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Medals won in Burnaby

Surrey’s Asianna Covington makes a throw in the women’s shot put event at the B.C. Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby Saturday. A student at Little Flower Academy in Vancouver, Covington won three medals at the two-day competition, including gold in both shot put and discus. She added a silver medal in the hammer throw.  - BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Surrey’s Asianna Covington makes a throw in the women’s shot put event at the B.C. Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby Saturday. A student at Little Flower Academy in Vancouver, Covington won three medals at the two-day competition, including gold in both shot put and discus. She added a silver medal in the hammer throw.
— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

The field events at Swangard Stadium last weekend were dominated by local athletes, two of whom had multiple-medal performances. Asianna Covington, a Surrey resident, captured three medals at the B.C. High School Track and Field championships in Burnaby. Covington also won three medals last year. But instead of a gold and two bronze medals, she earned two gold and a silver. A student at Little Flower Academy in Vancouver, she defended her provincial championship in the women’s shot put with a throw of 11.67m, and won gold in discus with a throw of 41.61m, almost five metres further than the runner-up. Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary’s Sam Kennedy edged Covington for the gold medal in the hammer throw. Kennedy’s effort of 51.91m was 30cm further than Covington’s. Serena Graf of Seaquam Secondary in North Delta won the javelin event, her best throw of 40.58m more than three metres better than the second-best effort. Graf was second in shot put behind Covington with a distance of 11.22 m. Jessica Tan of Fraser Heights won the bronze medal in the women’s pole vault, clearing the bar at 2.80 metres. Hayley Stewart of Lord Tweedsmuir won the bronze medal in long jump with a leap of 5.53m, just 18 cm behind winner Georgia Ellenwood of Langley Secondary. Stewart placed second in last year’s event, also finishing behind Ellenwood. On the track, Surrey Christian won the silver medal in the men’s 4x400 race, finishing behind only Oak Bay. Ross Browne, Adam Karrasch, Scott Hargrove and David Malamura posted a time of 3:32.84. Konrad Piaseczny of Holy Cross high school earned a silver medal in the men’s long jump. He jumped 6.63m, one centimetre behind Nick Fyffe of Vancouver College.

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