No track and field team, no problem.
The Pen High Secondary Lakers didn’t field a track and field team, but that didn’t stop a handful of its athletes from pursuing the sport.
At the Okanagan Valley championships in Kamloops on Wednesday, Emmy Caruso, Alex Neenan, Jerry Xiang and Joseph Traynor represented the Lakers at Hillside Stadium.
Qualifying for provincials were Xiang in the long jump after placing third, and Neenan, a senior taking second in the high jump. Neenan also finished fourth in the 400 metre run, while Xiang finished sixth in the 1,500-m distance.
Caruso, a junior, placed fifth in the 80-m hurldes and 100-m sprint, and finished seventh in the 200-m sprint. Traynor was sixth in the long jump and 100-m sprint.
The provincial championships take place June 2-4 in Nanaimo.