UBC athletes set two meet records at Harry Jerome Games


Vancouver, BC – The UBC Thunderbirds track and field team was in Richmond on Saturday for their only local indoor meet this season. A pair of T-Birds, including Devan Wiebe and Lukas Jarron, set meet records at the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Games, which took place at the Richmond Olympic Oval
Making his season debut, Jarron bested the 18-athlete field in the men’s 600m running 1:22.92 bettering the previous meet record of 1:23.60 set in 2013 (M. Prajea, TWU). Fellow T-Bird Thomas Kellner finished third in a time of 1:24.46.
The women’s 600m record also went down Saturday after Wiebe shaved three seconds off the previous record, running 1:33.27 to win the seven-athlete field. The previous record was 1:36.40 set last year by Trinity Western athlete Fiona Benson.
In the women’s 1500m UBC’s Sandra Kilmartin dropped a 4:49.97 winning by two-tenths of a second over Emma Chadsey. The aforementioned trio of UBC athletes were the only three to win their respective events on Saturday afternoon.
In other podium performances, Nick Russell placed second in the men’s shot put (11.93m), Michael Przystupa was second in the men’s 60m hurdles (8.53) and Manisha Kandola was third in the women’s high jump (1.53m). In addition to the 600m meet record Wiebe also doubled up in the 300m placing third (41.63).
In addition, UBC had a pair of relay teams race to top-three performances in the women’s 4x200m, where the team placed third (1:48.74), as well as the women’s 4x800m relay where the ‘Birds placed second (9:49.59).
The indoor season concludes next weekend at the Husky Classic hosted by the University of Washington.