Matti Erickson, a Grade 5 student at Nelson’s Hume Elementary School, recently captured five gold medals at the 2014 BC Elementary School Track and Field Championships held in Richmond.
Erickson finished first in the 60m hurdles, 100m dash, 200m dash and the 600m and 1,000m runs.
The 200m, 600m and 1,000m times were meet records. Erickson’s time in the 1000m set a new BC record for his age.
For the second consecutive year, Hume Elementary School won the team aggregate award for most points for a non-lower mainland team.
Erickson is part of the newly formed Kootenay Chaos Track Club in Nelson.
The club is coached by Alex Ulaszonek, a certified level five national track coach who recently relocated to Nelson.
Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park. New members are welcome.