Kalen Jones (second runner in line) gets on his mark for the 100m sprint.

Track team participates in first meet

This is the inaugural year for the Nakusp Secondary School track and field team.


Arrow Lakes News

This is the inaugural year for the Nakusp Secondary School track and field team who have formed under the guidance and support of vice principal Ryoko Kobayshi and local running enthusiast Kelly Waterfield.

There hasn’t been a track and field team at the secondary school for many years, but a pool of talent was discovered in the student body and the formation of a team was suggested.

“Our principal, Natasha Miles, and I both recognized that we have some very strong runners in our school and wanted to provide the opportunity for them to compete,” observed Kobayshi, “I became the coach by default as I used to coach high school track”.

As this is the first year of competition for students and coaches, the team chose to focus on competing in running and jumping events and signed up to participate in the Mount Baker Secondary School track meet in Cranbrook.

Kobayshi confessed that the Nakusp team of four athletes, “felt a bit intimidated by bus loads of competitors attending the Kootenays zone championship,” but thanks to Crescent Bay Construction, the team received logoed t-shirts to wear, “helping to keep the team spirit high.”

“We had great results,” Kobayshi said, “I am so very proud of our team!”





Kiley Waterfield

1st  400m; 1st  800m; 2nd 1500m

Garrett Waterfield

1st Triplejump; 3rd 400m

Xander Leeson-Booth:

1st 400m; 3rd 200m

Kalen Jones:

2nd 100m


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