Mustangs’ Martinez wins trio of medals

Nine gold for local track club

Langley Mustangs’ Robert Gallaugher lands his long jump attempt at the B.C. provincial track and field championships held at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium earlier this month. Gallaugher landed the gold medal in the senior (20+) men’s division at the track and field meet.

Langley Mustangs’ Robert Gallaugher lands his long jump attempt at the B.C. provincial track and field championships held at Coquitlam’s Percy Perry Stadium earlier this month. Gallaugher landed the gold medal in the senior (20+) men’s division at the track and field meet.

Local athletes from the Langley Mustangs spent plenty of time on the podium, collecting a total of 21 medals at the B.C. provincial track and field championships.

The athletes were competing in Coquitlam from July 15 to 17.

Fernando Martinez led the way, capturing a gold and two bronze medals in the boys’ midget (14/15) category.

Martinez won in the pole vault, and was third in both the 200m hurdles and the high jump.

Carolyn Sutherland and Adam Osborne were also multiple medal winners.

Sutherland took gold in the girls’ youth (16/17) long jump and silver in the 100 and Osborne won silver in both the junior (18/19) pole vault and 110m hurdles.

Gold — Jesse Lynch (junior)110m hurdles; Robert Gallaugher (senior) long jump); Shelby Smithson (youth) high jump); Alvin Los (junior) high jump; Jessica Tan (midget) pole vault; Jacob Houlton (youth) shot put; Georgia Ellenwood (youth) heptathlon.

Silver — Jude Klassen (midget) 800m; Eli Kastelein (youth) 300m hurdles; Jesse Lynch (junior) 400m hurdles; Timothy Hargreaves (midget) high jump.

Bronze — Emma Smithson (midget) 299m hurdles; Jacob Houlton (youth) long jump); Taylor Neveu (midget) high jump).