BC Athletics

BC Athletics Jumps Report — 2004 Highlights

Two outstanding performances took place on the international scene in 2004.

Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay was the gold medal winner at the World Junior Championships held in Grosseto, Italy where he high jumped a personal best 2.21 meters. Michael was also the B.C. and Canadian Junior Champion as well as setting a provincial record of 2.20 meters at the B.C. High School Championships. Michael received the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy as the outstanding athlete in jumping for 2004 from Athletics Canada.

Stephanie McCann finished second at the National Championships in Victoria and qualified for the Olympic Team. In Greece, Stephanie equalled her season's best of 4.40 meters in the women's vault, the same height as the 6th place vaulter, and placed a fantastic tenth.

Nationally, at the Juvenile level, three B.C. athletes medalled at the Legion Championships in Sudbury. Leo Murray and Emily Sheppard brought home the gold in the 17-year-old high jump events. Katie Gallagher was a double medal winner jumping to a silver in the long jump and bronze in the triple jump.

Sabrina Nettey was the recipient of Athletics Canada's Myrtle Cook Trophy given to the outstanding track and field athlete 16 years and under. Sabrina set age class records in several sprinting and jumping events in 2004.