Nanaimo's Lundman and Heisterman boast impressive track and field results

By Dan Marshall
June 14, 2018 - 10:43am Updated: June 15, 2018 - 6:15am

Olivia Lundman finished second in the 1500m race walk, and third in pole vault in her age group at the BC High School Track and Field ChampionshipsCristi Lundman

NANAIMO — The final weekend of May and the first Saturday and Sunday of June featured important track meets for Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes.
 
The annual Elwood Wylie Memorial meet was held at the Rotary Bowl on May 25-27, followed by the BC High School Track and Field Championships which took place June 3 and 4 in Langley.
 
Both of those meets earned 15-year-old Olivia Lundman medals in two different disciplines.
 
At the Elwood Wylie meet in Nanaimo, Lundman won the 800 metre race walk and the pole vault in her age bracket.
 
Then at provincials she took silver in the 1500m race walk and bronze in pole vault.
 
The Grade 9 Dover Bay student was looking to meet standards in race walk to qualify for nationals, and was able to achieve her goal.
 
"That standard is 07:40 so hitting the 07:24 was a big milestone for me," said Lundman.
 
She has a goal of two metres and 85 centimetres for a standard in pole vault and she's already come most of the way there.
 
At the start of the season Lundman was clearing 2m 05cm and is very pleased to have raised that to a 2m 60cm in just a few months.
 
Olivia Lundman gives a race walk demonstration at the Nanaimo Rotary Bowl:
 

 
Madison Heisterman is another Nanaimo Track and Field Club athlete who took home provincial medals in two different events. 
 
She won a silver in the 800m in Langley and a bronze in the 1500m.
 
The 17-year-old sat out the Elwood Wylie meet to focus on provincials.
 
Heisterman was happy with results in her final BC High School Championships.
 
"My fitness right now is quite good. There were some high calibre athletes, lots of my friends who I've grown up with over the years, we've all competed against each other. So it was super fun to get back on the track with them and have one last hurrah," said Heisterman.
 
The Grade 12 student is attending Brentwood College School in Mill Bay an she feels her schooling there will help her transition into university:
 

 
Some of the key competitions for the top Nanaimo Track and Field Club athletes are the BC Athletics Track and Field Championships Jamboree in Coquitlam, the BC Summer Games in Cowichan, both of those events are in July.
 
The National Track and Field Championships take place in Brandon, Manitoba in August.

Here are some of the top results from the Elwood Wylie meet and the BC High School Championships:
  
Elwood Wylie Memorial (Nanaimo)
 
14-15 yrs
GOLD - Katia Bannister - 100m 
GOLD - Olivia Lundman - 800m racewalk
GOLD - Olivia Lundman - pole vault 
GOLD - Gage Zanette - 2000m 
GOLD - Bailey Rossnagel - 1500m steeplechase 
GOLD - Jayden Watson - pole vault 
GOLD - Jayden Watson - 1500m steeplechase
GOLD - Madison Paugh - triple jump 
GOLD - Madison Paugh - javelin 
GOLD - Nate Paris - pentathlon 
 
16-17 yrs
GOLD 16-17 Ethan Katzberg - hammer throw 
GOLD 16-17 Makayla Mitchell - discus 
GOLD Makayla Mitchell - hammer throw
 
18 yrs 
GOLD - Hope Stewart - 400m

BC High School Track and Field Championships (Langley)
 
Grade 8
GOLD - Nate Paris - 200m hurdles
GOLD - Nate Paris - pentathlon
GOLD - Sonya Urbanowicz - javelin
 
Junior
GOLD - Ethan Katzberg - hammer throw
SILVER - Olivia Lundman - 1500m race walk 
BRONZE - Olivia Lundman - pole vault
SILVER - Karly Dickinson - 3000m
BRONZE - Keaton Heisterman - 1500m 
BRONZE - Keaton Heisterman - 800m

Senior
SILVER - Madison Heisterman - 800m 
BRONZE - Madison Heisterman - 1500m
BRONZE - Steen Rasmussen - pole vault
 

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