Good luck Kinsey from all of us!

Coaches and athletes of Royal City Track and Field Club want to bid a fond farewell to club athlete Kinsey Weir! Kinsey is off to Saskatchewan for her final year of high school, then onto university, with plans to continue her training in pole vault in Saskatchewan.

Kinsey joined RCTFC in 2008 and began competing in sprints, hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, cross country running and eventually trained in pole vault which has become a passion and a main focus for her.

Kinsey has represented herself and her club remarkably well in this venue over the years with performance achievements at BC High School Championships, BC Summer Games, National Youth Championships and a multitude of various other track club sponsored meets.

On behalf of the entire Royal City Track and Field Club, we wish Kinsey well in her studies and her future athletic endeavors! We are certain we will hear from and about her from time to time on the track and field circuit.

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Royal City Track Athletes Compete at Nationals

 

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Congratulations to the 10 Royal City Track and Field Club athletes who competed at the Legion Canadian Youth Championships August 15-17 in Langley. The athletes were: Emmanuel Dadson, Devin Strome, Lauren Vanee, Brianna Bates, Emily Chilton, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Prachi Brahmbhatt, Kinsey Weir, Taylor Morrison and Jenevieve Patry-Smith.

Highlights included Taylor Morrison’s Silver medal in the 1500m race walk event, Devin Strome’s 8th place finish in high jump and Kinsey Weir’s 6th place finish in pole vault. Brianna Bates also deserves recognition for making it into finals with her performance in javelin.

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Cross Country with Royal City Track & Field begins September

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All Royal City Track and Field Club athletes are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Cross Country Program available through the club at no extra cost.

New members are welcome to join in September for the Cross Country Program with Royal City Track and Field Club with the option of only participating in the fall Cross Country Program at a reduced membership fee or they can choose to have their Cross Country fees contribute to a full Royal City Track and Field Club membership for the following spring track season.

Please visit the following links for more information about registration and the practice schedule for the cross country season.

http://royalcitytrack.ca/training-and-competition-schedules/practice-schedule/

http://royalcitytrack.ca/registration/

Spirit of Competition and Sportsmanship Alive and Well at Royal City Track and Field Club

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Royal City Track and Field Club athletes represented the club very well at the BC JD Championship Meet at Bear Creek Park, Surrey July 26-27. Royal City athletes won 23 medals over the two days and more than 30 top 8 performances were demonstrated over the weekend. Head Coach Sean Dixon also commented that the spirit of competition and sportsmanship was alive and well amongst the athletes. It was a powerhouse weekend for the club!

In the 13 year old category highlights included Amanda Scott’s silver medal in the 300m and bronze for her performance in the 800m, as well as, Joelle Pinvidic’s top 10 performance in the 200m dash. Jenevieve Patry-Smith took home 3 medals, including bronze for pole vault and shot put and a silver for javelin. JV also accomplished 4th place for both discus and hammer throw! Max Jones took home a gold medal for pole vault and a bronze for 80m hurdles, and he placed top 8 in both 200m hurdles and 200m dash, as well as high jump. Jeremy Belcher took bronze for triple jump, placed 4th for 200m hurdles and placed top 8 for 80m hurdles and long jump. Ryan Jensen won 4th place for his performance in 80m hurdles. A shout out also goes to Shae Janke who came out to support his club while recovering from injury!

In the 12 year old age-group, highlights included Lauryn Savela’s huge pb in javelin, throwing 25.08m which earned her a strong 4th place and her 5th place finish in discus! Elizabeth Bowles’ won a pair of bronze medals for the 800m and the 1200m. Michelle Dadson won a bronze medal for the 800m RW and placed 6th for shot put and 7th for long jump and Emma Dolman won 10th for her performance in the 300m.

In the 10 and 11 year old girls’ category, highlights were rampant. Katie Stewart-Barnett performed a personal best in every event she entered. Her gold medal win in the 1000m which was an exciting fight to the finish with the second place runner earned her a BC Athletics JD Standard. Katie also took silver for her pb performance in high jump and placed 4th in the 600m. Milena Kalisch won a trio of bronze medals in 600m, 800m RW and 1000m! Stewart-Barnett and Kalisch finished the season ranked 1st and 2nd in BC for their agegroup in the 1000m and 3rd and 4th in the 600m with pb’s less than 1/10th of a second apart in both events. Riley Storms accomplished many personal best performances and competed in a whopping 6 events, highlights being her 9th place finish in javelin and 13th for both shot put and the 200m dash! Annette Scott finished 13th in the 100m and took home a silver medal for her run in the medley relay! Emily Bowles took home a silver medal for her performance in the 1000m and immediately (literally 3 minutes later) went on to accomplish a huge pb in long jump (her first over 3m); she also finished 4th in the 600m.

Best team spirited performance was by Grace Hodges (otherwise known within the club as G3) who stepped up to run in the 11 year old girls’ 4 x 100m relay when the team was down a girl (Katie S-Barnett was busy jumping her way to a new pb and silver medal in high jump). Because of this, the team, which also included Kate Bowles, Riley Storms and Milena Kalisch, went on to race to a provincial bronze medal! Hodges also competed in 5 other events over the weekend; her 10th place finish in javelin was a highlight amongst many person best performances. The medley relay in the 11 year old girls’ category, comprised of Storms, Scott, Kalisch and Stewart-Barnett, also won silver for their performance!

Dominating on the track in the 9 year old boys’ category, Angus Steele took home 4 medals, winning gold in the 600m and 1000m (leading start to finish in both races), silver in the 60m and bronze in the 100m dash.

Congratulations to all the Royal City athletes who performed at the JD Champs for their strong showing of competition and sportsmanship.

Royal City Athletes Represent at BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games Zone 4 Team, including RCTFC Hurdles Coach/Games Chaperone Francis Hanson-Monnie and RCTFC Athletes Devin Strome, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Jessica Klein, Lauren Vanee and Tomas Ward.

BC Summer Games Zone 4 Team, including RCTFC Hurdles Coach/Games Chaperone Francis Hanson-Monnie and RCTFC Athletes Devin Strome, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Jessica Klein, Lauren Vanee and Tomas Ward.

Congratulations to the five Royal City Track and Field Club athletes in the 14/15 year old age category who were selected following the Summer Games trials to compete at the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo July 17-20.

Devin Strome wins Bronze medal for Pentathlon at BC Summer Games.

Devin Strome wins Bronze medal for Pentathlon at BC Summer Games.

Representing zone 4 (Fraser River-Delta zone) at the Summer Games were: Devin Strome (won a Bronze medal in Pentathlon), Grace Fetherstonhaugh (won 4th in 2000m and 4x400m relay team and 6th in 1200m), Jessica Klein (won 9th in High Jump and 11th for Long Jump), Lauren Vanee (won 7th in Javelin and 10th in 200m Hurdles) and Tomas Ward (won 8th in Pentathlon).

Highlights of these performances include Devin Strome’s 1.55m accomplished in high jump for the pentathlon, meeting the BC Athletics Award Standard and Lauren Vanee’s performance in 200m hurdles which qualifies her to compete at Legion Championships..

The athletes were thankful to have Royal City Track and Field Club Hurdles Coach Francis Hanson-Monnie volunteer her time at the BC Summer Games as one of the Coach/Chaperones for their zone.

Zone 4 Summer Games Track Athletes arrived at drop-off site at 3am prior to travelling to Nanaimo to compete at the Summer Games July 17-20. (l-r) Tomas Ward, Devin Strome, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Jessica Klein and Lauren Vanee.

Zone 4 Summer Games Track Athletes arrived at drop-off site at 3am prior to travelling to Nanaimo to compete at the Summer Games July 17-20. RCTFC Athletes for the zone: (l-r)Tomas Ward, Devin Strome, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Jessica Klein and Lauren Vanee.

Bates and Dadson of Royal City Track and Field Club Score Silver at Jamboree

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Five Royal City Track and Field Club athletes competed through sweltering conditions that reached over 40 degrees July 11-13 at the BC Athletics Championship Jamboree in Kamloops for athletes aged 14 and older.

Emmanuel Dadson, 14, and Brianna Bates, 14, both earned silver medals for their performances in the mens’ 14/15 year old pole vault and the womens’ 14/15 year old javelin events, respectively.

Pole Vaulter Kinsey Weir, 16, placed 5th in the 16/17 year old womens’ pole vault event, Emily Chilton, 15, won 4th place in the 14/15 year old womens’ 800m and Grace Fetherstonhaugh, 14, took 5th place in the 14/15 year old womens’ 1200m.

Royal City Racewalkers win trio of medals at Trevor Craven

Grace Vanee, Taylor Morrison and Katherine Oostenbrink win trio of medals in the 14/15 year old girls 1500m racewalk event.

Katherine Oostenbrink, Taylor Morrison and Grace Vanee win trio of medals in the 14/15 year old girls 1500m racewalk event.

Royal City Track and Field Club athletes competed at the Trevor Craven Memorial Meet July 5-6 in Burnaby against athletes from all over the lower mainland and also against competitors from the Australia Sports Track club and the Australia World track team.

Congratulations to all RCTFC athletes who attained personal bests and tried out new events at the meet.

Athlete highlights include:

  • Fraser Stewart-Barnett’s pair of bronze medals in the 800m and the 1500m for 16/17 year old boys
  • Courtenay Vanee’s silver medal in the 16/17 year old hammer throw
  • Emily Chilton’s gold medal-win in the 800m
  • Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s pair of silver in the 1200m and 2000m
  • Kayla Friesen-Weir’s 9th place in both long jump and triple jump for 14/15 year old girls
  • Prachi Brahmbhatt’s 11th place in 300m for 14/15 year old girls
  • Lauren Vanee’s silver medal in the 14/15 year old girls’ javelin and 6th place in 200m hurdles
  • Deirdre Bos took 5th for discus and 7th for shot put
  • The trio of medals won in the 14/15 girls’ 1500m racewalk event by athletes Grace Vanee (gold), Taylor Morrison (silver) and Katherine Oostenbrink (bronze)
  • Brianna Bates won gold in pole vault and bronze in javelin for 14/15 year old girls
  • Ian Hunter and Emmanuel Dadson took gold and silver respectively for pole vault in 14/15 year old boys with a height of 2.20m; Ian Hunter also placed 4th in javelin; Emmanuel Dadson placed top 10 for his first attempt at triple jump
  • Amanda Scott won silver in the 300m and also in the 800m, Jenevieve Patry-Smith won silver in hammer and bronze in discus and Joelle Pinvidic won 6th place in hammer throw for 13 year old girls
  • Shea Janke took gold for the 1200m and 2000m
  • Jeremy Belcher took gold for 200m hurdles and silver for 80m hurdles
  • Ryan Jensen won gold in 80m hurdles, silver in 200m hurdles and a pair of bronze for triple jump and javelin for 13 year old boys
  • Michelle Dadson won a pair of bronze medals for shot put and discus for 12 year old girls
  • Emma Celle competed in an impressive 6 events at the meet; highlights include winning 5th in discus, 9th in 80m hurdles and 10th in javelin and high jump for 12 year old girls
  • Emma Dolman took 11th for 80m hurdles and 12th place for high jump
  • Lauryn Savela took 5th place for javelin and 9th place for discus for 12 year old girls
  • Kate Stewart-Barnett won gold for 1000m and silver for the 600m, high jump, Shankara Rajkumar won a pair of bronze for 600m and 1000m and Annette Scott took 5th in 60m and 9th in 60m hurdles
  • Sydney Christiansen competed in a trio of events placing 6th in 600m and 11th in 60m hurdles and long jump
  • Charlotte Taylor took 10th in both long jump and 100m for 10 year old girls
  • 10 year old Cameron Dewith won bronze for 1000m
  • Shivan Rajkumar, 9 years old, took 6th place for his 4.87m throw in shot put

Royal City Athletes show to win in Kelowna

A group of 13 Royal City Track and Field Club athletes showed the club proud in Kelowna June 28-29 at the Jack Brow Memorial Meet. A total of 17 medals were won by these athletes who showed top performances against not just lower mainland and other BC athletes but also against athletes from two different track and field clubs from Alberta and against a group of Aussie athletes competing at the meet.

Pole vaulter, Kinsey Weir took bronze for her performance in pole vault in the 16-17 year old girls’ category and also a fifth place finish in triple jump. In the 16-17 year old boys category, Fraser Stewart-Barnett took 15th place for the 1500m run.

For 14 year olds, Brianna Bates took 2nd place in the javelin competition  and 4th place in pole vault for the girls and Emmanuel Dadson took 2nd place in pole vault for the boys and 9th place in the 300m.

For 13 year olds, Jenevieve Patry-Smith won 1st in pole vault and shot put and 2nd place in javelin for girls and Shea Janke took silver for his 2000m race and bronze in the 800m for boys, and Jeremy Belcher won gold for 200m hurdles, silver for triple jump and bronze for his 80m hurdles race.

In the 12 year old girls’ category Michelle Dadson won 1st place in the discus throw and 3rd place in her shot put throw against a field of 20 competitors, as well as 6th place in long jump. Lauryn Savela accomplished a bronze medal for her performance in javelin and top 10 for her high jump, discus and 800m race. Emma Dolman placed 13th in 80m hurdles and 11th in high jump.

Kate Stewart-Barnett won a trio of medals in the 11 year old girls’ category for her 2nd place performances in the 600m and the 1000m and 1st place in high jump. David Patry-Smith took 6th place for shot put for 11 year old boys.

Kaia Polanska Richardson took 7th place in both long jump and discus and an 8th place in javelin for 10 year old girls.

Medals for Royal City Track and Field Club Pentathletes

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Elizabeth Bowles competes in long jump at pentathlon

Congratulations to all 15 Royal City Track and Field Club athletes who competed at the 2014 Pentathlon June 21st, showing strong representation for the club and accomplishing many personal bests and top performances!

Highlights for Royal City Track and Field Club at the meet include Devin Strome’s 2nd place for 14 year old girls’ (bronze medal in the 14/15 year old girls’ category) and Max Jones’ bronze in the 13 year old boys’ category.

Top 8 finishes were also accomplished by the following athletes: Cameron Dewith for 10 year old boys, Emma Celle for 12 year old girls, Shea Janke and Ryan Jensen for the 13 year old boys.

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