2022 BC Masters Outdoor

H. Morioka

Alec Dan welcomed athletes and spectators, and introduced the Tsatsu Stalqyu (translation Coastal Wolfpack) dancers, who performed a dance that represented their people gathering food for their families.  

We recognized the Coast Salish people – of Musqueam and Semiahmoo nations, upon whose unceded territories the South Surrey Athletic Field is located.

There were many excellent results at the meet, including 20 BC records, 4 Canadian records and a new world record. Christa Bortignon broke the W85 100m world record with an excellent time of 18.14 seconds. This was the fourth time this year that Christa ran faster than the listed 100m world record. Others to break Canadian records included Joe Giegerich who broke the M90 100m Canadian record (22.86) he had set only two weeks earlier in Regina. Graham Morfitt broke the Canadian M55 Javelin record with a throw of 50.27m. Graham now holds the Canadian javelin record in four age groups, M35, M45, M50 and now M55. Celina Wong broke the Canadian W60 Hammer throw record with her throw of 34.03m.

Joe Giegerich broke his pending BC M90 200m record which he set in Regina. Joe also tied his BC M90 record in the long jump. In addition to her hammer record, Celina Wong broke another BC record in the W60 superweight. Gabriella Moro who turned 75 earlier in the year, broke two BC records in the shot put and discus. Others to break BC records on the track were: Carol Montgomery, W55 3000m (11:19.04), Juliette Christi, W60 3000m (11:52.19), and Reidar Zapf-Gilje, M70 80m hurdles.

Athletes breaking BC throwing records were: Marg Radcliffe W80 javeln, Kathy Brand W80 hammer, Nicole Carlos W45 superweight, Christine Dalgleish W55 superweight and Karin Adande W35 weight.

The relay team of Cindy O'Brien Hugh, Elaine Whidden, Patty Szybunka and Patti Rogers broke the BC W60 4x100m record with an excellent time of 59.60. Two 4x400m relay teams set new BC standards. The team of Karin Adande, Sheila Gelinas, Halimah Beaulieu and Marina Khonina in the W35 age group (5:00.13), and the team of Tom Ukonmaanaho, Terry Riggins, Fred Pawluk and Mark Stewart in the M75 age group (5:22.77). The M45 4x400m relay team of Alex Galo, Win Myint, Marvin Johnson and Sam Walker lowered the BC record to 3:56.54.

The Greyhounds Masters Club thank Maureen de St Croix of Ocean Athletics who rented equipment to the Greyhounds.  Thank you to Dr. MacPherson and his son Steve for serving as our First-Aid attendants.  Perhaps, most of all, we thank our hard-working officials and volunteers for their dedication and long hours of work.  Without all of you, this meet could not have been a success.