COQUITLAM — Almost 700 athletes will be competing at the BC Athletics Track and Field Championships Jamboree this weekend.
The event will include athletes as young as 14 up to the senior level, which caps out at 35.
It's a three day competition running Friday through Sunday at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.
The Nanaimo Track and Field Club will be well represented with at least a dozen medal hopefuls.
Madison Paugh is coming off of a gold medal performance at the BC High School Championships in Grade 8 triple jump last month.
She's in the Midget Women category along with Olivia Lundman who won a bronze for 1500 race walk at the high school championships.
The other Nanaimo athlete in that age bracket is Mikayla Mitchell in javelin.
Ethan Katzberg also medaled last month, taking home a bronze in the hammer throw at high school championships.
Katzberg is joined in the Midget Men division by James Wakefield in pole vault and distance racer Cyrus Urbanowicz.
Steen Rasmussen and Ben Toth are both in the Youth Men division for decathlon.
Rasmussen won a high school silver medal last month in pole vault.
There are three Nanaimo hopefuls competing as Youth Women.
Marina Anderson won a silver in race walk and Jessica Katzberg took bronze in the hammer throw at the high school championships.
The other local in the category is 800 metre runner Hope Stewart.
Mairin Shields-Brown rounds out the contingent from the Nanaimo Track and Field Club.
She's competing in the Junior Women 400 metre and long jump events.
This weekend's Jamboree will also serve as selection trials for the 2017 BC/Yukon Command Legion Team as well as Youth (U18) and Midget (15) levels as well.
A schedule of events is posted online at bcathletics.org.
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