photo contributed Meaghan Kujat, Sydney Decker, Braidy Parkes and Jordan King at track and field provincial championships.

Grade 8’s on track at provincials

A team of Grade 8 students from SMS had good results at the track and field provincials

A team of Grade 8 students from Shuswap Middle School had good results at the track and field provincial championships in Langley over the past weekend.

Shuswap Middle School (SMS) fielded a 4×100-metre relay team made up of Jordan King, Braidy Parkes, Sydney Decker and Meaghan Kujat, with Savannah Lamb as an alternate.

The 4×100 team placed fourth in the province.

SMS athletes also ran to a fourth-place finish in the 4×400-metre relay. The 4×400 runners were: Jordan King, Lys Milne, Sydney Decker and Meaghan Kujat.

Several local athletes also performed well in the individual events.

Jordan King placed eighth in the 100-metre sprint. Meaghan Kujat placed 11th in 200-metre hurdles, 22nd in long jump and 15th in 80-metre hurdles.

Braidy Parkes placed 14th in long jump, 20th in the 100-metre sprints and 20th in the 80-metre hurdles.

Lys Milne placed 15th in the 800-metre run.

Sophia Ruckle from Carlin Middle placed sixth in the 200-metre sprint.

The athletes were coached by Suzy Beckner, Duncan Moore and James O’Kane.

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