B.C. titles for Pen Track masters

Three Pen Track athletes came back from the B.C. Masters Championships in Langley last month sporting gold medals

Danny Daniels


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.



Just Posted

More Peninsula councillors declare their 2018 intentions

Carl Jensen and Chris Graham, both of Central Saanich, have said they will run again.

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Peninsula scientist lauded for Arctic research

Scientist Eddy Carmack, an oceanographer and Central Saanich resident, is in Norway… Continue reading

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

Sidney’s Salish Sea aquarium to close for maintenance

First extended closure for the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since it opened in 2009

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

Wind warning back in effect around Vancouver Island

80 km/h winds expected Saturday, Jan. 20, on east coast of Island, 100 km/h on west coast

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read