RSS cleans up at the North Okanagan Zone Track & Field Finals

Ainslee Arthurs (center) came in first in the Grade 8 Girls 400 metres, the 200 metres and the 80 metre hurdles. Here she clears the hurdles with Jessa Burke and Melanie Davies in pursuit. David F. Rooney photo and

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By David F. Rooney

RSS athletes cleaned up at the North Okanagan Zone Track and Field finals at Centennial Park on Wednesday.

There were stellar performances by the speedy Ainslee Arthurs who took first place in three of the hurdles events, shot put and hammer throw by Peter Behnke and John Yakielashels in the Junior Boys 3,000 metre event.

They were not, of course, the only fast or powerful local athletes on the field. There were many notable performances by local athletes.

You can see how RSS fared by clicking on the image on the left.

If you’d like to see some of our young men and women in action keep scrolling down to see a few photos that were taken Wednesday morning.

The zone finals pitted RSS against teams from across the region.

Spectators watch the broad jump action from one of the low rises overlooking the track at Centennial Park. David F. Rooney photo
Peter Behnke puts his whole body into it as he hurls the shot put Wednesday. He came in first place in the Junior Boys Hammer and second in the shot put. David F. Rooney photo
Eric Schwenck comes in for a landing in the board jump Wdnesday. He came in 5th place in that event and 3rd in the Junior Boy's triple jump. David F. Rooney photo
John Yakielashels (in red in the center) came in first place in the Junior Boys' 3,000 metre event during the North Okanagan Track & Field finals on Wednesday. David F. Rooney photo