Four UAC athletes ventured to Kelowna for the JD Championships this past weekend. The temperatures were very hot, but our athletes competed well, and were great representatives of our club.
Top Eight results were:
Keerat Dhillon Gold (Discus)
Gurleen Mander Gold (Discus, Shot Put)
Jasleen Nagra Silver (100m), Bronze (200m), 7th (200mH)
Mangot Nagra 8th (60mH)
Well done UAC, and thanks to Coach Sabrina for supporting our athletes.
Special appreciation to our parents who helped at the meet.
Top 8 finishers were:
Mitchell Gibbs 100m, 3rd 200m, 2nd LH, 2nd
Taylor Sillars 300MH, 4th TJ, 2nd 4x400, 4th
Estella Mainella 100m, 3rd 200m, 3rd 4x100, 1st
Charity Obazughanmwen 200m, 4th 4x100, 1st
Nathan Chan 300m, 6th 4x400, 1stt
Praise Aniamaka 100mh, 2nd 300mh, 1st TJ, 1st 4x400, 1st
Charanjit Nijjar SP, 2nd DT, 2nd
Krysthina Vlahovic 300mh, 2nd 80mh, 7th
Kyu Yoon 4x400 1st
Robin Gill 300m, 7th
The 2018 BC High School Championship is history, and UAC has had our best results ever. We are SO proud of all our competitors.
Special recognition to coaches Jessie, Iuliana, and Luca for preparing our athletes, Kevin, Emily, Natasha, Sabrina and Sue for working as officials at the meet, and Julie for her management skills.
Be sure to read these articles and pictures by Howard Tsumura on the "Varsity Letters" blog about two of our athletes. Please Click Here for one, Click Here for the other.
Here are the Top 8 finishes from our wonderful athletes!
Grade 8 Girls:
Angelica Billows 4x100 8th
Jasman Bhullar 200MH 8th
Krysthina Vlahovic 80MH 1st
Imani Washington 100m 3rd
Karman Kang 80MH 5th
Estelle Mainella 100m 2nd
Praise Aniamaka 100MH 3rd
Triple Jump 1st
Nathan Chan 4X400 2nd
Mitchell Gibbs Long Jump 2nd
Charn Nijjar Discus 2nd
Shot Put 2nd
Taylor Sillars 4x400 2nd
Kenny Blackman 100m 1st
Simran Bangar Discus 8th
Aaryanna Kurucz 400m 2nd
Jasneet Nijjar 100m 1st
Amanda Moore 400m 4th
Katarina Vlahovic 100MH 1st
Six Universal Athletics Athletes were selected for invitation to compete at the prestigious Oregon relays event in Eugene Oregon, April 14 and 15.
Amanda Moore, Kenny Blackman, Aaryanna Kurucz, Manreet Sangha, Jasneet Nijjar and Katarina Vlahovic traveled to "Track City" with their familes, and had a valuable developmental experience at this large meet with a high level of competition.
Coach Jessie accompanied the UAC group.
Top 8 finishes from UAC were:
Katarina Vlahovic 1st 100m 12.19 1st 100MH 14.19
Jasneet Nijjar 2nd 100m 12.22 1st 200m 25.14
Aaryanna Kurucz 4th 400m 58.35 8th 4x400 1.47.61
Kenny Blackman 6th 100m 11.05 6th 200m 22.89
Along with Coach Jessie, a group of UAC athletes traveled to Seattle to compete at the 2018 Husky Indoor Open at the University of Washington. Many Indoor PB's were achieved during this very high level competition.
Top Ten Results include:
Amar Sandhu 60m 7th, 200m 4th
Katerina Vlahovic 60 metre hurdles 3rd, 60 metres 9th
Jasneet Nijjar 60 metres 7th, 200 metres 2nd
4X400 relay 5th (Jasmine Gill, Natasha Friedmann, Jasneet Nijjar, Aaryanna Kurucz)
The Harry Jerome Indoor Games, February 3, 2018, was a tremendous success for Universal Athletics. All of our athletes competed well, and most achieved Personal Bests at this very early season event.
Midget Boys 4X200 relay team (Sillars, Aniamaka, Chan, Gibbs) set a meet record with their gold level performance.
Jasneet Nijjar achieved a meet record in the 60 metres for youth women, and
Iyimi Fagbamiye set the 12 year old boys 60 metre record, both winning gold medals.
Outstanding Youth Womens athlete of the meet: Jasneet Nijjar
Outstanding Open Womens athlete of the meet: Katarina Vlahovic
UAC results: Women
Women's Midget 14-15, 60 metre hurdles
1st VLAHOVIC, Krysthina 9.51
2nd KANG, Karman 9.74
3rd MAINELLA, Estella 9.88
Women's Open, 60 metre hurdles
1st VLAHOVIC, Katarina 8.89
Womens's Youth 16-17, 60m hurdles
1 NIJJAR, Jasneet 8.97 10
2 SANGHA, Manreet 9.71 8
Women's Open, 60 metres
1st VLAHOVIC, Katarina 7.75
5th FRIEDMANN, Natasha 8.23
8th MOORE, Amanda 8.28
Women's Youth, 16-17 60 metres
1st NIJJAR, Jasneet 7.84
Women's Midget 14-15, 60 metres
1st MAINELLA, Estella 8.08
4th VLAHOVIC, Krysthina 8.46
Women's 12 Year Old, 60 metres
2nd NAGRA, Jasleen 8.91
Women's Midget 14-15, 300 metres
8th BHULLAR, Jasman 48.48
Special recognition to Universal Official Emily Kydd for her operation of the new entry and results technology for the meet.
Congratulations to all our athletes, coaches, officials, and families
Full results are on the Harry Jerome website, Click Here. Club results below.
Check out this article from the Jerome site, including some UAC photos. Click Here.
UAC results: Men
Men's Midget 14-15, 60m Hurdles
3rd ANIAMAKA, Praise 9.08
5th SILLARS, Taylor 9.81
Men's Open, 60 metres
2nd SANDHU, Amarveer 6.96
3rd BLACKMAN, Kenny 7.04
Men's Youth 16-17, 60 metres
2nd IYUMVA, Cedric 7.30
Men's Midget 14-15, 60 metres
1st GIBBS, Mitchell 7.49
Men's 12 Year Old, 60 metres
1st FAGBAMIYE, Iyimi 8.40
Men's Midget 14-15, 300 metres
2nd ANIAMAKA, Praise 39.84
Men's Open 600, metres
4th DAVIS, Shemar 1:32.09
Men's Midget 14-15, 600 metres
3rd. GILL, Robin 1:37.05
Men's Midget 14-15, 4 x 200m Relay
1st UNIVERSAL ATHLETICS CLUB 1:44.46
Men's Midget 14-15, High Jump
1st SILLARS, Taylor 1.55m