Alexa Dow topped the podium at the 2018 BC Athletics Junior Development Provincial Track and Field Championships in the 600m and 1000m races. (Submitted)

CVAC Jaguars grab gold medals at junior development provincials

Alexa Dow and Annette Blumel combine for three first-place finishes

Two young Cowichan Valley Athletic Club Jaguars athletes came home from the BC Athletics Junior Development Provincial Track and Field Championships late last month with gold medals.

Alexa Dow finished first in the 11-year-old girls 1000m and 600m races, and Annette Blumel finished first in the 11-year-old girls 800m race walk at the meet in Kelowna on July 27-29, battling through intense heat as temperatures hit the high 30s in the Okanagan that weekend.

Dow won the 600m with a time of one minute, 46.04 seconds, and the 1000m with a time of 3:10.57, 13 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Dow holds the provincial records for 11-year-olds in both events. She set a mark of 1:43.82 in the 600m at the Dogwood Meet in Victoria this season, and a record of 3:08.10 in the 500m at the Junior Development Olympics in Surrey.

Blumel won the 800m race walk with a time of 5:24.77, 13 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. She also competed in the 600m run, shot put, discus and javelin.

Fellow Jaguar Evan Mayer also competed in the 13-year-old boys category, with top-10 finishes in the 80m hurdles, triple jump, discus, hammer throw, and javelin.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Annette Blumel topped the podium at the 2018 BC Athletics Junior Development Provincial Track and Field Championships in the 800m race walk. (Submitted)

Just Posted

Weather forecast for the Cowichan Valley sunny and mid-teens

Lots of sun expected over next two weeks

Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers

Cowichan Valley will open 8 elementary schools this week

Island Health “humbled” by work of Cowichan’s Project Draw Breath

Health authority eager to explore partnerships during COVID-19 crisis

CPAC launches Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Online

CPAC is posting submissions from the region’s musicians, dancers, actors, writers, and visual artists

Vandekamp moving on from Cowichan Capitals

Head coach returns to AJHL’s Grande Prairie Storm

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month

The team announced that due to ongoing travel restrictions they will not be training in the Valley

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

Physiotherapists turn to technology to reach patients during COVID-19

Just because services, jobs, and socializing have been put on hold, it… Continue reading

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Mid-Island Panago locations offer free pizza to first responders

First responder can get free pizza at Panago in Parksville, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, and Mill Bay

Most Read