Lakers has strong performance at provincials

The 2013 BC High School track and field championship provided a gauge for the Pen High Lakers.

The 2013 BC High School track and field championship provided a gauge for the Pen High Lakers.

Coach Geoff Waterman saw first-hand how his athletes stacked up against strong competition at Langley McLeod Athletic Park May 31 to June 1.

“I think the kids performed really well,” said Waterman. “They represented the school and Penticton in a very good way. Supporting each other and having a lot of fun.”

In the 4×100 boys relay, Rob Simmerling, Lucas Hooper, Kyle Hooper and Justin Schenk clocked in at 46:69. The girls, consisting of Max Chapman, Holly Perrier, Hanna Lalonde and Courtney Milligan finished in four minutes, 34 seconds. The boys 4×400 ran in three minutes,  46 seconds.

Individually, Kyle Hopper was 12th in the high jump, jumping a 175 centimetres. Lucas Hooper competed in the 200-metre relay and ran 23:52, while Hanna Lalonde ran the 400-m in 1:06 and Richard Xiang finished the 2,000-m steeple chase in seven minutes, three seconds.