- Aiden Grout (U18) – becomes National Champion earning a Gold Medal in High Jump (2.01m)
- Harrison Trustham (U18) – Bronze Medal in 110m Hurdles (15.02s) and 8th place in 400m Hurdles (58.31s)
- Felix Allen (U18) coming off a serious hamstring injury placed 4th in 400m Hurdles (56.31s)
- Holly Harrison (U18) had consistently strong performances in all her events to finish 5th place in Heptathlon (4331 pts)
- Madison Gordon (U15) – had a big personal best in the long jump of 4.93m which helped to earn a 6th place in Pentathlon (2661 pts) and 11th place in 80m Hurdles (13.15s)
- Jake Schmidt (U18) – 7th place in High Jump (1.85m)
- Sheleena Wiley (U18) – 9th place in 200m (25.99s) and 11th place in 100m (12.75s)
- Jade Lenton (U18) – 11th place in 400m (58.86s)
“The Langley Mustangs competing at the National Youth Championships in Cape Breton had a strong showing and a lot of success, including winning a gold medal, showcasing its premier youth development program.” –Head Coach, Andrew Lenton
The Langley Mustangs recently travelled to Kamloops to compete at the 2019 BC Track and Field Championship Jamboree for U16, U18, U20, and Senior aged athletes. This meet finishes off the main outdoor season for club athletes with some athletes continuing on to compete at the National Championships in July and August. The Mustangs took home several medals, earned many top 8 finishes, and achieved several personal best performances as they competed for a spot on the provincial team.
Top 8 Finishes:
The Langley Mustangs Junior Development Track and Field Team finished the season strong competing in two BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships. The first of the two championships was the BC Athletics JD Pentathlon Championships hosted by Golden Ears Athletics. The meet was held at the Rotary Track, at Maple Ridge Secondary School on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Athletes competed and accumulated points in a total of five events each including shot put, hurdles, 600m, high jump, and long jump. The Mustangs finished the day with 17 top 10 finishes with Maiya Brunoro, Bernado Sada and Joey Adams finishing second overall for their respective age groups.
The second and final Championship of the season was the BC JD Championships hosted by Ocean Athletics at South Surrey Athletic Park July 19-21st. Again Mustangs finished the weekend and season strong with 9 Gold, 5 Silver and 14 Bronze. Most notably Noah Louwerse earned Gold in 2007 Boys 300m and 800m and Bronze in 100m, Ben Vanderhorst earned Gold in 2009 600m, Silver in 60m and Bronze in high jump, and Maiya Brunoro earned Silver in 2006 60m hurdles and 5 Bronze in 200m. 300m, 800m, 80m Hurdles and High Jump
Aiden Grout captured a silver medal with a jump of 2.08 in the U18 high jump at the 2019 NACAC Championships in Queretaro, Mexico hosted from July 9-11. Aiden was part of a 25 member contingent of U18 athletes that competed alongside the U23 team for Canada. Mustangs Jumps Coach Kevin Harrison was pleased with this athlete's result in less than ideal conditions of travelling afar: "His first attempt clearance at 2.08 was a strong performance and demonstrates his confidence at competing on the big stage. With this type of consistent jumping it is only a matter of time before he is successful at 2.10 or beyond"
On June 14th, 15th and 16th the Langley Mustangs track and field club hosted the 40th Annual Pacific Invitational Meet at McLeod Athletic Park. The event hosted participants ranging in age from 6 to over 90 years old and took part in a full spectrum of track and field events. There were over 840 participating athletes throughout the weekend, 130 of which were from the Langley Mustangs. The Junior Development group came away from the event with 21 Gold, 25 Silver, 25 Bronze and 158 top 10 finishes!
High jumper Aiden Grout has been selected to the U18 National Team to compete at the 2019 NACAC U18 being held in Querétaro, Mexico
High jumper Aiden Grout has been selected to the U18 National Team to compete at the 2019 NACAC U18 being held in Querétaro, Mexico, from July 5-7. The team, comprised of the 25 best athletes from across Canada will compete against athletes from 31 different countries across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Grout is currently the #1 ranked high jumper for U18 and U20 in Canada coming off an impressive 2.09m jump to win the BC High School Championships last month. Coach Kevin Harrison is excited to see what Grout will do on the international stage: "Aiden has demonstrated consistency in his performance, strong work ethic in practice, and a competitive drive that will be key to continued success this season. He has come very far in the last 12 months, but he certainly isn't done yet." Next up for Grout is the Harry Jerome Invitational at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby on June 20 where he will face a strong field of mostly Canadian jumpers including Django Lovett (2.30m) and Mike Mason (2.31m).
Congratulations to Mustangs Tate and Zach Wyatt who were recently selected for the U20 National Team at to represent Canada at the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships being held in San José, Costa Rica, from July 19-21, at National Stadium. The biennial track and field competition will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019 and will feature athletes from 31 different countries across the Americas. The Wyatt brothers, who easily surpassed the team standard 9:32.92 for the 3000m Steeplechase, are coming off a successful freshman season at the University of Memphis where they competed on the varsity cross country and track and field teams in the American Athletic Conference.
The Langley Mustangs Track and Field Association participated at the 2019 Annual Jesse Bent Memorial Meet on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th.
The Langley Mustangs had an excellent meet earning 14 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 8 bronze medals!
At least two Mustangs achieved personal best results this weekend. Noah Louwerse and Jacob Vanderhorst both achieved personal best results in long jump with Jacob earning a silver medal for the event. Noah Louwerse along with Bernardo Sada hit standard in 1200m and Miles Hayden hit standard in 1000m.
The meet was hosted by the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Association at Percy Perry Stadium. The stadium includes a Mondo track surface with areas for long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault with separate areas for discus, hammer, shot put and a polyflex synthetic rubberized track surface for javelin.
Members of the Langley Mustangs Track Club competed well in the hot Okanagan conditions in Kelowna at the BC High School Track and Field Championships held May 30 to June 1. There were several medallists and outstanding performances over the three day competition which caps the high school season. Gold medal performances were turned in by Ian Vandergugten in the Senior Boys 110m hurdles and Aiden Grout and Nolan McEachern in the Senior and Junior Boys high jump. Head Coach Andrew Lenton was impressed by the Mustangs’ performances in this high calibre meet: “The competition and depth was the best its been in several years. For so many of our athletes to finish in the top 8 was a major accomplishment. Now we are looking to build on this succcess as we move into the club season and target provincial and national level competitions.”
Grade 8 Boys
The BC Elementary Track and Field Championships were held in Richmond on May 24th, 25th and 26th.
The Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club competed in this event with a strong team of 53 athletes. Described as an event for everyone, the BC Elementary School Track & Field Championships is an event hosted by the Kajaks Track & Field Club with the purpose of providing a fun and safe competitive experience for athletes of all ages and abilities.
The weekend welcomed all elementary school aged athletes whether they were new or experienced to the sport of Track & Field, representing a school, club or independent. Overall the Mustangs earned 10 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals. The 10 year old boys had an impressive 2nd place overall finish and the 13 year old girls placed 4th! Ben Vanerhorst, Noah Louwerse, Joey Adams and Jacob Vanderhorst were multi event medalists and Maiya Brunoro had an outstanding performance earning 4 gold medals in 4 individual events including 200m, 300m, 800m, and Long Jump! Watching these athletes make running, jumping and throwing look effortless is inspirational. The Langley Mustangs will host the Pacific Invitational on Father’s Day weekend June 14th, 15th and 16th at McLeod Athletic Park. Athletes from ages 6 to 86 will be participating in a variety of track and field events throughout the weekend.