NVSS track team makes history

First time ever in Finals for BC High School Track and Field Championships

Coleson Jensen, Simon Nemethy, Ethan Floris and Darren Barg. Photo Brian Nemethy

For the first time ever, the NVSS track team qualified to go to the finals in the Jr. boys 4 x 400m relay event at the 50th Anniversary BC High School T &F Championships in Langley on June 3rd.

Ethan Floris, Darren Barg, Coleson Jensen, and Simon Nemethy won their heat in 3 minutes 40 second point 40 and advanced to the finals as they set a new school record by 19 seconds.

In the finals, 8 of the fastest junior teams in the province lined up to duke it out. After it was all done, the boys finished 5th in a time of 3 minutes 39 second point 78.

The boys ran faster in the final heat but the other four teams were just 2 – 3 seconds faster to the finish line. Running 54 seconds per lap of the track just indicated has fast each team member was running.

Two other NVSS athletes brought home top 10 placings as well. Lachlan Pedersen placed 10th in the grade 8 for the 3000m race running in a time of 10 minutes 24 seconds.

Matthew Ebert placed 5th in the Sr. Boys Discus Throw for the second year in a row. His throw was 36.71 metres.

Coaches Mr. Simrose, Emma Floris, Matthew Ebert, and Mrs. and Mr. Nemethy were very pleased with the teams results this season after winning the boys banner at zones and having an exciting results Provincials.

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