Sarah Kedves won the senior girls high jump with a total of 1.55 metres at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Sarah Kedves won the senior girls high jump with a total of 1.55 metres at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Photo gallery: Saanich athletes at Island track and field championships

Saanich’s Sarah Kedves named most inspirational award at track and field Islands

Saanich athlete Sarah Kedves won two golds and a silver and was named the most inspirational athlete at this year’s Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on Wednesday and Thursday.

Kedves, a home schooled Grade 12 student competing on behalf of the South Island Distance Education School (and an aspiring figure skater who trains at the Canadian Sports School at PISE), was named the most inspirational senior girl.

Kedves won the senior pole vault (2.45 metres) and high jump (1.55m) and was second in the triple jump (9.9m) behind Rebecca Dutchak’s 11.14m.

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Lambrick Park senior Ben Mulchinock hurls himself into third place in the triple jump with a total of 11. 64 metres at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Lambrick Park senior Ben Mulchinock hurls himself into third place in the triple jump with a total of 11. 64 metres at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Sarah Kedves scoring a second-place finish of 9.9 metres on senior girls triple jump at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Sarah Kedves scoring a second-place finish of 9.9 metres on senior girls triple jump at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Lambrick Park senior Mitch Clark throws the javelin at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Clark’s best throw, 27.74 metres, missed the top-10. Rob Wille photo

Lambrick Park senior Mitch Clark throws the javelin at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Clark’s best throw, 27.74 metres, missed the top-10. Rob Wille photo

Sarah Kedves scoring a second-place finish of 9.9 metres on senior girls triple jump at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo

Sarah Kedves scoring a second-place finish of 9.9 metres on senior girls triple jump at the Vancouver Island Track and Field Championships in Port Alberni on May 16 and 17. Rob Wille photo