Now that the 2014 season has wound to a close, our club statistician, Gord Kalisch, has compiled all the results and we have posted an updated list of club records on the results page. Please check out the results and report any errors or omissions.
Two Royal City Track and Field Club midget athletes received plaques from BC Athletics on December 6th at the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet for accomplishing the BC Athletics’ Award Standard in their events during the course of the 2014 Track and Field Season.
Congratulations to Royal City Track and Field Club XC runners Milena Kalisch, 11, Sabine Girt, 12, and Shea Janke, 13, for their determined performances at the end of the season National Cross Country race in Vancouver on Saturday, November 29th. The event which included competitors from all over the province, and potentially, the country, took place alongside the National Cross Country Championships. The trio won gold medals in their respective age-groups for their strong races in very tough wintery conditions!
Highlights included Emily Chilton’s 13th place finish and Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 3rd place finish in the Junior category, out of 171 competitors in the girls category.
In the boys’ category, out of 176 runners, Shea Janke and Tomas Ward both represented the club very well, with Shea, gr 8, competing against gr 9s and 10s in the junior category and placing 81st.
Royal City Track and Field Club was well represented at the BC Athletics’ Provincial Cross Country Championships at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford on October 25 with 16 athletes competing at the event.
In the 9 year old boys’ category, Angus Steele, took 1st place.
For 10 year old girls, Monika Arcadi placed 10th, Emily Bowles took 4th, and Kate Bowles and Grace Hodges took 18 and 19 place amongst athletes from all over the province.
For 11-year old girls, Kate Stewart-Barnett, Milena Kalisch and Maria Kim took 2nd, 3rd and 6th place.
For 12-year old girls, Sabine Girt took 6th, Ella Fetherstonhaugh took 9th and Emma Dolman won 15th.
For 13 year old boys’, Shea Janke took 5th place in the province.
For 14 year old girls, Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Ashlynne Stairs took 3rd and 5th place.
In the 15 year old girls agegroup Emily Chilton won 7th.
Congratulations also to Prachi Brahmbhatt for competing well in her first cross country race with Royal City Track and Field Club.
The following athletes should also be recognized for winning one of the BC Athletics’ plaques for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the Lower Mainland Series races overall in their respective age-groups (best 4 performances, including championships, from 6 races in the fall series):
- Angus Steele-9 year old boys’-1st place plaque
- Kate Stewart-Barnett-11 year old girls’-2nd place plaque
- Shea Janke-13 year old boys’-2nd place plaque
- Grace Fetherstonhaugh-14 year old girls’-1st place plaque
- Ashlynne Stairs-14 year old girls’-2nd place plaque
- Milena Kalisch-11 year old girls’-4th place in the series
- Emily Chilton-15 year old girls’-4th place in the series
For achieving BC Athletics Award Standard for their performances on the track and field circuit during the 2014 season, the following Royal City Track and Field Club JD athletes were recognized at the 2014 JD BC Athletics Award Banquet:
- Jenvieve Patry-Smith-Discus (31.17m), Javelin (36.43m), Shot Put (10.53m)
- Michelle Dadson-Discus (26.04m)
- Milena Kalisch-1000m (3:22:55)
- Kate Stewart-Barnett 1000m (3:22:74)
- Angus Steele-600m (1:51:75) and 1000m (3:22:10)
Royal City Track and Field Club Cross Country athletes ran strong at the Festival of Cross Country Saturday, October 4.
Highlights included: 1st for Angus Steele in 9-year old boys’ , 4th and 9th for Emily Bowles and Monika Arcadi for 10-year old girls, 3rd and 5th place for Kate Stewart-Barnett and Milena Kalisch in the 11-year old girls’ category, 6th and 9th for Sabine Girt and Elizabeth Bowles for 12-year old girls, 2nd for 13-year old Shea Janke, 1st and 3rd for 14-year old Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Ashlynne Stairs, and 4th for 15-year old Emily Chilton.
Congratulations to all Royal City Track and Field Club kids who competed at the Cross Country Series Races over the weekend of September 27/28th.
At Bear Creek Park, 17 RCTFC athletes turned out in force to compete in the South Fraser hosted meet. Congratulations to Sabine Girt, Ella F, Milena Kalisch, Emily Chilton, Grace F, Ashlynne Stairs, Monika Arcadi, Keenan Clark, Emma Dolman, Shea Janke, Maria Kim, Grace Hodges, and Emily, Kate and Elizabeth Bowles for their competitive spirit on the course.
Highlights included a 4th place finish for Emily Chilton in the 15 year old girls’ category, a 1st and 2nd place finish for Grace Fetherstonhaugh and newcomer Ashlynne Stairs in the 14 year old girls’ category, a 1st place finish for Shea Janke in the 13 year old boys’ category and 3rd for Milena Kalisch in the 11 year old girls’ agegroup.
Congratulations to Track Rascals Liv Russo, Christina Hodges and Kelsey Clark for their courageous performances.
On the Sunday, 9 Royal City Track and Field Club athletes (Paige Deedman, Emma Dolman, Milena Kalisch, Kate Stewart-Barnett, Monika Arcadi, Angus Steele, Ashlynne Stairs, Ella and Grace Fetherstonhaugh) travelled up to the Whistler Olympic Park to compete in the Whistler Spirit Run. Strong performances were ran by all!
Highlights included Angus Steele’s 2nd place finish in the 9 year old boys’ category and 3rd place overall in the (9-12 year old event), Kate Stewart-Barnett’s 3rd place finish and Milena Kalisch’s 4th place finish in the 11 year old girls’ category, and Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 2nd place finish and Ashlynne Stairs’ 3rd place finish in the 14 year old girls’ category.
Royal City Track and Field Club athletes showed strong representation for the club at the September 20th Pinetree Classic XC meet in Coquitlam with 15 athletes competing in the 2.5 to 4.0km events.
Highlights included: a first place finish for Grace Fetherstonhaugh in the 14-year old girls’ category, a 4th place finish for Emily Chilton in the 15-year old age-group, 2nd place for 13-year old Shea Janke, 6th place for Sabine Girt (12-year old girls), 4th place for Milena Kalisch and 6th place for Maria Kim (11-year old girls) and 1st place for 9-year old Angus Steele who competed against the 10-year olds as well and finished first in the event overall.
Congratulations to the following athletes who were competing in their first xc race as a Royal City Track and Field Club athlete: Monika Arcadi, Keenan Clark, Paige Deedman, Emma Dolman, Ella Fetherstonhaugh, Sabine Girt, Maria Kim and Angus Steele.
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.