Two Greater Victoria sprinters dominated the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships on Wednesday and Thursday at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium.
St. Michaels University School’s (SMUS) Angelina Shandro and Reynolds Secondary athlete Chase Haagensen each won gold in their respective events. Shandro won the 100m and 200m events while Haagensen won the 400.
This means that both will be competing in the provincial championships May 30 to June 1 in Kelowna.
Shandro won double-gold win at last year’s provincials as a junior in the 200m and 400m sprints. On Thursday, she won the Island 100m in the time of 12.41 seconds, ahead of second-place Olivia Fenton of Oak Bay who finished in 12.95 and third-place Juliette Desvaux of Ballenas who crossed the line in 13.05.
Shandro ran a 24.96s to win gold in the 200m.
Oak Bay High topped the girls team standings, while Mount Doug won the boys.
Oak Bay’s Alisa Lyesina also doubled down, as expected. Coached by two-time Olympian Bruce Deacon with the Prairie Inn Harriers Youth Team, she came into the event as the pre-race favourite.
She took the 800m and 1,500m. Her times were 2:10.70 and of 4:41.86 respectively.
In the 1500m, the second place finisher was Colette Reimer in 4:49.37 of St. Margaret’s School.
In the 800m St. Michaels Izzy Champion finished second in the time of 2:21.02, Oak Bay’s Katharina Schonn finished third with a clocking of 2:23.76.
Full results should be available here>> https://vancouverislandschoolsports.ca/spring/track-and-field/