St. Thomas More men's relay takes double gold
By Ann Marie Carlson and David Mattiazzo
Special to The B.C. Catholic
The male and female B.C. High School Track and Field meets for 2013 were won by St. Thomas More Collegiate with 46 points and Little Flower Academy with 54 points.
St. Thomas More had its best finish ever, placing second overall to Oak Bay in the combined team aggregate with 82 total points. Both schools had outstanding performances from individual athletes.
LFA's Asianna Covington won gold in hammer throw and silver in shot put, then threw 48.20 meters in discus to break a 42-year-old record. This was her final high school meet. Ranked No. 2 in world youth rankings in 2012, Asianna has accepted a full-ride scholarship to the University of Georgia.
Her 28 points were supported by Grade 10 student Jessica Hanson, who placed first in high jump (1.65m) and third in 400m hurdles, and Grade 11 student Sammy Lee, who placed fourth in 100m hurdles.
Autumn Covington (Grade 10) rounded out the points with a fifth-place finish in hammer throw and an eighth place in discus.
The Knights' senior men's relay teams took gold both in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. In the past eight years St. Thomas More has won six gold medals in the 4x100m. The women's team also placed well, finishing with a bronze in the finals.
Some notable performers include Giovanni Trasolini (bronze 200m, eighth in 100m), Sebastian Adugalski (third in 400m and seventh in the 400m), Nico Repole (bronze in shot put and eighth in discus), Malcolm Lee (fifth in the 100m final), and Brandon Lee (eighth in javelin).
On the women's side, St. Thomas More also had great success. Grade 9 sensation Zion Corrales Nelson, running as a senior, placed second in the 100m and 200m as well as winning gold in the 400m. Zion was also asked to compete at the Harry Jerome International Track Meet on July 1. Dominique Booker placed sixth in the 100m hurdles and Kamila Wojciechowski was eighth in shot put.
LFA and STM also have other rising stars in Grades 8 and 9. LFA placed third and sixth in the junior 4x400m relay. Grade 9 student Emily Morris placed fourth in the 3,000m and seventh in the 1,500m, while Madeline Pringle (Grade 8) placed sixth in the 800m. STM placed fourth in both the 4x400m and 4x100m relays. Grade 9 student Alessandro Pozzolo placed fourth in the 400m and sixth in the 800m.
Ann Marie Carlson is the Campus Minister at LFA and David Mattiazzo is the Campus Minister at STM.