Pen Track athlete leads the way in Port Alberni

Ben Sammons captures 80m and 200m hurdles events at the Bob Dailey Memorial Track Meet

Pen Track athlete Ben Sammons captured both the 80m and 200m Hurdles events at the Bob Dailey Memorial Track Meet in Port Alberni on the May 4 and 5 weekend.

By Danny Daniels

Two Peninsula Track and Field Club athletes have been on a winning streak recently.

In two recent meets, Ben Sammons and Connor McCullough, both 13-years-old, have continued to pile up winning performances in both track and field events.

For Sammons, capturing both the 80m and 200m hurdles events as well as the flat 200m, plus the javelin throw in Port Alberni at the Bob Dailey Memorial Track Meet were a huge highlight. He also claimed second place in the 100m and the long jump and reached new personal bests in the javelin, discus and 80m hurdles at the Dogwood Track Meet in Victoria.

At the Dogwood meet, McCullough had quadruple wins in the 200m, 300m, 200m hurdles and long jump as well as placing second in the 100m and third in the shot.

Another particularly satisfying result for the Pen Track Team at the Bob Dailey meet was the sweeping of the Girls 14 hammer throw event by Meagan Peterson, who won with a toss of 26.48m, followed in second and third by Julia Irwin and Sarah Gibson.

Irwin also won the shot put and placed in both the 80 and 200m hurdles races, while Gibson took first in the discus.

Other winning performances for younger athletes came from Jacqueline Gaby (16) in the 1500m race walk, Amelia Casciola, 16,  in the 1500m and 2000m steeplechase, Finn Battersby, 13, in the 1200m and 2000m races, Connor Loughnane, 11, in the 100m and Matteo Hilton, 11, in the 800m race walk.

Twelve-year-olds Blake Furtado, Jonathan Cowley, Thomas Healey and Isaiah Smith also had several silver and bronze placements, as did Brennan Hopkins, 13, Eric Huber,10 and Alexis Van Den Bulk, 9.

At the Masters level, Pen Track continues to dominate in the throwing events at both meets, led by Les East (M70), Don Brodeur (M60), Phil Brodeur (M90) and Carl Jensen (M40) and Anne Murfitt (W50).

— Danny Daniels is a regular Peninsula News Review contributor, covering local track and field.

 

 

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