Isaiah Collins picked up a silver medal in discus while competing at the B.C. High School AAA provincial championship in Langley. Submitted photo

Laker earns silver at track championships

Isaiah Collins brings back medal for Lakers at track and field championships

Isaiah Collins picked up the lone medal for the Pen High Lakers track team at the B.C. High School Championships in Langley.

Collins earned silver in the 1.5-kilogram discus throw for juniors with a distance of 36.73m.

“There were some good competitors. I felt like it was difficult, but at the same time I have been training a lot,” said Collins.

The junior Laker added he didn’t feel he performed very well at provincials, despite giving it his best effort.

Collins was among six athletes representing the Lakers. Other Lakers competing were Alex and Luke Neenan, Keiran Simpson, Duncan Robinson and Emmy Caruso.

“Provincials was an excellent experience for our athletes,” said Lakers coach Kelly Caruso. “The goal was to go there and get personal best times for all of their events. Unfortunately, weather conditions were not ideal and we had very strong head winds all weekend. Although this prevented the athletes from getting those best times, I was very happy with their preparation, performance and attitude.’”

Caruso added provincials offered the athletes an opportunity to compete against others who train and compete year round with highly skilled coaches. Overall, it was a successful track season to Caruso who looks forward to building the team and competing at provincials again next year.