Southridge Storm
Southridge Athletes Excel at Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships

Cayla dominated this past week at the Fraser Valley Championships claiming 1st place in the 400m and a hard-fought 2nd in the 400m hurdles. She automatically advances to the BC Championships, where she will test her skill against some of the best in the province and do what she does best by continuing to lead from the front!

Ethan faced some steep competition in both his 100m and 400m finals. He finished strong, placing 6th in the 400m and advanced to the BC Championships in Kelowna. While he will not be able to attend BCs, he has truly demonstrated that he can compete at a high level against some of the best in the division.

Maya battled it out in all three of her events, placing 4th in the 1500m, 3rd in the 3000m and 1st in the 1500m steeplechase. Maya’s races are always a sight to see but her performance in the 1500m steeplechase was something else. Maya claimed an early lead in the race but her main competition kept with her throughout and she made her move on the final turn passing Maya on the inside. When they hit the straight stretch, Maya turned on the speed and passed her competitor to win the event in one of the most exciting finishes of the meet! Maya advanced to the BC Championships in all her events, but she will be focusing on the 3000m and 1500m steeplechase

George had a battle of attrition in the high jump this past week, having to compete in some atrocious weather conditions but pulled off a 5th place finish in the event. He continued to show his skill in the pole vault, catapulting himself into a 3rd place finish. He will advance to the BC Championships in both events.

Lauren came out strong and performed a personal best in the shot put with a score of 8.82m and placing 6th overall! She will continue to ‘throw down’ in her quest to break 9m in the BC Championships next week.

Devin had a hard-fought battle in the 3000m this past week. He faced some steep competition and held his own to finish the race strong in his heat and 12th overall. He had a great season and will be back to fight it out next season.