The Joyce siblings of Kelowna wound up their indoor track-and-field schedule in Kamloops last weekend, and got a running start on the 2013 outdoor season with record-setting performances.
Keefer Joyce set a Van Ryswyk Invitational indoor meet record in the junior men's 60-metre event with a gold-medal time of seven seconds flat. Keefer also set a meet standard in the 200-metre junior men's race in a winning time of 22.91.
A clocking of 60.73 in the 400 metres earned Elisa Joyce the gold medal and a junior women's meet record at the Tournament Capital Centre. She added yet another meet standard in the 200 metres with a time of 26.27 seconds.
Adele Joyce ran to a personal-best time of 7.99 seconds to place second in the 60-metre event. Elisa was third in 8.02.
Earlier this month, Keefer ran to second place in the men's open 60 metres event at the Harry Jerome indoor meet in Vancouver with a time of 7.02.
Adele and Elisa Joyce tied for second in the women's open 60-metre race with a time of 8.05.
Medals galore for OAC
Fourteen members of the Okanagan Athletic Club claimed 22 medals at the Van Ryswyk meet in Kamloops.
Keely Watts-Watling led the medal count with five, including gold in a meet-setting time of 9.17 in the 16-17-year-old 60-metre hurdles.
The Kelowna Secondary School student also took first place in the long jump with a leap of 5.25 metres and was a member of the OAC's 4x100-metre relay. She took bronze in the high jump and the 200 metres.
Teammate Rylee Paulson, 13, brought home four medals, including gold as part of a 4x100 relay team. She took silver in the 300 metres and bronze in the long jump and 200 metres.
A pair of gold medals were won by 15-year-old Reece Walsh - in the 60 metres (7.74 seconds) and 300 metres (40.49). He added a silver in the 200 metres.
Double gold also went to teammate Shereen Abbas. She ran to first place in the 60 metres and was a member of the 4x100-metre relay.
Saskia Kowallik, another member of the gold-medal 4x100 relay team, added a bronze in both the long jump and 400 metres.
Shaving 15 seconds off her previous-best time, Taryn O'Neill ran to a silver medal in the 800 metres and bronze in the 200 metres.
UBC Okanagan cross-country coach and OAC athlete Nikki Reiter ran to first place in the 3,000 metres with a clocking of 10:51.69. Her husband, Nathan Reiter, matched that gold-medal performance in the 3,000-metre men's event with a time of 9:08.76.
Alex Taylor claimed a pair of bronze medals, taking third in the 60-metre hurdles and the 200-metre sprint. OAC's John Gay won silver in his 3,000-metre event, while Rostam Turner placed second in the pole vault.