November 15th, Royal City Track and Field Club athletes were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2015 track and field and cross country seasons at the club’s annual awards banquet.
Congratulations to all RCTFC athletes for their commitment to training and competing and for personal best performances and to all RCTFC coaches for their dedication to the athletes in another exceptional year!
A few photos from the night…
Emily Chilton, Gavin Fan, Emma Dolman, Ryan Jensen and Finnley Cookson volunteered at the recent New Westminster School District XC Elementary Championship.
The Royal City Track and Field Club hosted the recent New Westminster Elementary School District XC Championship at Moody Park. About 80 kids in grades 3-7 from 6 different elementary and middle schools turned out to race in their age group.
Thanks to Coach Sean Dixon and Jason Delasalle for planning, supporting and heading up the event on site, as well as several RCTFC parents for their roles at the finishline and along the course.
A special thanks to Emily Chilton, Emma Dolman, Gavin Fan, Finnley Cookson and Ryan Jensen for volunteering their time and talents as rabbits and turtles in the races and for cheering on and motivating the younger children in general.
Seven members of the Royal City Track and Field Club XC team travelled to Nanaimo to race at the BC Athletics XC Championship on October 24, 2015.
Congratulations to all of the competitors for strong and determined performances.
Highlights from the races included: Emily Bowles’ Bronze medal and Monika Arcadi’s 6th place finish in the 11 year old girls’ category; Elizabeth Bowles’ 8th place and Emma Dolman’s 10th place finish in the 13 year old girls’ agegroup, Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 5th place finish and Ashlynne Stairs’ 10th place finish for 15 year old girls and Shea Janke’s 5th place finish for 14 year old boys’.
Full results including times for the events can be found at the link below:
First medal is gold for this track rascal!
Royal City Track and Field Club xc team represented the club well in their wins at the Oct 17 Frank Reynolds’ xc race, hosted by the Norwesters at Cates Park.
Congratulations to Ava Forsyth, Emily, Kate and Elizabeth Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Charlotte Taylor, Grace and Christina Hodges, Hannah and Lauren Sidhu, Emma Dolman, Shea Janke, Jarrett Cooledge, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Ashlynne Stairs and Emily Chilton for their performances!
Highlights included Ava Forsyth’s 1st place finish in the 6-7 year old track rascal race; Emily Bowles’ 3rd place and Monika Arcadi’s 6th place in the 11 year old girls group; Elizabeth Bowles’ 4th place, Lauren Sidhu’s 5th and Emma Dolman’s 7th for 13 year old girls; Shea Janke’s 4th for Midget boys; Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 1st and Ashlynne Stairs’ 3rd for Midget girls and Emily Chilton’s 2nd in the Junior girls’ agegroup.
Full results can be seen at the following link:
Emily Bowles takes Bronze Medal in 11 year old girls’ category at Festival of Cross Country 2.0km race.
Twelve Royal City Track and Field athletes competed on Saturday, October 3 at the Festival of Cross Country race at Crescent Park and hosted by Ocean Athletics.
- 5th place for Emily Chilton, 16, in the 16-17 year old girls’ category
- 1st place for Grace Fetherstonhaugh and 3rd place for Ashlynne Stairs in the 14/15 year old girls’ category
- 6th place for Elizabeth Bowles, 8th place for Lauren Sidhu and 10th place for Emma Dolman in the 13 year old girls’ agegroup
- 3rd for Emily Bowles and 5th for Monika Arcadi in the 11 year old girls’ agegroup
Congratulations to all runners for their personal best performances on a challenging course.
Full results and times can be viewed at the link below:
Congratulations to the RCTFC Cross Country team for their individual accomplishments at the recent South Fraser Cross Country meet!
Special recognition to Track Rascal athlete Ava for her top 8 finish out of almost 30 competitors-it was her first cross country race!
Full results can be found in the link here:
Royal City Track and Field Club Cross Country Team braved the rain and muddy conditions at this year’s Pinetree Classic, showing strength and determination in their performances.
Well done Christina and Grace Hodges, Noah Duke, Kate, Emily and Elizabeth Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Ella and Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Emma Dolman, Shea Janke, Gavin Fan and Emily Chilton.
- 7th place for Noah Duke in the 9 year old boys’ agegroup
- 3rd place for Emily Bowles and 4th place for Monika Arcadi for 11 year old girls
- 3rd place for Elizabeth Bowles, 4th place for Ella Fetherstonhaugh and 7th place for Emma Dolman for 13 year old girls
- 3rd place for Shea Janke and 4th place for Gavin Fan for 14 year old boys
- 1st place for Grace Fetherstonhaugh for 15 year old girls
- 3rd place for Emily Chilton for 16 year old girls
For full results and times for categories see link below:
practicing race starts-uphill
Beautiful weather (so far :))and lots of hard work!
Post cross country workout comment (with a smile on her face though): “I learned what it felt like to die,” said Emma D (of a recent workout with Coach Sean). Was it the hill? You’ll have to ask her.
Looks like it’s fun too tho!
the “we eat hills for breakfast” look
Six Royal City Track and Field Club athletes turned out to compete at the 2015 Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Beach on Sunday, September 13th–sunny but blustery beautiful fall day!
Congratulations to Noah Duke, Emily Bowles, Emma Dolman, Elizabeth Bowles, Shea Janke and Grace Fetherstonhaugh for their strong performances!
Trackie results (although agegroups and boys/girls haven’t been separated out) in link below:
RCTFC athletes Brianna Bates, 15, and Jenevieve Patry-Smith, 14, travelled to Legion, Nationals in Quebec this summer to compete against a field of fierce competition in the throws events.
Bates competed in javelin while Patry-Smith competed in javelin, discus, shot put and hammer.
Patry-Smith placed in the top 10 in four separate u-16 events. She finished just off the podium in the girls’ discus, placing fourth with a throw of 33.60m – less than half a metre shy of third-place Emma Bauer of Lethbridge, Alta. The New West field athlete was in fifth place in both javelin and hammer throw. She threw the spear 37.19m and the three-kilogram hammer 35.47m. She also placed ninth in the shot put.
Congratulations to both Brianna and Jenevieve for being the sole representatives of Royal City Track and Field Club at Legions this year.