Victoria Athlete Vaults to Victory

Victoria Athlete Vaults to Victory

Pole Vaulting at BC Summer Games

Author: BC Summer Games/Sunday, July 20, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Summer Games, Athletics

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by Nicholas Pescod, BC Games News Service

Vancouver-Island Central Coast (Zone 6) vaulted to the top of the podium in the girls pole vaulting competition at the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo. 

Victoria's Christina Martinusen, 15, won golf after successfully completing a jump of 2.6 metres. Martinusen was hoping to jump 2.80 but was unable to do so. 

“It's cool,” Martinusen said. “I didn't quite get the height I was hoping for but it was still really fun. I got to meet a couple of girls that I hadn't competed with yet and that was a lot of fun.”

The Capital Region representative had spent the past two years training for Saturday's event. 

“I started training more seriously this winter,” Martinusen said. “Over the past couple of weeks I had been going to pole vaulting three to four times a week.”

Kendal Rogers of Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) won the silver medal after jumping 2.4 metres, while Hope Stewart of Nanaimo took home the bronze medal with a jump of 2.3 metres.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Christina Martinusen smiles after capturing the gold medal in Girls Pole Vaulting at the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

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