Boardwalk RC was proud to send 3 competitors to the Provincial Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Burlington. MTA Sr. Cameron Woo, Atom Olivia Forrest and Tyke Charlie Mills.
All 3 competitors ran the 800m; Olivia also ran the 200m, Cameron and Charlie also competed in the 1500m.
The story of the day had to be the Indoor 1500m Provincial Champion adding the Outdoor Provincial Championship to his resume. Charlie Mills went thru the first 300m in 5th place, and then never looked back. He cruised to the title with authority and gaped the runner-up by 4 seconds. His finish time was 5:50.87It is a first for the new Boardwalk RC youth program, but the future looks bright for even more success. In the 800m Mills was able to run a solid 2:57.60 for 8th place.
Cameron Woo returned to the Championships this year after being the first ever Boardwalk RC competitor last year. In the morning's 1500m race, Cameron ran close to his personal best time in finishing 17th. He ran 5:14.09. Later in the afternoon he found a little more in the tank and was able to run another great time for the 800m, something that's hard to do. He ran 800m in 2:35.42.
Olivia Forrest has been working tirelessly to expand her running potential. She has always fancied herself a sprinter and rarely ventures far from the 200m, but she decided to take the plunge and give the 800m a try. However, her first race of the day was the 200m. In a crowded field of runners, Olivia managed a 27th place finish in 34.64. In the 800m Olivia found herself running with a group of girls, and thru the first lap she even led her pack. She began to tire in the last 100m, but it was a great first attempt at the distance. She finished 24th place in 3:10.94.
Boardwalk RC looks forward to continued success and an even bigger contingent of runners next year.