Run, Brentwood, Run!
A group of Brentwood athletes competed Wednesday, May 16 & 17 in the Island Track & Field Island Championships held in Port Alberni. To qualify for this meet the team had to compete in the Mid-Island Championship that took place May 1st & 2nd at the Duncan Sportsplex. Brentwood athletes swept the podium in Mid-Islands coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in different events such as 100m, 200m, 800m, 400m, 1500m, 300m, shot put, javelin, discus, high jump, long jump and triple jump. With athletes mostly in the male side of the competition it showed Brentwood’s dominance but the three Brentwood female athletes did not let up and they too showed complete dominance in their respective events.
The first day of the event started off quickly with Tony E, Whittall ‘21 and Juan N, Whittall ‘20 winning 1st and 2nd respectively in . Boys Shot Put while Sam L, ‘22 came 1st in Boys 400m. This was followed by Ope RA, Rogers ‘19 and Siôn G, Ellis ‘18 winning 1st and 2nd in the 400m Sr Boys and Liam C, Ellis ‘18 coming 1st in Sr Boys Discus with Ayo O, Privett ‘18 coming close behind in 2nd. The whole day was full of ribbons for Brentwood and it ended with a bang with the Sr Boys 4x100 team winning 1st place in the event, the team was made up of Torren K, Privett ‘20, Femi RA, Rogers ‘18, Chris S, Ellis ‘18 and Siôn G, Ellis ‘18.
The following day was also very successful with Tony E, Whittall ‘21 and Ben R, Ellis ‘20 quicky snatching 1st and 2nd in Boys Javelin followed by another Boys win in the 800m by Keaton H, Privett ‘20, The day kept going and Brentwood athletes kept getting ribbons his time Ori BC, Privett ‘18 and Sunil C, Rogers ‘19 bringing back a 1st and 2nd in Sr Boys 1500m and Juan N, Whittall ‘20 coming 3rd in boys 1500m.
In the female side of the competition Madi H, Hope ‘18 came 1st in Sr Girls 1500m and Anna M, Alex ‘19 came 2nd and along with them, the only girl Reece FR, Allard ‘20 came 2nd in Girls Triple Jump and 1st in Girls Shot Putt. The two day event was closed with a dominating win by the 4x400m Boys Relay team that even beat our own 4x400 Sr Team; the team was made up of Sam L, Keaton H, Juan N and Torren K and with a time of 3.52 minutes they came 1st overall in the event.
Thank to the coaches for their time and efforts.
Juan N, Whittall ‘20