Impressive results for valley athletes in indoor track

Ladysmith's Haleigh Lloyd made the Cowichan Sportsplex track her regular training site, even during the off-season after starting at Alaska Anchorage.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

Athletes from the valley attending the University of Alaska Anchorage are taking the U.S. track and field circuit by storm.

Jamie Ashcroft, a 2012 Frances Kelsey grad, led a group of four valley finishers for UAA in the 200-metre sprint during the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor championships in Nampa, Idaho recently. She was the winner in 24.69 seconds in the final, shaving time from a 24.98 in the preliminaries, while Haleigh Lloyd of Ladysmith posted a 26.10 time for 11th, Mary-Kate Cross came 18th in 26.90 and Renee Kennedy was 20th in 27.15.

Both Cross and Kennedy are also Kelsey grads.

Ashcroft did the same in the 60-metre sprint, winning in 7.69 for the final. Her 7.67 time in the preliminaries tied the meet record from 2010 by Latasha Essien.

In the 60-metre hurdles, Lloyd came fourth in nine seconds flat.

The 400-metre sprint resulted in another fourth-place effort for Lloyd in 58.35. Cross was 15th in 1:00.98.

Kennedy also competed in the long jump and finished eighth.

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