Article by Garrett Collier
Commonwealth Bronze medalist Django Lovett and 2018 IAAF World Champion Camryn Rogers were among a small group of Kajaks Track & Field Club athletes competing in the Los Angeles area this past weekend.
Competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays (Torrance, CA) national team high jumper Django Lovett jumped his way to the top of the podium with a world class performance of 2.30 meters. Equaling his personal best from last year’s Commonwealth Games, Lovett’s mark qualifies him for both the upcoming 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru) and the 2019 IAAF World Championships team competing in Doha, Qatar later this year.
In the ring, and across town, Kajaks thrower Camryn Rogers continued her assault on the record books. Competing at the Beach Invitational (Long Beach, CA), Rogers finished the day with a silver medal performance of 68.48 meters in the women’s invitational hammer, breaking her own school record and surpassing the Canadian U23 record by over 1 meter.
Also competing in the City of Angels, throwers Sebastian Yep and Rowan Hamilton competed at the Beach Invitational and CSULA Twilight Open finishing with bests of 53.94m and 59.62m respectively. Competing for the University of British Columbia, Hamilton and Yep have qualified for this year’s NAIA in Gulf Shores, Alabama set to take place in May.