Seaquam Seahawks brought home two bronze medals during the B.C. Provincial Track and Field Championships, which took place in Langley from June 1 to 3.
Grade 10 student Hannah Milic came in third in the junior women’s 1,500 metre steeplechase, with a time of 5:25.59.
Maya Kobylanski of Surrey’s Southridge Secondary came in first at 5:13.79 and Abbotsford Christian School’s Jessica Kampman came in second with 5:23.72.
“It was a good race,” Milic said. “I felt pretty happy with that just because it was really hot out and it was kind of tough.”
That was Milic’s personal best for the 1,500 metre steeplechase, but she feels she is a stronger competitor in the 3000 metre run. Although she didn’t place in this year’s event (Milic came in eighth), she hopes to do better at future provincials.
Meanwhile, Grade 12 Dominic Luccock placed third in the senior men’s pole vault, clearing 3.6 metres. He had consistently been reaching 3.6 in practice, and had hoped to reach 3.7 in the finals.
That was the distance reached by second-place winner Johnathan Eby from Saanich’s Mount Douglas Secondary. Ethan Foster from Langley’s DW Poppy Secondary came in first with a vault of 3.8 metres.
This was the first time Luccock had competed in pole vault as a stadalone event — normally he would do it as part of a decathlon or pentathlon.
“I feel like if I had started doing pole vault earlier, or had started pole vault individually in Grade 11, I could have … even done better this year,” he said.
Next spring, Luccock will be taking his track and field skills to Trinity Western University on a $4,000 athletic scholarship. He will be competing in decathlons and the pole vault.
Both Milic and Luccock won medals in previous provincials: Milic won silver in the 1,500 metre run in 2015; Luccock won gold in the pentathlon that same year.