Matthew Erickson, a Grade 4 student at Nelson’s Hume Elementary School, captured four gold and three silver medals at the 2013 BC Elementary Track and Field Championships held this past weekend in Richmond.
Erickson finished first in the 10-year-old boys 60m dash, 600m run, 1,000m run and long jump. He set meet records in all three running events.
Erickson placed second in the 60m hurdles, high jump and discus throw. He came in tenth in the shot put.
Hume school, with Erickson as its sole entrant, finished first in the 10-year-old boys division. In the team awards Hume won the aggregate for teams with the most points for a non Lower Mainland team.
The meet was well attended, with over 700 competitors (Grades 3 to 7) representing 55 teams from across BC, including public and private schools and track and field clubs. There were 150 competitors in the 10-year old boys category in which Erickson competed.
Erickson is new to the sport, having first been introduced to track and field this spring in Trail.