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Buckingham silver leads Gators

Robyn Buckingham captured the silver medal in the senior girls heptathlon at the B.C. high school provincial combined events championships. The two-day event ran Friday and Saturday at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium. The Walnut Grove student scored 4,469 points while gold medal winner Nina Schultz of New Wesminster scored 5,046 points. Another Gator, Emma Smithson, placed ninth with 3,147 points. Buckingham, a Grade 11 student, has won silver in the heptathlon the past three years at the B.C. championships. In her Grade 9 year, she scored 4,200 points and last year she had 4,506 points. Two other Gator athletes just missed the podium in their respective events. Kyle Davies was fourth in the junior boys pentathlon with 1,928 points while Jordan Jacobs was fourth in the Grade 8 girls pentathlon with 2,416 points.And the Gators’ Tavia Rowell was seventh with 2,096 points in that same division.

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