Nelson’s Matti Erickson (centre) takes the lead en route to winning gold at the high school track and field provincials. Photo: Langley Times

Nelson’s Matti Erickson wins gold at high school track and field provincials

Erickson set a new provincial mark in the 1,500-metre race

L.V. Rogers athlete Matti Erickson defended his gold medal and set a record in the process at the high school track and field championships last weekend in Langley.

Erickson won gold in the boys’ 1,500-metre race with a new mark of four minutes 1.36 seconds. That time smashes his own gold-medal winning run last year by 11 seconds, which at the time was also a record.

He also took silver in the 800 race in 1:56.89.

Avi Waterfall and Jasper Ander also competed for LVR, with each setting personal bests in their races.

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Erickson wins Kootenay’s first high school provincial track gold

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Matti Erickson won gold in the boy’s 1,500-metre race and silver in the 800. Photo submitted

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