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Bronze medals for female athletes

Avneet Nijjar of Queen Elizabeth earned a bronze medal in girls shot put at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships at McLeod Park in Langley last weekend.  - BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Avneet Nijjar of Queen Elizabeth earned a bronze medal in girls shot put at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships at McLeod Park in Langley last weekend.
— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

Three female athletes from Surrey reached the podium at the B.C. High School Track and Field championships last weekend at McLeod Park in Langley.

Jasmine Gill of Sullivan Heights, Queen Elizabeth’s Avneet Nijjar and Surrey resident Autumn Covington of Vancouver’s Little Flower Academy all won bronze medals at the three-day provincial championship competition.

Gill ran to a bronze medal in the girls 800m race with a time of 2:13.99, and added a fourth place finish in the 400m sprint in 58.22.

After a seventh-place finish at the provincial meet last season, Nijjar won a bronze medal in the girls shot put with a throw of 11.20, almost a full metre better than her best throw a year ago.

Covington took the bronze medal in the girls discus with a throw of 37.67m. She was also sixth in the hammer throw at 47.37m.

Sarah van der Ende of Surrey Christian had a pair of top eight  efforts in field events with throws of 34.31m in the girls discus for fifth place and 9.48 in shot put for eighth.

Sarah Buckingham placed fifth in the girls triple jump with a leap of 10.41m, just 14cm away from a medal.

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