Cheetahs win 10 provincial titles at BC Track and Field Championships

The Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club ran, jumped and threw their way to 10 provincial titles at the BC Track and Field Championships which took place in Kamloops from July 8-10. The Cheetahs were led by Nathan George, the Canadian Champion in the 400m run, who stepped down in distance to win the BC title in the 200m.

Twins Makenna and Delaney Self raced to two wins each in the U16 age category and were named to the BC team which will be competing in the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 6-8. Makenna completed the sprint double by winning both the 100m and 200m and Delaney swept the hurdle events by winning the 80m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. Delaney also added a silver medal in the high jump.

Also securing spots on the BC team were Calib Gruninger who won the U18 100m and was second in the 200m and Marty Bajarunas who was victorious in the U18 javelin and was third in the high jump. Other Cheetahs provincial champions included Liepa Bajarunas who followed her brother's victory in the javelin with a win in the women's U20 event, and Devon Meadows who led start to finish to win the U20 800m. The final Cheetah provincial champion was Joshua Adehmar in the 400m hurdles. Josh was the bronze medalist at the recent Canadian Championships held in Langley, BC.

Cheetahs athletes had an outstanding weekend and secured 21 medals and 41 top ten results in total. Here is a complete list of results:

Gold Medal

Nathan George Open 200m

Calib Gruninger U18 100m

Makenna Self U16 100m

Makenna Self U16 200m

Delaney Self U16 80m hurdles

Delaney Self U16 300m hurdles

Marty Bajarunas U18 Javelin

Liepa Bajarunas U20 Javelin

Josh Adehmar Open 400m hurdles

Devon Meadows U20 800m

Silver Medal

Payton Young U18 Shotput

Kalima Ngobi U18 400m

Kalima Ngobi U18 Long Jump

Calib Gruninger U18 200m

Delaney Self U16 High Jump

Anthony Amenta U20 100ms

Anthony Amenta U20 200m

Ella Madson U18 2000m steeplechase

Bronze Medal

Svetlana Khrisanova U16 High Jump

Kai Hussein U20 Shotput

Marty Bajarunas U18 High Jump


4th Serena Kennedy-Hailu U18 100m

4th Kalima Ngobi U18 400m Hurdles

4th Svetlana Khrisanova U16 Javelin

5th Payton Young U18 Discus

5th Ella Madsen U18 1500m

5th Svetlana Khrisanova U16 80m Hurdles

5th Josh Adehmar Open 200m

5th Robin Rohu U18 400m Hurdles

5th Serena Kennedy-Hailu U18 200m

7th Tinashe Viriri 100m

7th Svetlana Khrisanova U16 Long Jump

8th Jayden Wong U18 400m

8th Tinashe Viriri 200m

9th Robin Rohu U18 Long Jump

9th Timothy Siau U20 800m

9th Ava Nouraei U16 200m

9th Michela Beuthin U18 100m

9th Matthew Custodio U18 100m

10th Michela Beuthin U18 200m

10th Ava Nouraei U16 100m

12th Kate Parhar U16 100m

16th Kate Parhar U16 200m

20th Camdyn McLaughlin U16 100m

Pre-Ordered Cheetah Gear Available for Pick-Up

If you ordered Cheetah Gear from the Kukri Cheetah Store this past May, it has arrived!! It will be available for pick-up at practice this week. It would be preferable if you could pick it up today from the shed during practice. It will also be available for pick up at the gate during the modified practice on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm. If you are unable to make these days, please contact Tara -

Modified Practice Schedule July 13-14

The final two Cheetah Junior Development practices of the season will be on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 from 6-7:30pm. Due to a special event set up on these days, the stadium will be closed to the public but open for Cheetahs' practice. Entrance will be from the red gate beside the concession stand only. Field events will be high jump, long jump (Thursday only), shot put.

Good luck to all of the Cheetahs competing at the Provincial Championships in Surrey this weekend!

Nathan George and Ben Ayesu-Attah win National Titles

The Canadian Track and Field Championships were recently held in Langley, BC and gathered over 1600 athletes from across Canada. Nathan George won the Cheetahs first gold medal of the meet by leading start to finish and collecting his second Canadian title in the 400m. George won his first Canadian title back in 2016 in a personal best time of 45.97 in Edmonton. Six years later in Langley, George lowered his personal best by half a second to win in a time of 45.54 which moves him to number 4 on the Canadian all-time list!

Not to be outdone, Ben Ayesu-Attah running in his first national championships in the 400m hurdles charged out of the blocks and never looked back to win in a massive personal best time of 51.04. Ayesu-Attah was the National Champion in the 400m in 2017. Also running a personal best in the 400m hurdles was Joshua Adhemar who secured the bronze medal.

The Cheetahs sent a contingent of 12 athletes to the Nationals in the U20 category and the Open category. Results are listed below; just to note, many of the Cheetah athletes raced as members of the BC Team.

Gold Medal

Nathan George 400m

Benjamin Ayesu-Attah 400m hurdles

Bronze Medal

Joshua Adhemar 400m hurdles


4th Ella Madsen U20 3000m steeplechase

5th Marty Bajarunas U20 Javelin

8th Kalima Ngobi U20 400m

10th Joe Curtis U20 800m

10th Calib Gruninger U20 100m

10th Calib Gruninger U20 200m

13th Jaeland Cummings U20 100m

14th Anthony Amenta U20 200m

16th Anthony Amenta U20 100m

16th Devon Meadows U20 800m

24th Serena Kennedy-Hailu U20 100m

28th Serena Kennedy-Hailu U20 200m