 25.72 seconds in the 200 was 42/100 better than runner-up Tara Wallack of Semiamhoo.

In the 400, she clocked in at 59.16, .81 of a second ahead of Burnaby’s Heather Vorell.

In the 100, Cannan narrowly missed coming home with a third gold medal as she was egded out by just 2/100 of second in a time of 12.76.

Here’s a look at how other Kelowna and area athletes fared at the B.C. championships, June 1 to 3 at McLeod Stadium:


• Byrn Walsh, KSS—gold in girls pole vault

• Taryn O’Neill, George Elliot—silver in girls 1,500 metres and silver in 3,000 metres

• Nick Cornell, KSS—bronze in boys hammer throw

• The KSS girls ran to a gold medal in the 4 X 100 senior relay in a time of 49.78 seconds, edging out Maple Ridge Secondary by 22/100.


• Noah Russell, Mt. Boucherie—gold in boys 300 hurdles (41.04), silver in boys 100 hurdles

• Kenaysha Lyder, KSS—gold in girls 100 metres (12.68).

• Muriel Stroda, OKM—gold in girls 80m hurdles (12.18).

• Lindsay Maier, Dr. Knox—gold in girls 300 metre hurdles (45.50)

Grade 8

• Anna Dewynter, KLO—bronze in girls javelin

• Camden Elkin, OKM—silver in boys triple jump


Okanagan Mission Secondary’s Muriel Stroda won the B.C. high school junior girls 80 metre hurdles in a time of 12.18 seconds.

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