Three Pen Track athletes came back from the B.C. Masters Championships in Langley last month, sporting gold medals proclaiming them as new Provincial Champions for 2013.
Leading the way was Don Brodeur in the M60 category, with victories in discus and shot put. His gold medal throw of 11.15m was just below his previous season’s best, but he still has the two furthest throws in his age group in Canada this year.
Collecting his two gold medals was Les East (M70) in the high jump and the triple jump. East also added four silver medals to his total, placing second in the discus, hammer, shot and the eight throw. Rounding out a strong weekend, he took the bronze in the javelin with a throw of 20.73m.
Not to be outdone by her male teammates, Anne Murfitt (W50) won her championship gold medal in discus and followed with a silver in the javelin and two bronzes in hammer and shot.
Mette Fossberg (W60), capping a season coming back from major surgery, won a bronze medal in the 200m event and just missed out by 1/100th of a second on a second bronze in the 100m.
For the younger athletes, their season winds down with the upcoming B.C. Junior Development and Pentathlon Championships and the B.C. Athletics Jamboree event.
Danny Daniels is a regular contributor to the Peninsula News Review for the Peninsula Track and Field Club.